Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Sometimes life passes by really quickly (case in point, my baby is now seven months old!) but little moments can stick out and stay with you. Last night I had one of those moments. William has not been sleeping well the past few weeks. He use to easily go to sleep and stay asleep 8 hours before eating and heading back to sleep for a few more hours. Lately it has been hard to get him to sleep and harder to keep him asleep. Since I do not function well on limited sleep this has been difficult for me and I've found myself getting easily frustrated when he wakes up in the middle of the night. Last night though, William reminded me that he sometimes just wants to be close to his parents. He woke up at 11pm, right when Taylor and I were heading to bed. I fed him and put him back down but he wasn't able to soothe himself asleep again. After a few more cuddles and back in the crib attempts, Taylor brought a wide awake William to our bed. We sat him down on the bed in between us and I laid down and closed my eyes hoping to trick him to sleep. Instead my little boy babbled away happily. When he realized that my eyes were closed, he leaned over and patted my face saying, "Ha. Ha." (William speak for Hi.) He did this over and over until I opened my eyes causing him to giggle. It was impossible to be annoyed with him for being awake when he was so happy and so proud of himself for waking me up! He did fall asleep soon after that. It was one of the few nights he's spent in our room, snuggled with us and the dogs in the bed. Next time he wakes up in the middle of the night, I will remember this moment instead of getting upset at the lack of sleep.

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