Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Good Sleeps

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!

Double 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???


Anonymous said...

You and our Jennifer have lots in common. They are still going through all that to a certain extent with Sam....and they have another baby coming next week!! So feel glad...feel very glad!! ha

Actually Sam is sleeping much better. He's in Nathan's room now (most nights anyway) and that's what he wanted. I think he felt like he was missing out on something. Some nights Jennifer still has to go put him in the crib because he's over at Nathan's bed trying to get him to play..and Nathan is already asleep!! He's a toot, but a sweet toot!!

Love you,

Aunt Debbie

Grammy said...

I am thrilled to hear that Ally is sleeping better and you are getting some much needed rest at night. The summer is passing so fast! Ally and her statement to Missy was sooooooo cute. She has repeated you before and it always tickles me to death. Love, Grammy