Remember how I got one of these at a garage sale for $10?
They retail for about $110 and are easily going for $60 used, but the one we got was BRAND NEW in the package! The cheapskate in me really wanted to hock it on craigslist, but the mom in me wanted to keep it. I've always wanted a baby monitor and now more than ever it would be convenient to have one. Plus it had that cool SIDS pad where you place the sensor under the mattress and if they don't move for twenty seconds an alarm sounds, how comforting!
Blaine was not convinced, he still thought we should sell it and get a less expensive monitor.
I won. I kept it!
It's been nice having it, and a little annoying.
Every single time Ivy cries in the night I run to her room, get her out of her crib, sneak back into my bed with her with me and about three seconds later. . .
*BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP*
that stinking SIDS alarm goes blaring off in Gwen's room and nearly wakes the whole neighborhood. I ALWAYS forget to turn it off and it always goes off twenty seconds after taking Ivy out of bed and scares the begibberies out of me.
So tonight that alarm went a blaring and jolted me out of sleep, but....this time Ivy wasn't in my bed. She was in her crib where she should be.
At first I just laid in bed thinking how weird it was the alarm was going off
till it hit me
THE ALARM IS GOING OFF
and I raced to her room and scooped her up in my arms and juggled her back and forth until she was perturbed enough to cry.
* long, poingnant, somber, thoughtful, contemplative silence *
You know, I been wanting to post for a while now. I wanted to blog complaining about our big decision. I wanted to blog about what a stupid thing it was for us to buy our house when we did as we are now in so deep over our heads that even if we were 100% sure about moving we financially can't do so, I wanted to blog about how I've spent the last three days cleaning my house for the realtor to see it but the realtor didn't get much past the front door before they dropped the "you would have to bring fourteen grand to closing" bomb.
But tonight Ivy's SIDS alarm went off.
While she was in bed.
Did the SIDS monitor just save her life?
Would today have been Ivy's last day on Earth if I hadn't gone to that garage sale?
All I want to blog about is how I am so glad that I won't ever know. And I have to blog that now at 3:00AM because I can't bring myself to go back to sleep.
And all of the sudden I know what is important.