Friday, January 22, 2010

Sleep!

More than two weeks ago, I sat Aiden down and gave him "the talk".  I told him I loved him very much, that I am beyond blessed to be his momma.  I told him its a privelege to be the one who can meet his needs and its been wonderful to come get him in the middle of the night and snuggle with him while he nurses.  BUT...it was time for him to move on to the next phase of his life and start sleeping through the night.

I fed him and held him until he was sleeping, then I laid him down.

Twice through the night he woke up and twice Shaun went in and whispered to him and rubbed his back until he was asleep again.  The next night he woke up once (at 5:30) and Shaun did the same thing.  Every night after that he's been sleeping through the night.  He goes down about 9 or 9:30 and gets up some time after 7:30.  Its been kinda nice to get some straight sleep, though if I'm honest I'd have to say I miss that time with him.

The only problem is now I cannot justify not getting up at 5:30 to start my day.  I let it slide when I was pregnant and when I was getting up once or twice during the night, but my alarm is once again going off early.  For me, getting up before the sun assures me some alone time.  This is when I workout and have my time with God.  I've found that I need that time...I'm just not a nice person in my own strength.  Everyday, I ask Him for less of ME and much more of HIM.  Its just ugly the other way around.




I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.
Psalm 4:8


It is because of the Lord's mercy and loving-kindness that we are not consumed,
because His [tender] compassions fail not.They are new every morning; great
and abundant is Your stability and faithfulness.
Lamentations 3:22-23

5 comments:

mom said...

Good for Aiden for being so cooperative. It's a beautiful thing to sleep through the night.

sara said...

those 3rd children are so compliant!

that picture of him holding his stuffed animal is precious. my son's was a glow worm!

Andrea said...

Sounds like a Kamden, wants as much time with momma as he can but learns fast. I just melt at the sight of those little hands snuggling a stuffed friend.

Darla said...

what a precious picture...you truly are blessed!

Momagoose said...

Too Sweet! :o) They rise to the occassion, don't they! Awe!