Friday, October 2, 2009

A Few Words About Sleep

For quite some time I had basically no words to say about sleep because I wasn't getting any. Little J was a nighttime snacker. He was looking to eat every 45 minutes to an hour. But now we purchased a regular mattress for the futon frame and started laying him down to sleep in the middle of the big bed. The first night he loved it and only woke once at 2:30 and then again at 6:30 for the day. I felt like a new woman. Then he had a couple of rough nights, up 2-3 times before waking for the day. I was disheartened so I brought him back to bed with us for a night and then tried him in the futon again. Last night he slept by himself from 9:15pm until 6:15am. Hooray!! Booyah!! I'm wondering if the Pediasure is helping him sleep better. He's been drinking a small amount for the last couple days since his GI doctor appt. We're trying to bump up his calories to encourage weight gain.

Ray insists on wearing shorts to bed and then wakes up cold in the middle of the night which isn't the worst because he usually crawls in bed with Lee to warm up, but last night he must of sensed that Dh and I were alone so he snuck in with us and literally squeezed Dh right out of bed.

And that's not all I have to say about sleep. I was happily sleeping away when all of a sudden I heard a 4-wheeler going by outside. I jumped out of bed as Dh was looking out the window to see Grace and Lee driving away to check their traps out on the marsh. What time was it? 5:19am When they got back in and we told them it was just 6:00am their jaws dropped and they yelled out, "No wonder it never lightened up while we were checking traps." Somehow when setting the alarm for 6:00am they set the clock an hour ahead, which meant they woke up an hour earlier than desired. We all got a laugh out of it and I had plenty of time to shower, blow dry my hair, wash leftover dishes from last night, start laundry and make pancakes for breakfast. Always searching for the silver lining. Have a wonderful fall day. It's raining pretty good by me today. Hopefully things clear up so the ferrier can come to trim horse hooves.


  1. I wouldn't want to say "misery loves company" but reading your post before breakfast cheered me up after my boys treated me to a turbulent night and early morning- it was good for me to remember that I'm not the only mother dealing with sleep deprivation and I'm so fortunate that insomnia is my biggest concern about my baby son.

    I had to laugh at your older earlybirds too! I have been wondering for ages what they trap? You also reminded me to clear our garden earwig traps :-)

    Hope the you keep whittling back the sleep deficit! And thanks for sharing your stories with us!

  2. oh my that is too funny! I have not had a good nights sleep in almost 8 years! Noah has sleep apena and so I dont get any sleep along with him, and he still sleeps with us. He just can not sleep alone.


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