Thursday, March 14, 2013

solsc: sleep 14/31


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I've mentioned it before, but my two girls are great sleepers.  Once they are snuggled in their beds and lights are out, they are asleep.  They sleep all night.  I thank God that they are good sleepers.  It's a beautiful thing because I need my sleep.  I need my sleep all night long.  That solid, uninterrupted, peaceful, dead-to-the-world sleep.

If I don't get my sleep, I can be down right crabby.

The girls both have colds with lots of boogers and coughs.

10:37pm Finally snuggled in my warm bed ready to read to relax from the busy day.
11:01pm  Book closed satisfied with the stopping point as my eyes closed slowly.
11:18pm  "Momma?  I got boogers."
11:19pm  Wiped the nose and tucked back into bed.
11:20pm  Deep breath, back in bed and asleep before I could . . .
1:23am  "Mommy.  I got boogers again."
1:24am  My husband nudged me.  "I'll go next time."  "I went once. It's your turn."
1:25am  He wiped the nose and tucked back into bed.
1:26am  Deep breath, back in bed and asleep before I . . .
3:57am "Momma.  I got tinkle."
3:58am  Changed a diaper (without waking her sister) and tucked back into bed.
3:59am  Deep breath, back in bed and asleep . . .
5:00am  BEEP! BEEP! BEEP!  (Ignored.) "Want me to turn on the 6 o'clock alarm?"
6:00am  BEEP! BEEP! BEEP!  (Snooze.)
6:10am  BEEP! BEEP! BEEP!  (Snooze.)
6:20am BEEP!  BEEP! BEEP!  I'm up already . . .

I was tired.  But surprisingly not the least bit crabby.

The life as a mom.  And I wouldn't change it for anything.

6 comments:

  1. What a night! I'm tired reading it! Your last line comes as a surprise (but not really!) Hope you get a chance for at least a ten minute nap sometime today!

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  2. That's the true meaning of unconditional love!!!! It takes tons more than just hourly wake-ups with boogers and tinkles...

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  3. I got tired just reading about the interruptions in your sleep. Hopefully, tonight will be better and everyone will get a good night's rest. Maybe "crabby" is still sleeping and will remain that way!.

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  4. I hope they are healthy soon. I hear your worry and love as you share this writing.

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  5. Glad you could move your wake up time. You know you will have nights like this, but when put together, the good sleep nights will win.

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  6. Geesh! When it rains it pours, right? Our 4- mo old and 3.5 year lid seem to conspire and pull all their tricks on the same night. I'm glad you weren't crabby...that's a feat after all this :). Go you!

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