Friday, January 20, 2012


Last night was a big night. A first! My 9 month old slept through the night, for the first time in his life!!!!

This is no small feat. You see, Michael has always woken at least once or twice a night to nurse. This is old hat for moms, and not worth complaining about. This fall, however, a familiar pattern started that has happened with our older two boys. Twice a night nursing quickly increased exponentially--four times a night, bi-hourly, and then came the inability for him to sleep in his crib all together. For a time, the only way I could catch even an hour of sleep in the night was to sleep flat on my back with Michael cradled in my arm next to me.

I think most moms have experienced what I would call true sleep deprivation. For me, I become intellectually useless, and frequently lose my words in the middle of a sentence, or have the complete inability to focus. I also get a bouts of insomnia. I'll get so tired that I can't take nap during the day if I tried, or I'm so tired, but I still can't fall asleep at night.

Sleep is a big deal. And, I think it's worth celebrating! A week after Michael's tubes, and I think I can say that they were a success! I'm hoping for a better-hearing baby, more sleep for the whole house, and a refreshed, energetic mother who doesn't wake up thinking, "Okay, how well can I function today on two hours of sleep?"

Yes, yes, even though it is record cold outside, it's brighter than sunshine over here :) .


Theresa said...

SOOOOOO happy to hear.

Sarah said...

We're cheering for you and completely understand the "sleep thing". Hooray!

Elizabeth said...

How wonderful!! So happy for you!

Anonymous said...

mal! wonderful news and i would have to say as well that it looks like you are getting your moneys worth with those tubes! what a blessing all around!!

hope you are doing well and staying warm!!

Abby said...

What was it your mother-in-law said before? Once the head is out, the tubes should go in?? ;) So glad to hear you are all feeling better.. and sleep makes EVERYTHING better!! :)

Mallory said...

Thank you all for sharing in my joy! We went strong through the weekend, and Monday morning at 8:30 he's still sleeping away! Just in time before he moves into his new bedroom at his new house.

And me? Well, yes, I feel like I can conquer the world and just MIGHT not need that extra coffee today :)