Sunday, May 3, 2009
What we look like at 2am
The beginning of this past week, Sam was on a business trip in Houston. The first night he was gone, I took the kids out to my parents house to pass some time. While we were watching a movie, both of the kids fell asleep, so my parents suggested that we just stay there for the night. I agreed, so we moved the kids into one of the extra bedrooms and I got settled into bed. I read for a little while, then Brinley started waking up so I nursed her...again and again and again. And then Levi started waking up, so I brought him in bed with me, but he kept waking up. Finally, at 1:30am I asked Levi if he just wanted to go home our house, and he said yes. So I tried to get dressed while holding both kids to keep them from crying and waking everyone up. I was sure both kids would zonk out on the way home and I'd have a great night's rest. Nope. We were home by 2am and both the kids were wide awake. I have to admit, I was pretty awake myself, so I wasn't too bothered by it. I just put on a movie and we snuggled on the couch. Finally, around 3am, I was able to get Brinley asleep and in her crib. Then I came downstairs and snuggled with Levi on the couch. I'm sure we were both asleep by 3:30am, and at 4:30am I woke up and carried Levi to bed and got in bed myself. Then wouldn't you know it...Brinley tried waking up at 6:30am!!! I wouldn't have it, so I just got her some toys and let her play on the floor by my bed. I was able to doze on and off until 10am...around the time Levi woke up. Having a parent out of town totally changes everything...especially our schedules and routines. I am so grateful to have Sam, and I stand totally amazed at how single parents can even begin to do what they have to do! I was even more grateful for Sam the second night he was gone--when I really was tired and the kiddos still didn't sleep well!
p.s. The horrible picture of me is me trying to pull a "I'm so tired" look even though I really wasn't. I just had to post it though, because Levi is making such a funny face!
Posted by Kelsey at 9:57 PM