Wednesday, February 2, 2011

it happened, it happened, it finally happened! (kind of)

More than one mom has told me that there comes a day when you wake up at 7 am, realizing that you hadn't been up that night, and so naturally you conclude that your baby must have died, so you rush to the crib, only to find them sleeping peacefully. Then with a song & prayer of gratitude in your heart, you do a happy dance. (They didn't tell me about the song & prayer & happy dance, it's the obvious conclusion.)

I've been waiting and waiting for this magical day to happen to me. Pretty much, I've given up on it. However, I'll take what happened this morning!

I woke this morning, to discover there was a crick in my neck. I'm never asleep long enough to get cricks in my neck, and so I checked the clock. Seven. Magical, beautiful, heavenly, sevenly!! That means, I just got [did a little calculating] at least 5 solid hours, maybe 5 1/2. I've been waiting for this day! Then I thought: Oh, maybe he did die. So I got out of bed just to make sure. There he was, my sweet babe, sleeping soundly. A (mental of course) song & prayer & happy dance followed.

Now, let's all hope in our hearts that this is the new norm. K?

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8 comments:

Amanda Joy said...

That is so exciting. I hope that is the norm for you:) We had to try and fatten Abbie up, so she was 10 months old and still waking up 2-5 times EVERY night. I finally said no more. She ended up gaining more weight and I ended up getting a full night's sleep every night by stopping all of the night feedings:)

Cannwin said...

I love the 'naturally conclude' part. Oh the memories. The absolute terror that races through you only to be replaced with pure joy.

That's motherhood for you.

Congratulations!

Momza said...

YEA!!! Here's hoping it becomes regular!

Meganis said...

hoooray!!!!!

Rachel Sue said...

Yea for you! I hope he keeps it up. It's such a great feeling, isn't it?

Cynthia said...

Happy Day! Fingers crossed for many more nights of good sleep!

Julie said...

YAY for you!!! It is a magical day for sure. Enjoy it. Hope this is just the first of many long slumber-filled nights.

angieinpink said...

the day of hope!!!! i remember it well! congratulations!