Happy doesn't quite describe how I feel this morning.
Let's try some other words:
"Rested?!" you ask. "With a 9-day-old newborn?!"
Um, yeah! If your jaw hit the ground, let me tell you mine has been there, too, since waking this morning at 8:30 a.m. because my newborn slept amazingly well last night; he only woke twice between the hours of 9:30 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. to chow down. That's right he did this ...
with only two brief wakings for ELEVEN hours!.
And to make it even better and give me an even bigger glimmer of hope that last night wasn't just a passing fad, he has looked like this during the day
for quite a few hours yesterday and today! Could it be he's already understanding the difference between night and day?! Tell me it's possible! I can hear the Hallelujah chorus running through my head right now, and I'm so not even kidding.
I thought this kind of thing only happened to people in movies or books. I thought the mommy bloggers who bragged about how their kids slept during the night without waking every few hours were big fat liars or at least taking some type of sleeping aid that helped them snooze through all of the incessant night-time crying. I didn't think babies slept like this ... after all, you're looking at the woman who was awake with her first child at least once every two hours for the first 15 months of his life. I walked around like a zombie for at least the first eight months of the toddler's life before I graduated to functioning as a sleep-deprived human.
While I'm talking/gushing about this whole concept of sleep with my toddler and newborn... two days in a row, I took at nap with both boys at the same time in the same bed for more than an hour.
[Insert another jaw drop here.]
I don't know how this happened, but I'm not one to question the grace of God or the mysterious sleep habits of munchkins, so off to nap I go for the third day in a row. Thank you, God, for having mercy on a very tired woman!
But seriously someone pinch me. And convince me that I shouldn't go buy a lottery ticket because I'm feeling like the world's luckiest woman.
When did your kids figure out the whole sleep thing?