I don’t remember the last time I’ve slept through the night or even had five hours of solid sleep. We changed mattresses, and let me tell you Del is now sleeping through all of Zeva’s cries. I’m the one who is up in an instant with her all night long. She has been getting her days and nights backwards. I know I only have another month to go, and then I can start working on her sleeping through the night and staying awake more during the day. It’s just going to be a long month!!
However, on the bright side…I get to have that one on one time with Zeva at night because there is NO ONE awake to interfere with us. She only has me as a source of entertainment of any kind because everything is off (I literally use the light from the fish aquarium in the other room to take care of her.) She is always so happy to see me “come to her rescue.” Her and I are forming a pretty close bond.
Then when Delbert (A.K.A. Little Del) woke up he put her back to sleep so that I could go to sleep. He cuddled up with me with a huge smile on his face. Then about an hour of that, he had to start poking my back and whispering, “it’s time to get up” and giggle. I played possum with him for a little while and then attacked him with tickles.
So, even though I desperately wanted to stay asleep, I’m glad that I was awake for those little moments with my kids. You’ve got to take the good with the bad in life. Through EVERY bad situation there is something good mixed in, even if you have to hunt for it.