Monday, October 3, 2011


I did have one, teeny temper tantrum the other night. It would be simple for all of you who have been blessed with living children to guess what it was about, and harder for those of you who long for sleepless nights to fathom...
of course, sleep.
I'm tired, quite.
Maeve Eloise sleeps quite well, sometimes. There were nights when she'd do 5 or 6 hours at a time, leaving me wondering how I could possibly feel so rested. I'd been up 3 or 4 times a night with Fiona up until a month or two before Maeve's birth, and now they were neck and neck, each getting me up once or twice.
(Fiona, incidentally, who has been up at least twice in the night every night of her life suddenly sleeps through the night due to my ingenious idea that perhaps a night light would help).
But some nights, she's nursing every ten minutes.
Like tonight, when I thought I could sneak down and do a blog post. But two minutes after I came downstairs, she's awake.
She wants to go to bed at 6:30 PM, with me.
No can do, girlfriend.
That's all I've got for tonight. My little Mae-mae calls, and my beautiful images of myself snuggled in bed with her, tummy to tummy, feeling her tiny little belly rise and fall against mine, will have to wait until tomorrow, or some other night when I might get five minutes instead of two to tell you about what things are like in the happy, happy (sad) house.


Pietrowski's of North Andover said...

sleep and/or lack of, certainly controls a household... once your (living) children are born --you never quite see sleep the same way.

Our newest love, Sarah doesn't have the same sleep patterns as our older two... it's taking some serious getting used to!

Hope's Mama said...

Oh, big hug to you. I want to recall the happy-happy email I sent you today!
We have a much better sleeper this time, though I must say "only while being held or slept with". All well and good, but it is hard to get a free moment, or hand/s. Her big brother never really liked to sleep anywhere, at any time. So this is a marked improvement. Wishing you a solid chunk of sleep in the next 24 hours and beyond!