Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Was It a Full Moon Last Night?


Or what was the real reason that all three of my kids were up at different times last night?

The baby--I expect to be up--especially since we're attempting to change him from sleeping in his car seat to sleeping in his bassinet. Yes, a bassinet. We're still debating the bedding situation and the solution.

We fell asleep close to midnight and at exactly midnight the baby decided to eat again. There's nothing like a 10 minute power nap to energize you for the next day.
Around 2 Ryanna woke up and walked in and told us she was scared. Normally Derek walks her back to her room and comforts her a bit and puts her back to sleep, but he must've been as exhausted as I was 'cause she joined me, Eli and Derek in the bed.

Really, we should've saved ourselves the trouble and woken up Owen and put him in bed with us too. Why not? The more the merrier right? I mean our bed is a queen after all. Only about three feet smaller than a king and really, don't you love to snuggle with your child on one side while your baby nurses the other side of you? Do we women ever stop multi-tasking?

Finally, around four, when I was about to begin another nursing session, I told Derek to carry Ryanna back to her bed. Shortly after her placement there and the nursing session ends, Owen wakes up. I sent Derek in to negotiate that situation.

Luckily, Derek got to sleep in till 6 am and I was able to eek out another 43 minutes after that. We're so spoiled. I mean, who really needs more than about 4 hours of sleep each night anyway? And it definitely doesn't have to be consecutive hours. That's so weak! Isn't this how the military trains our troops for tough missions?

10 comments:

Lara said...

And that is why we have a King sized bed. :)

Hope you find time for a nap today!

JenW said...

seriously, you deserve a nap. we had weird sleeping or non sleeping last night as well. bizarre. i hope it was a full moon, at least then there is an explanation.

CC said...

I still have those nights where I find myself scooting in since one or both younger ones, and occasionally Lisa, find themselves. "sleepwalking" to our bed. :-)

How was your nap?

wackywilsons said...

I can so relate!! Read my latest post about sleep deprivation...I love how you word your thoughts though...we are multi taskers at all times!

Lauren and Trevor said...

We can definitely empathize with your situation. We just started trying to sleep our two in the same room. Disaster is probably the best word for it.

Kim said...

We have a nightly visitor in our two year old, Grace. Fortunately, Reid started sleeping through the night about a month ago. I put him down by 9:00 pm and he sleeps until at least 6:00 am. Our dog has been a little funny at night time lately, too, but at least he is not allowed in the bed!

rachel said...

US TOO. We are all coughing though which is a competely different type of no sleep pattern. I am so sure that our Queen size bed shrinks to a crib size when the boys are all coming to get in it. Kimball likes to scoot us over so he is all sprawled out on one entire half of the bed and Colby and I are squeezed into an eighth of it. It's amazing the holding power these little bodies have. Sleep tight tonight hopefully it will be an early one for you!

Devin said...

I have no idea what that's like, thank goodness.

Dahly Mama said...

Sleep is overrated!

Heather said...

That sounds like a terrible no good night. I hope you got a better one the next night.

I've been a lazy blogger lately.. glad you're all still alive! :)