The perfect time for spring

So Liam started sleeping through the night over a week ago. Yes, miracles of miracles! Much rejoicing has been going on in my huge head lately! I've even told a few people that it's happening. And for some reason making this information public hasn't reverted my child back to being up 3 times a night. I am stunned.

In the past year I have reported a good night here and there... even prayed for sleep to come to our household. Suffice it to say, I stopped doing both.

So why all the sudden is Liam sleeping more? I kinda think it's because of the breathing treatments and I kinda think it's because he plays outside more. Plus he is eating much more at dinner time. Whatever the reason he's sleeping better doesn't matter so much. I am just happy to be feeling revamped and normal! I never thought the day would come. Really, I had given up hope. I told myself that I must have one of those children that will be up in the night at 4 years old. Not so, my friends. Not so.

Ah, the good life is back again. Now I just need to learn to go to bed a bit earlier and really enjoy a full 8 hours. I have been stuck at a midnight bedtime for over a year because Liam used to get up at that time for a feeding. So I would stay up. And I am still staying up. I need to quit that. It's just... the time change screwed me up a little more. I started staying up until 1am when that happened. So now I am back to midnight. About a week ago I crashed at 10:30pm. Amazing, right? Well I woke at 2am ready for the day. Yeah, I went back to bed of course. But that totally made me more tired.

You know what I think? Moms are just going to be tired the rest of their lives. No matter what we do, we will never get ahead of the wacked out biorhythms that start when we are pregnant. Am I right?

8 comments:

Katie said...

You are totally right. It drives Josh crazy that I'm always tired...but seriously, I could sleep ten hours a night and still want a two hour nap the next afternoon.

Adventures In Babywearing said...

It's almost midnight as I am commenting here! I hear you! Gray has started to sleep straight through the night, too. Must be their time! And I was just mentioning to someone else that I think the reason old people sleep during the day and also can fall asleep anytime, anywhere is because they are making up for it from back when they were PARENTS our age!

Steph

Tori :) said...

Moms are a different kind of tired then men. We are emotionalyl and mentally worn out. I'm with Katie- I still need a nap even if I get 10 hours of sleep. Too bad I rarely get one...

Suzanne said...

It is so hard to function normally during the day without a full night's rest! Yay for sleep!

I've never felt as fully rested as I did before I had kids. There's just so much more to worry about now, even though my kids sleep pretty well through the night. Some day, right? :)

Gwen said...

Ugh, I am not looking forward to the zombie days that will undoubtedly reoccur after the birth of my baby! But lucky for me, Kenley has been a through-the-night-sleeper for the last 8 months, so at least I've had normal rest for that long!

Danielle said...

yay! That's awesome! Hopefully Kaden will follow Liam's example soon. When Kaden is napping during the day I always have to debate- nap for me or get all those things done that I want to get done. I usually don't do either one...

Terri said...

uh..yep!!!
you'll be tired forever...

JUST WAIT UNTIL THEY'RE 16 AND DRIVING... THEN YOU WILL NEVER EVER SLEEP.. or at least until they get home!

Wendy said...

I think that is true, we will be tired forever.

All my kids are sleeping through the night, but I'm still tired.