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Tue - Feb 10, 2009 : 01:58 pm
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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 :)
Comment by PoeticIntensity on Feb. 10, 2009 @ 11:08 pm
Great entry, honey.  All will be back to normal soon, I hope.

Take care *kiss*
Comment by sally cook on Feb. 12, 2009 @ 08:32 am
sorry to hear of your crazy escapade. when does jason get back? please honestly let me know if i can help you out... if you need a break or anything.... i can watch your kids.

Comment by Hailey on Feb. 12, 2009 @ 09:47 am
Hey you!  Isn't it amazing how kids have a radar built right in them.  They know when you are at your weakest and then they just prey on you!!!!;-)  You are a great mom Sarah and hang in there, this too shall pass.
Comment by anonymous on Feb. 18, 2009 @ 10:07 pm
Hey Sarah!

I love your entries.  It makes me feel like I'm not alone with the things my kids do. Blaine works every other Wednesday night and its just me and the kids.  Things like that happen all the time and then when Blaine is sleeping all day, I get grouchy because I feel like "why should he get to sleep when I didn't?!"  Oh day my kids will sleep through the night-all night!
Comment by Trista on Apr. 06, 2009 @ 11:23 am
Sarah, You are the best. I loved reading this. You should write a book. I loved seeing you in CA. You are still the same Sarah I loved 10 years ago. It is nice to have a friend that you can pick up conversation right where we left off. Hope your Birthday was awesome. Sorry I am a crap face and didn't call you. Happy LATE Birthday.

Love, Trista