Thursday, August 11, 2011

Growing While They Sleep


The definition has certainly changed since I became a mom. I feel like, for the most part, I don't really do it. I just kind of spent the night in this half awake state and take Natalie to the bathroom, check on someone coughing, rub a back for a few minutes, put a blanket back on, turn on a hall light, listen to see if Emmy will put herself back to sleep, adjust the thermostat, etc. I remember when I was a kid I could walk into my mom's room at any time of night and say her name once and she would answer back. I didn't have to wake her. I can understand that now. 

I was laughing at a Tempurpedic commercial I saw. They boasted that you would not even feel the movement of your spouse as they get out of bed in the morning. Oh please. If only my biggest worry of being woken up was from Nate rolling out of bed in the morning.

Apparently these guys grow when they are sleeping because they just keep getting bigger and bigger.

This one at a particularly fast rate.


Brennon Bowen said...

Two comments really. The first, is that I love the last picture of Emmy! She is freakin cute. The second, is about a certain leg. It looks kind of scary! :-)

lexihb said...

Not your leg by the way.... Jansen's haha

Lara said...

I feel your pain, although I am pregnant and that adds to my lack of sleep, but I am the same way. Any sudden movement, sound, cough, or cry and I am wide awake!

Kendra said...

Love how you explained sleep, Oh that is so how I feel.

Melinda said...

Ha! Couldn't have said it better myself. If I tried to wake my dad at night it was like waking the dead, and then you always worried he would think you were a robber or something...and then he usually had little or no sympathy for whatever reason we were waking him up for. Moms are great. I just gain more and more appreciation for mine as I get older and more sleep deprived.

Michelle said...

Seriously adorable pictures! And, I hear you... sleep is my long lost love!