Saturday, September 4, 2010

TOOOOO early days are starting way too early. I am just fine when I actually get to sleep through the night, but waking up twice and dealing with kids and than waking up at 6 is just way too early. I always try to have a good attitude in the morning, but OH so hard to do when super tired. Even sitting here I am having trouble focusing because I am tooo tired. Thankfully evenings are becoming much easier. Looks like I am going to have to start going to bed earlier if they are going to wake up this early.

Friday, September 3, 2010


Abbey went to bed last night around 7, Mark around 7:30 and Grant at about 7:45. A wonderful evening to myself. But the waking up began at about 10:30. Abbey came in my bed for a quick snuggle - which of course is fine. She so sweetly peeked out of her door and said - "momma I snuggle with you?" But since I hadn't gone to bed yet, it was just fine. She than slept from about 10:45 until 6:15. I would call that a successful night sleep! Grant slept all the way from 7:45 to 6:30. No waking up - no fussing - nothing! LOVE IT! Mark- Now he is a whole different story. Always has been my WORST sleeper. One day I hope to look back at these blogs and see stories of him sleeping! I can dream! He went to bed super easy last night which I consider to be a HUGE success!! But than woke up around midnight and again at 2:30 am to wake me up and switch beds with me. He is going through this really big Mat(Daddy) attachment and his new way of "spending time" with Mat is coming into our bed. I just go sleep in his bed, and don't mind too much because he has his own room and I usually get better sleep! SO of course 6:30 came early again today as I didn't get more than 4 hours of sleep in a row. All I need is 6 hours in a row and I wake up feeling rested and refreshed. I guess I will continue to look at it this way - my kids are only this small for such a short amount of time. Soon they will be so much bigger and sleeping through the night. I can get through this!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Its Been A Long Time

Its been a long time since I have blogged here! I think that I will start again! Especially on an extremely positive note. This past year has been a tough one. Buying a house, and adding a 3rd child all at the same time - NUTS!! But today was a huge huge success! I actually got a bit of "sharon" time today which felt awesome! 30 minutes - who knew - could really make a whole entire day. I seemed to have enough of everything today. Enough patience to deal with whining. Enough good spirit to answer (and patiently, I might add) all the thousands of questions that were asked. Enough energy to get through my day successfully. Not too many tantrums, hardly any yelling and zero spankings. Only a few time outs! Bedtime tonight was AMAZING!! 3 kids all in bed and sleeping before 8pm. WOW! Like I said - AMAZING! And all of this done with Mat at work! We are really trying to get things back to normal around here. Whatever normal really is! A good sleep/nap schedule for the kids. Some sanity time for mommy, and some good workout time for Daddy to get back in shape. Let's hope that we can continue this awesomeness tomorrow!