March 13, 2010

Happy to Be Awake at 5am

Ladies and gentlemen, I have an announcement to make... and if it is littered with typos, please excuse the mess. I am typing this on an apple laptop and I am in the 1% of extremely un-cool people who is absolutely useless with macs. I am a PC and Windows 7 was not my idea. But I would like to take credit for it.

Moving beyond my love of my HP laptop, we have spent the beginning of this weekend up north with my family...

And last night, my little boy slept for 7 hours. Yes. 7.

And there was much rejoicing.

I don't know if it was falling asleep on grandma or just the fact that he was so tired from the big day at the tattoo parlor and sushi restaurant (another story for another blog) that he just couldn't keep his little eyes open.

It was SO wonderful to have him sleep for a solid seven hours. But I have to confess... by the time we hit 6, I was starting to pray that he would wake up. Let me put it this way- the dairy farm was open for business. Those of you who have never nursed won't be able to relate to this, but those of you who have had this experience can understand the EXTREME DISCOMFORT that I was in at 5am this morning.

But I would take extreme discomfort in exchange for 7 hours of sleep every night. Ah. Someone hand me my pillow.


  1. I found that pumping before I got to bed helps with this discomfort, even if I just get 2 oz out! Isn't it the best and worst feeling when they sleep that long? Sophia eats last between 8-9 pm and then sleeps until 6-7 I can relate with the dair farm!

  2. Jackson has started to sleep 8 hours just about every night now and I wake up about 5 to 6 hours in out of habit and kind of hope he wakes up. But, I'm also too tired to get up and pump so I just go back to sleep. I totally know what you mean about the dairy farm. I call myself a "regular old milking cow" :]

  3. ugh i wish my lil girl would sleep this long.. it is hit or miss in my house!!!! One night we sleep through the night... the other night we are up every hour on the hour!!!! Good luck and happy sleeping!!! LOve your blog... happy to see other people are embarking on some of the same adventures!!!!