Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Crazy Nights

Some nights are pretty crazy. And they usually don't include many hours of consolidated sleep. Here's how Tuesday night went.

11:10 pm I think Natalie is in a deep enough sleep to lay her down in the Pack n Play. I'm successful so I crawl into bed and fall asleep immediately.

1:45 am I hear Jansen crying for me. I wait a minute or two and he is still going strong so I head in there and tickle his back and help him fall back asleep. I decide to leave him before he's all the way asleep so that I can check on Natalie. Jansen begins crying as soon as I leave.

1:50 am Natalie is still asleep so I go back in Jansen's room and this time I stay until he is all the way asleep.

1:55 am When I get back to our room, Natalie is stirring and waking up a few minutes later. I feed her and settle in on the recliner with her so that she will sleep longer.

4:00 am I wake up and see what time it is...Nate is still not home from work (he had left at 2 in the afternoon that day) so I call him on his cell phone. I hear it vibrating and see him sit up in bed to answer it. Oh...so he was home. I just couldn't see him from the recliner.

5:40 am Jansen wakes up. He is calling for "mommy" just like he does every morning.

5:55 am I need to go get Jansen but can't decide what to do with Natalie who is asleep in my arms. I don't want to wake Nate up because he got home at 3 in the morning and if I put Natalie down she'll wake up. She ends up waking up on her own and I head to Jansen's room.

6:00 am We begin our day. I am exhausted from nights and nights of this. But I have good day with my beautiful kids and Nate is home studying. It definitely could have been a lot worse. No one was throwing up, there isn't a wildfire at our back door, etc. Life is never dull!

10 comments:

JoDeane said...

Did you ever imagine it would be like this? I don't know how you do it. I would be a blithering idiot! You are an amazing lady/mother/wife!

Anonymous said...

Jess, I wish I had something comforting to say, call Angie her night was similar except involving vomit. Here is praying for sleep for all! Love you Carrie

The Nye's said...

We vote you get automatic exaltation no matter what you do the rest of your life!

kiki comin said...

i hate bad nights! call me if you need a nap and i can take your kids!:)

Annie said...

Ahhh, the joys of motherhood. Nothing's harder than a sleepless night. You would never know it, you handle everything so well!

The Scott Family said...

wow Jessica... I am so seeing what my life is going to be like in a week! Maybe this baby can keep cooking inside me for awhile! :) just kidding

taylor and laney said...

my goodness, I would have thrown both the kids out the window. The whole time I was reading I kept thinking, where in the world is your delinquent husband, I was relieved when I realized he was at work.

Ang said...

We sleep deprived women know that for some crazy, and hopefully some day to be revealed to us reason, we have not been blessed with sleeping children. For this I am sympathetic, but after looking at those two adorable faces, we all know why they don't end up out the window! Keep plugging away, and if you really need someone to crab too, who will understand all too well-I'm just a phone call or e-mail away...

Meggin said...

Oh, Jess that is rough!! I am so sorry! And I was feeling deprived because Ty woke up once last night!

lindsey said...

Elder Holland's motherhood talk will give you comfort! I am not looking forward to going through the routine in a few months!