Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Motherly Instincts

I had a conversation with a friend of mine the other day. She just had a new baby and she was commenting on how the first night with him she woke at every tiny gurgle he made. She couldn't understand what made her hear it but she did and she was instantly wide awake.

Lately I have been so tired that I have been sleeping through Will's alarm clock that sits right next to my side of the bed that goes off every morning at 5am. I have always been the one to turn it off and stay awake until he finally rolls out of bed. But lately, no way.

The other night somehow our bedroom door got shut and so was the little boys room door (usually ours is left open). But some how in the middle of the night I was jolted a wake by the faint cry of Drew. I have absolutely no idea how I heard him but I did. I find it interesting that I can't wake to an alarm next to the bed but any noise the kids make, even now that they are older I am still instantly awake. I remember being that way when they were newborns laying in the bassinet next to my bed. Every tiny grunt or noise woke me.

Anyway, that was on my mind this early morning and I thought I would blog about it. I have been awake with Brodie since 4am. He was up because he has a terrible cough and there was no way he was going back to sleep. I made him a bed on the couch and one for me on the floor but his cough was so bad neither of us could sleep. So, Cars was the answer. He watched almost all of that and then asked if he could go sleep in his room. He is in there now but still coughing terribly. Poor guy, looks like it is going to be a long day.

1 comment:

Sara P. said...

Sara, I am with you. I am sleeping really hard lately and sometimes I sleep through Rob's alarm snoozes, but I always hear Nate. At least I think I do. :)

I am sure Nate's as busy as Drew. Makes our life crazy, so you must have a REALLY crazy life.

I hope we get to see you all soon!!

Sara P.