My Night Last Night...
8:30pm Nathan falls asleep after crying for over an hour. He is fried from a full day of fun with Grandma Sisi and Grandpa Tim.
All is mostly well and quiet on the homefront. But this is the calm before the storm.
2:30am Ella wakes up to eat. This was to be expected since she fell asleep earlier than usual last night.
3:15am Lucy is now awake. She wants to sleep in bed with us, "in a room with a Mommy and a Daddy and a Baby."
3:30am Lucy is still awake
3:45am Whew! Rubbed Lucy's head till she fell asleep-it worked!
4:00am Tucked Lucy back in bed. Realized Ella and Nathan and I didn't have any clean clothes to wear to church tomorrow. Went downstairs to start a load of laundry.
4:15am And check my e-mail
4:30am Oh look! It's Lucy! She's awake!
4:35am Lucy is tucked back in bed. And I take a hot shower to try to clear the throbbing earache I have.
4:55am A nice peaceful shower. Everyone is where they should be. I lay down and David sits up to ask me if I feel better. He also scares the crap out of me.
5:00am Have listened to grumpy husband explain how Lucy was up twice AND she woke up Nathan who climbed into bed with Nick who was unhappy about all of that and was crying himself.
5:15am Ella is awake again.
5:35am I lay back in bed.
5:45am As I drift off to sleep, I am suddenly awoken by the crowing of a rooster.
Wait, that can't be right. I live in the city.
Oh! It's my DAUGHTER and she is CROWING LIKE A ROOSTER OUT AN OPEN WINDOW!
5:46am I find my daughter in Nathan's room sitting on his bed with Nicholas. Both Lucy and Nick are wide awake and trying to wake up Nathan who does NOT want to be up yet.
5:55am Ella is still awake from eating and is playing quietly in her crib. But if I climb into bed, she will see me and possibly want me to pick her up. I wait.
5:58am Ella fills her diaper....about 5 times.
6:00am I finally drift off to sleep. I hear kids getting up again. I ignore them and instead wake up my husband and beg him to deal with it so I can get some sleep.
8:00am After about 90 minutes of very interrupted sleep, I get out of bed and go to church.
I am happy to report the following...
-I didn't fall asleep in the middle of the worship set this morning.
-Although it meant I missed morning rehearsal, I had a delicious Iced Green Tea Latte and bacon breakfast sandwich-Starbys saves the day
-Lucy is still alive...but barely.