Tuesday, June 12, 2007

to sleep or not to sleep

my day started out rather early and with a swift pace.

2:15 a.m. - lily, nurse (she had been asleep for 7 hours)
3:35 a.m. - lily fussing. binki
3:45 a.m. - lily still fussing - uggh, prayer "please go to sleep, please go to sleep..."
3:50 a.m. - go in, she is soaked. Yep, diaper leaked...lovely. Change, nurse, sleep
4:05 a.m - I'm back in my bed, Dave is sleeping in the middle...snoring of course...bitter
4:35 a.m - lily again. Seriously child....she somehow falls asleep
7:00 a.m. - lily, nurse, asleep
7:20 a.m. - "mama" - Eloise wakes, Soaked! diaper leaks yet again. I unzip jammies and the diaper has exploded. Diaper crystals everywhere. Into the bath she goes.
7:40 a.m. - lily up, eloise still in bath. I feel like I'm in a pinball machine boucing from each room trying to get everyone ready.
8:00 a.m. - Little Einstein's. My favorite song of the day. Finally, breakfast.
8:20 a.m. - time for Lily's first 45 minute nap of the day. The battle begins. I'm just praying while she is crying for the Lord to provide some amount of rest and relief for me today so I don't lose patience with my children.
8:30 a.m. - Lily asleep and I'm on the couch to sleep through Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Unfortunately Eloise used that time this morning to slide down the pillow my head was on.
9:15 a.m. - lily up and the day begins

the blessing and rest the Lord provided....1 p.m. Eloise napping, nurse lily and put her to sleep. I go to take my nap (Dave is home) and hope that we get at least 45 minutes. 2 hours later we are all still sleeping!!! I was blessed with a small two hour window peace and rest. The Lord provided above and beyond all comprehension and I am thankful.


Jodi said...

Is it possible to laugh out loud and breathe a long sympathetic sigh both at the same time? You're doing such a good job....