Last Night


10:00 p.m. Superman and I started talking about his coursework for next semester, getting books, schedules and other brain-bending matters. We both finally get to sleep around 12:30.


1:00 a.m. Ender needs help using the bathroom, and I get him back to bed afterwards.


1:20 a.m. Ezra is coughing a ton for some reason. I go check on him and get him a drink.


1:25 a.m. Ender comes in crying that he wants to sleep in our bed. He climbs in and falls asleep almost immediately. Superman carries him back to bed.


1:40 a.m. Ezra wakes up crying. He finally falls back asleep after lots of singing and cuddling. It’s now 2 a.m.


2:40 a.m. Ender is back. At least he’s on Daddy’s side of the bed.


3:00 a.m. Ezra starts coughing and crying again. I despise coughs that show up in the middle of the night. How he went from zero symptoms at his 8 p.m. bedtime to a gross nose and ugly cough in less than 8 hours is beyond me. He’s not able to stay propped up very well in his bed to breathe easier, so he comes in with us so I can help him sleep sitting up. After I get Ezra settled in I take a sleeping Ender back to his bed.


3:45 a.m. Ezra is kicking and tossing and turning. I try to settle him back, but he’s too restless. Back to his bed he goes, so that we have a chance for some sleep.


4:30 a.m. Guess who’s back? Ender!


4:50 a.m. And another little boy cries again because of this cough, so he joins us.


5:45 a.m. Superman’s alarm goes off. Both boys are sleeping so soundly that neither wake. Superman takes them both back to their beds and leaves for work. I usually get up when he leaves at 6:15, but for *some* reason I’m worn out. I change my alarm to 7 a.m.


6:45 a.m. Ezra cheerfully calls “Mama!” from his room as if he got 12 hours of uninterrupted sleep. And wouldn’t you know he has only the tiniest sniffle this morning?


I’m on my third cup of coffee. How about you?

** A note to say that this is really atypical. We’re not usually up 50 gazillion times at night, but last night was so special it deserves it’s own post. **

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One Response to Last Night

  1. Rebecca K says:

    Oh, how I feel for you! We have a 4yo, 3yo, almost 2yo, and newborn. The older three are good sleepers, but it always seems like they coordinate things when it’s going to be an off night. And it seems like it is ALWAYS and only when DH and I have stayed up late. Anyway, your post was quite familiar to me. I hope tonight goes better for you!

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