Friday, July 27, 2007

It's 11:21 pm and R is still awake!

I don't know what is going on, but R is wide awake. We've been trying to get him to fall asleep since 9:00! And here I had been hoping that this would be my one night where I could sleep in my own bed for the entire night. (The last two nights with the new big boy bed have been pretty rough. Last night, I spent hours in R's room either serving as a human bed rail so that he wouldn't fall out or trying to calm him down from night terrors. When I finally crawled into my own bed at 4:30 a.m., A started snoring. I wanted to cry.)

I need a break!

Normally, work is the last place that would help me relax. Today was busy, but productive. I'm so thankful to work with such a great group of people. I really love the department that we've built up during the last few years. So, I decided to buy a slew of gooey, warm cookies at the bakery downstairs from our office to share with our team. And, that was the best thing I could have done. Not only did I get to make people happy, which made me happy, but everyone came by to chat - or I swung by their office to say hi. And that hardly ever happens because we're just so busy all the time. It was the recharge in my spirit that I needed!

Now, we'll see what recharging I need tomorrow...

:-)

6 comments:

LEstes65 said...

Mmmmmm....gooey cookies.

God, bless Kristen, A & R with sleep. And multiply any sleep they get so they all wake up rested. Amen.

BarBarA (aka Layla) said...

I remember those days...now i lie awake hoping my son will come home. Sorry, probably not very encouraging words...

hope you get the rest you need!

shaun said...

LIttle boys oh yes they are for real .

Kristen said...

Lynette: Thanks for your prayers. Last night was rough, but tonight looks promising!

Barbara: I'm always thinking that someday I'll be longing for these days again. My mom assured me that 12-year-olds don't want their moms to sleep with them anymore. I'm praying that your son makes it home on time tonight.

Shaun: I don't know how you guys do it with four of 'em at home!

NoVA Dad said...

I'm right there with you with the sleeping situation; our oldest has been going through a phase where she absolutely refuses to sleep in her own bed, no matter how much we convince her the angels are in there and that daddy has cleared out all of the monsters. Our evening usually runs with her falling asleep in our bed, I carry her to her room when I go up to bed, she comes back in our room in the middle of the night, and then one of us takes her back to her room and stays with her. I know it's a phase -- I just want to know when the phase ends!!!

The thought of warm, right-out-of-the-oven cookies sounds really, REALLY good right about now.....

Teachermom said...

Oh no - what a bummer!

I was going to suggest that perhaps it was nap times messing up his sleep, but I realize he's not old enough to have naptime/night sleep issues yet!

Sadly, no good suggestions. just hopes that things will get better for you soon.