Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Who would have thought?

As I sit here writing I am smiling, in the ironic kind of way. My title refers to the fact that who would have thought Esera's sleep could get any worse than Benjamin's was? I mean, we struggled and struggled and cried and prayed with Benjamin. Through 15 gruelling months until HE decided he would sleep through the night.

"Well it has to be better than Benjamin" I always assured myself. Until when Esera was 3 months old, he went from sleeping 6, sometimes 7 hour stretches at night, to waking 2 hourly, sometimes hourly at night in just a few weeks. WHAT THE HECK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The past 3 nights he has slept better, doing 5 hour stretches once again. He is now 5 and a half months old. Can you believe I actually survived the last months?! I am pinching myself right now. Yes it is me. I am here. Just.

But in the midst of all of this, I found myself still enjoying life, still enjoying my baby and my bigger baby boy. How awesome is that! Yes there were days I almost lost it, but they were fewer rather than more. I know I am not using my best English skills but frankly this is all I can manage. And that's that : )


Sammy said...

I agree- WHAT THE HECK!?! And complimenets to you, you have remained your usual sweet self the whole way through! Love you heaps xx

Anonymous said...

It seems like the spirited babies are the worst sleepers! I am going through it now with my 10.5 month old.
At least you will probably have it easier with #2 and you can be more grateful. Maybe :)

L A said...

I think you've just learnt that fighting them is like trying to hold the swell of the ocean back - impossible! Good for you for going with it. But NOT so encouraging seeing that I'm starting round 2 in a couple of months!

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