Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Police encounter

On Sunday Dennen and I were driving back to Logan from Orem (a 2 hour drive). We were assuming that Finn would sleep the entire way. Not so. He woke up with about 30 min to go and started screaming. We pulled over at one point, but right when we did he stopped crying.

As we continued on he started screaming again. Being the flustered mother that I am I thought to myself... driving faster = getting home faster = quiet baby. Cops apparently don't have the same train of thought. I kept having a feeling that I should slow down, but I couldn't. I was driven by complete baby madness. Yes you guessed it, I got pulled over.

The second I got pulled over I started crying (there was absolutely no way of stopping it). When I rolled down the window I started wailing/hysterically crying as the cop tried to ask for my license and registration. Finn was also screaming at this point in time so Dennen got him out of the car seat to try and console him.

When the cop came back to my window he told me that he was only going to give me a ticket for not changing my address on my drivers license. Keep in mind that I was still wailing at this point in time. He asked if I was okay and I sobbed out "no!" He then asked if I was going to be okay and I sobbed out "I don't know!"

I don't think I've ever cried harder in my life. My hands were tingling. Is that normal for intense crying? The cop told Dennen outside of the car that he should probably drive. That poor cop and Dennen.

Telling the story now is pretty amusing and funny, but at the time, it felt like the worst day of my life. What's even more funny about it is that I think Finn knew his mom was at the end of her rope. The very same day, he decided that he would console me by finally deciding to breastfeed (I've been finger feeding him with a syringe up until this point in time).

Now that my friends is a story to go down in family history.


Kari said...

Oh I've had the tingly hands. You just were probably hyperventilating.

Congrats on starting to breastfeed! I'm impressed you stuck it out. I got stressed and just pumped for three months. I'll try harder next time. Hopefully.

marissa said...

oh that is crazy, it almost made me cry just thinking about it. I so glade he started breastfeeding, hayden just started doing it all on his own just a few weeks ago still a little hard for him. It is such a wonderful feeling.


Oh Hil, I'm so sorry. I remember those first few months after Macie was born I had so many meltdowns. I think it was a combination of sheer exhaustion and hormones and a really fussy baby. Anyway, I'm sorry to hear you've had nursing problems but I'm glad he decided to start for you now!! I swear, babies really can sense when their mommas are on their last straw. :)

The Murray Family said...

I laughed as I read this story, but I know I would have reacted the EXACT same way. I think you said it best, this will be a great family story.

Kelly said...

The hormones will get better. i felt like I was going crazy for awhile. I'm glad his getting better at feeding. It'll get easier, just remember that.

Jane said...

Perhaps the good exercise of his lungs gave Finn an appetite. Yes it is hard to get through the first months.

MSmith said...

I admire, adore, enjoy, appreciate, fancy, dig, love, relish, savor and applaud your little family.

uncle greg said...

I've heard of alot of different ways to get out of a speeding ticket, but you win the award for the best. Go Hil

Birrell Family said...

Love this story :)
Hang in there, it will get easier and finally getting a full nights sleep one day will make all the difference... usually :)