Tuesday, November 8, 2011

So...A Gift

Today I am thankful for an uninterrupted night of sleep.

When I was a new mom, I remember expressing to a friend (and experienced mom) how unprepared I felt for the lack of sleep that came along with a new baby. She laughed a little and assured me that I would be tired for the rest of my life.

Even though my kids have all been good sleepers and have slept through the night at a young age, it is rare that we make it through a night completely uninterrupted.

Someone will have to go potty.
Someone will have a nightmare.
Someone might have an accident.
Someone will lose their blankie.
Someone will need to be tucked in again.
Someone will try to sneak into our bed.
Someone will want cuddles.
Someone will need a drink.
Someone may sneak in just to kiss me on the cheek :)

I don't mean to be complaining. It actually doesn't bother me - it's just one of the parts of being a mom. Now, when there are three someones waking up multiple times a night for any or all of the above, that bothers me.

This morning I woke up and I didn't feel tired. That hardly ever happens. Especially when I'm pregnant.

I quickly realized the reason for my restfulness was that not one little body had woken up last night. I asked Husband if we had actually had an uninterrupted night of sleep (sometimes I don't wake up when they come in). He confirmed. I was astounded.

What a gift!

This pregnant mama is so thankful that her little kiddos gave her a little extra sleep and rest to get through another day of "climbing a mountain."

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