10.03.2009

zzzzz

Recently, my sister-in-law and I were talking about her little one, who's been having trouble sleeping. I made some comment about how difficult it is to have interrupted sleep, and how it always makes me wonder how I survived the feeding-every-two-hours stage.

It's like I cursed myself.

Since then, L will not sleep. He just cries and cries and stays up way too late and makes sure that I look and feel 10 years older in the morning. It's probably a stage. He's sick, or is having a growth spurt, or his newfound independence is giving him separation anxiety or something.

I don't know. I'm too tired to think.

But the other night, I went into his room after he'd been crying a while, and found that E had crawled into the crib with L, had wrapped his arms around his baby brother, and fallen asleep that way. L was still crying, but E's show of comfort and affection made me melt.

I'm so lucky to have kids. Even when they don't sleep.

4 comments:

hannah said...

I loved this post. My 2 girls tend to sleep together as it brings them comfort. I love witnessing the bond, it instantly wipes away the sibling squabbles.

Apis Melliflora said...

Our sleeping issues involve an 8 year old and visits to our room in the middle of the night. You're not alone! Love the Boynton dino sheets. E is a sweet dear heart.

Marci said...

Not getting sleep is SOOO hard! My 4 month old is finally giving me a break and the difference is amazing. I hope you are back to sleep filled nights soon!

liz stanley said...

my 22 month old is starting to do the same thing! he'll fall asleep okay but then wake up a couple hours later and it will literally takes HOURS for him to go back to sleep and all he wants to do it play games on our iphones. seriously, it's starting to bug. arg!

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