Having three children in 27 months does not contribute to good sleep habits. In the beginning of Life with 3, we quite often had only 2 or 3 hours of sleep. How does one sustain themselves on that small amount of sleep? Isn’t that a nap? It became so normal to operate on minimal sleep that the past few nights was almost disorienting. I hate to say it aloud or even type it…but we slept the WHOLE night…two times.
We brushed our teeth, washed our faces and hopped into bed. The next thing I remember it was morning. And not even the typical 5am. We have woken up at 6:45AM! This is not a typo people.
I felt almost confused. The past 14 months + has been a fog of in and out of bed, changing bottoms and feeding. Don’t forget the musical beds in any number of combinations. I have slept sitting up, hanging off the bed, in Isaac’s bed and on one particularly strange night I almost slept on the floor in between the cribs (they both had a bad cold).
OR what about the middle of the night conversations with Andrew that never made sense but always made us laugh in the morning (a good sign for our marriage).
I know this isn’t the end of our trouble or broken sleep but it is a small glimmer of hope that one day we may be normal again.