It has taken me a few weeks to realize I'm sleeping better and feeling better in the mornings. I know I shouldn't even say anything or discuss this out loud...but Miss A is sleeping so well through the night! And pretty consistently doing a good job of going down at night! YAY!
She's 3 1/2 years old, and it's just hitting me....Oh My Goodness! 3 1/2 years of several trips to her room. Almost. Every. Night. It just became normal to me.
Miss E started sleeping 10-12 hours straight at about 10 week old. The few weeks before that it was usually 8.
Miss A is just a whole 'nother ballgame, in every little way. Some days I literally say to her, "It's a good thing you're so cute...", and some days I say, "That's not cute or funny!" and I'm ALWAYS telling her, "Stop and look at me and LISTEN!"
***I have to add here-yesterday Miss A wandered into my room where I was folding laundry on my bed. She was snacking on a cheese cracker. The dog (Missy) was laying right at my feet as usual. Miss A walks up to the dog and calmly says, "Missy, you need to look at me and listen to me. I have a cheese cracker. And I am going to eat it. And you may not have any."***
Anyway, some things have slowly been changing and it's time I celebrate and share them! She actually ate a few bites of Tilapia the other night! And some brisket before that! (all smothered in Ranch dressing of course...)
But this morning it just hit me-I got out of bed without having to FALL out. It was pretty easy to get up and get going. And I realized that it's been that way for at least a week or so. "Why so?" I ask myself. I'm not going to bed any earlier...not sleeping any later.
And then it all made sense! Miss A and I have not had the night-fights that we had become so accustomed to! And that was just getting her to stay in bed at bedtime! On top of that, I have not had my 3 or more trips to her room every night to pat her back to sleep or climb in with her.
So this is what "rested" feels like? Wow-I'll enjoy it...for a month or so anyway. Then we're back into the craziness of school schedules. Where has the summer gone???