Sunday, September 28, 2008

Sleep in Heavenly Peace


It's amazing how our feelings about sleep change as we get older. I for one, and I'm sure most of you mommies out there will agree with me, feel like I have been sleep deprived since the moment I found out I was pregnant. It suddenly becomes such a big deal how you sleep, how much you are sleeping, where you sleep ( I spent the last month of my pregnancy and the first three months of Chasey's life on the couch. I do NOT recommend it!) and so on. Babies get to sleep as much as they want. I've realized lately that I have a ton of pictures of Chasey sleeping. So much so that I can't wait to do an entire segment in the scrap book, just of him napping in various places!

Obviously the carrier is a popular spot!

And again, something to consume us, is baby getting enough sleep at night? Are they taking naps during the day? Are they on their backs, not covering their face with the blanket, warm enough and not too warm, oh and are they breathing??? As we get older it seems the desire gets stronger for sleep, but the amount of time left over from a gagillion other things makes the actuality of sleep harder. I guess that is just what mommies do. So I will take one for the team! I will continue my depravation for the greater good! Here's to my men sleeping in Heavenly peace. I'll catch up someday!!

8 comments:

Amy Hawkes said...

At least you aren't alone. :) The things we do for our sweet boys.

The Jones :) said...

Hope they appreciate the LACK of sleep we get. I could really just go for one NICE weekend of sleep!! That would be heaven...maybe someday!! Glad we can all be up together though!!!

AndreaBaugh said...

I can't agree with you more. What I wouldn't give for one full night's sleep! The things you do for the men you love.

Candy said...

Amen

Jamie said...

It only took 14 years... but I finally have gotten to a place where I am sleeping normally most nights. sorry to all you moms with younger babies. I'm not bragging I'm just bringing hope! :) my baby is 5 and unless someone is puking, they let me sleep. Enjoy those little guys. You won't believe it but there's something a little bit sad about not being woken up to hold someone small and helpless

Matt and Suzy Bowen said...

We both agree with you about sleep. :) Great post!

Rachelle said...

Don't count on catching up anytime soon!Great blog!

Julie said...

It was about 20 years ago that I was sleeping in till 11 or 12. Those were the good old days. Now I can't sleep past 6:30 or 7:00. I do sleep about 6 hours straight. I think having 5 kids it got me trained to only sleep that much. I can't sleep in. Im wide awake and my body aches especially my back, so I have to get out of bed. I can't even watch a movie without falling asleep. That's when I get an extra 2 hours of sleep. See what you have to look forward to.