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!