Tue - Feb 10, 2009 : 01:58 pm
Night from the Seventh Circle of you know where
Okay, so Jason left yesterday afternoon for a trip to Green Bay. I have been gearing up for this for a few weeks. Preparing myself to be without my beloved for a few days. I figured this is no big deal, I can get through this no problem. Well, it looks like the kids had a different idea about that for me.
I thought it would be fun to have them sleep in my room with me, since they always want to and we never let them. I am not sure what I was thinking. I realized quickly that if I ever wanted to get any sleep, having them in the same room with me was not going to work. They were just to riled up or excited to be in our bedroom. So I sent them to their beds crying, but after getting up 3 or 4 times more to get them drinks of water, fluff their pillows, and yell at them to quit calling me, they were asleep. I thought the hardest part of the night was over...not yet.
Sam procceded to wake up every hour or two and he wouldn't just fall asleep. He would fuss and squirm for about 10-15 minutes until he would settle down and let me nurse him so he could fall back asleep. The fact that the night before I didn't get to sleep until about 2:30am made last nights situation 10 times worse.
Then at 7am I wake up and Collin is pressed up against my back sleeping. I have no idea when he got there, but as soon as I woke up and moved so did he and wouldn't go back to sleep, so I sent him downstairs to watch cartoons. About every 20 minutes he kept coming back upstairs for some reason. First it was for some Kixs, then he couldn't find his batman, etc.
So sufficeth to say, it has been an adventure, so far. I am hopping we can all go to sleep early tonight and praying that Sam sleeps better tonight. It seems like if I have a good nights sleep than I can deal with things a lot better the next day.
I am grateful to have these little ones eventhough there is some really hard times. It just makes the good times that much more sweet. This experience is helping me rely on my Savior to help me though the tough times after I have had enough. I need to remember I can't do it on my own and there is someone there waiting to help me.
I hope you get a lot of sleep in Green Bay Jas because when you get back I am going to take a 24 hour nap :)