Maybe this post should be titled "A Typical Night of NO Sleep in Our House" instead. Lately I am amazed at how the 3 people I inhabit this house with get so much sleep (well S only on weekends) and I get so little. It is as if they all plan it out ahead of time and say, "How can we work to make sure mommy gets NO sleep?".
I want to share with you a typical week night in the Raising Z and Lil' C household so you can see what I mean :)
10 PM--I go to bed after a long day :)
11PMish--S wakes me up with the garage door opening as he comes home or he comes up to kiss me hello
12:30AMish--Z wakes up with a nightmare and runs into our room. S is not in bed to deal with it (fell asleep on the couch) so I must get out of bed to help Z and on my way back to bed I wake S up.
2:30AMish--C wakes up SCREAMING and will not calm herself. She cries off and on for 35 minutes before I go in to console her. I get her more water, change her diaper and sing to her.
2:45AMish--I wake S up once again from the couch (he fell back to sleep after the first wake up) and return to bed
3:30AMish--Lil' C finally falls back to sleep and I am also able to drift off to sleep
5:30AM--S's alarm goes off so he can make the bus. Our snooze is broken so I must stay awake to try to wake the grumpy bear.
5:50AM--S tires of my jabs to the chest and rises to take his shower after about 5 hours of broken sleep
5:51AM--Lil C wakes for the day crying after about 10 1/2 hours of sleep
6:00AM--I get out of bed and start my day with Lil' C after about 4.5 hours of broken sleep and S leaves for the bus
7:30AM--Z rises from his peaceful slumber after almost 12 hours of sleep
Welcome to Raising Z and Lil' C, a little blog all about raising my 6 year old son and my three year old baby girl. I am a former teacher and now a SAHM. I love to write about our journey towards a more simple life, our daily struggles, share cute stories and love to share good ideas when I find them. I hope you will join me on the ups and downs of this journey called motherhood.