Thursday, March 24, 2011

My Honest Opinion: Why a High-Tech Monitor and a High-Tech Daddy Don't Mix

Ever had one of those moments where you wanted to scream "DUH!" for hours?

Um, yeah.

So here's a little story for you....

About 2 months ago, someone got an amazing deal on a top of the line baby monitor.

Yes, I know....

We were with our previous baby monitor

But alas, what I once thought was Bella-loves-Edward love, turned out to be Bella-might-love-Jacob love, when this pretty little thing entered my life.

And just like that the old dude got kicked to the curb.

Because this pretty little thing turns out to be awesomer than awesomesauce.

And only partially because we got it on sale for $79.

And only partially because we can add other cameras to it when they become necessary.

And only partially because it has a 2 way talking feature - so mommy can talk to baby through the remote.


Oh, and did I mention that we totally used swagbucks to take $20 off the total price?

So we only ended up paying $59.99 for a $400 baby monitor?

Um, yeah.

This puppy would be the perfect addition for baby numero dos. 

(Who, by the way, is not in existence yet....  I PROMISE.)

When we first got it, I was determined that I was not going to use it until such a time as it became necessary.

But then there was a little mishap with the old one. 

Did I mention it has a two-way talking feature?

The mishap may have been slight, but it was just the excuse we needed....

So out it came.

Much to Techy's delight.

And much to my dismay.

Do you know how many times I have nearly peed myself while trying to put the baby to bed, only to hear an eerie voice over my shoulder?

And then the sound of Techy laughing over the 2-way speaker.

Um, practically nightly.

I should be used to it by now.

But last night, we crossed new thresholds of annoyance with the new "toy".

Last night at 10:30 p.m. Techy decided he wanted nothing more than to hear Little Man say, "Dad-dy!" in his adorable baby voice.

So last night at 10:30 p.m. Techy screeched "DAD-DY!" over the 2 way speaker system on the monitor.

Despite all my warnings of what would happen.

And just as he predicted, Little Man stirred, sat up, looked at the monitor and said, "Dad-dy!" in his adorable little voice.

Then he rolled over and went back to sleep.


(As an aside, how long has it been since I said, "NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" ?

I am pretty sure the last time I did I was wearing a ponytail on the side of my head, but whatever....)

So yeah....

At this point, Little Man was UP.

As in wide awake. 

As in standing up.

Holding his blanket.


Staring at the monitor.

More Crying.


Waiting for mommy.

Or daddy.

Or anyone who might rescue him from his blanket prison.

Until 2 am. 

Not that we didn't try to calm him down.

Just that no matter what we did he would not go back to bed.

Lessons to be learned here?

If you, like me, have a super-nifty, super-awesome baby monitor...

And if you, like me, have a super awesome, but sometimes annoying hubby who is super in love with all things technology AND toddlers who say "Dad-dy!" super adorably....

DO NOT, and I really mean DO NOT allow him anywhere near your baby monitor if your baby is actually sleeping.

Otherwise, you, like me, may reap the reward that comes with allowing your hubby to wake your baby with the super-nifty two-way talking feature. 

Yes, they are cool.

But it's just not worth it!

Trust me!

P.S.  Thanks to Amanda, I will be sharing this post over at her weekend blog reading party....  Head on over to see what everyone else is doing this week, while I am still trying to catch up on some much needed rest....
Weekend Bloggy Reading


Kait said...

Hahahah OH MY GOSH!! Tell Techy kids sound so much sweeter during the day time, than in the middle of the night! hahahah! I feel for you, AND am super jealous of your two way monitor! How fun!! (I'd totally use it to try to freak Jesh out LOL!)

Ang said...

Fast forward 1 year when Little Man turns into Little Techy and wakes up baby #2 with the two way monitor...consider yourself warned lol

Sarah said...

Liked the post, but loved the comment about the ponytail on the other side of your head. Lol!

Roberta said...

Seriously...I'm surprised that Techy is able to walk today ;)

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I think I'd threaten Techy's favorite gadget if he ever tried that one again. Sleepless nights= no fun. Hoping everything turned out okay. :)

Thank you so much for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party. :) Have fun finding a new blog friend or two, and I hope you'll visit me at Serenity Now again soon! :)