5 years ago
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Sleep has always been a big part of my life. My parents tell me that I would put myself to bed without being asked, the complete opposite of my sister. In high school I usually came home before my curfew to go to bed and in college I NEVER "pulled an all-nighter." I know I sound so boring and old-fashioned; well I won't admit to being boring but I will admit to being old-fashioned. Sydney and Jordyn woke up every night until they were 1. Levi the same thing until he was 2. I woke up to feed them and went back to bed but sometimes it would take me a good hour to finally go back to sleep. The next morning one of the 3 kids would wake me up earlier than what I intended and my day would start. I'm not sure why but my body does well with 8 1/2 hours of sleep. I'm a sleep snob. I like to go to bed early and wake up on my own without an alarm beeping or child with sleepy breath begging me to get them breakfast. I also like waking up in total darkness. I don't like blinds drawn and the sun waking me up either. I get chaffed that the garbage truck sometimes wakes me up Thursday mornings, especially when I was pregnant and wasn't getting good sleep. Do you need to pick up trash at 5:30am?? So all this stuff I'm talking about makes me so grateful of our sweet Macie. My first child to allow me to sleep all night. She's been sleeping through the night since she was two weeks. At first it was 7-8 hours. Now she sleeps for 11 hours at night without waking up. For this reason, she has been my easiest newborn/baby. I'm waaaay more patient with a full night's rest. I seriously don't take it for granted either. Every day I feel grateful and I still wonder if this is just a fluke, although I'm hopeful it's not. I don't take it for granted because 1. I've never had a child like this and 2. I treasure sleep so much. I feel Macie sleeping through the night is a huge blessing for me especially during the summer with the kids home from school and them wanting to be entertained and have fun. I'm better equipped to deal with the summer bickering from the kids in combination with the Arizona heat. Thank you Macie--a real sleeping beauty.