Friday, February 04, 2011

Who's "she?"

Last night when Mike came home from work he told me that he finally felt tired. All the nights of broken sleep had finally caught up with him and he was so thankful for his thermos of chai tea, several packets of Emergen-C, and for taking his B vitamins at lunch, otherwise he apparently wouldn't have survived the afternoon. All I could do was look at him and shake my head.

Sadie-Rose is still working on this new adventure of sleeping in a big girl bed.
For awhile Mike and I were getting up to comfort her 5-6 times a night.
(This did no include baby boy feedings and changings and burpings and crib lying downs.)
We thought we had come up with a clever solution
by having Olivia slip into bed with her after she had fallen asleep.
It was working rather well
and we were only getting up 1-2 times a night with her,
until last night.
(The novelty of sleeping with another person in the bed had worn off
and Olivia has fallen back into her bed-hogging ways.)

Around 11:30 last night I was woken from a dead sleep
by the heart-broken cries of a little girl.
I reached over to wake Mike and all I could say was,
"She's crying."
His response was, "huh? Who's 'she?'"
I lay there for a second and several names ran through my head
but I knew none of them were right
so I looked up at him and said,
"I can't remember her name."

And that my friends, should be enough to let you know how little brain power he and I are functioning on right.
Pray for us...
or more for our kids! :)


Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, Mama! I am laughing here with great recognition and sympathy! Great post.

me said...

i'm still chuckling, Fairlight, this made my morning! I'm praying for you and Mike, I remember how hard it was with one, can't imagine 3! just remember (this helped me with Richard)in a month or two, this will have passed, all your little ones will be sleeping through the night, in a year or two it will be hard to remember these long agonizing nights, and one day they will be so grown up that you will miss these days...

Wendi@Every Day Miracles said...

Oh do I ever remeber those days. You'll get through it Fairlight!!

Chelle said...

Oh dear me...I hate to admit how hard this made laugh, because that sounds terribly unsympathetic...but I think it's because I can totally picture this being a conversation between David and I, in the middle of the night...but you'll be laughing at us soon, cause it's our turn next. xo

ella@lifeologia said...

Ahh I'm with you.
Mine was never a good sleeper and now pays us a visit each night and just crawls in between us.
It's all cute and all but I'm a very light sleeper and hardly feel rested after that....
fun! (add a bit of sarcasm to that ;)

Misha Leigh. said...

totally laughing! you poor things! : ) {but I am wondering who is making you thermoses of
chai tea?! : ) }

Nikki said...

I'm actually crying, I'm laughing so husband can vouch for me. It's sympathy laughter, though--I'll definitely be praying for the two "he's" and three "she's" in your family!! xoxo

Ginnie said...

Too funny! ps- congrats on your newest addition!

Leslie said...

how did I miss this post...

its so funny...
I mean not in a laughing at you sort of a way.. but in a laughing with you... yeah yeah..

your laughing right???!!

oh those days.... are long and tired.. and milk drunk sweet.... ahhh newborns..

hang in there Fair....

Cottage Mommy said...

So funny! Don't you love those middle of the night where has my brain gone moments? They give us a glimpse of old age don't they?

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