August 25, 2011

And we're back

I wish I could say that the 6 week dry period of no blogging was because we were so busy with fun summer vacations and activities. Nope. We were busy sleeping. Nick has been working the graveyard shift for the past 2.5 months and wow, did it take its toll on our fam! I say that because it seemed like it threw everyone into a sleeping strike. Aspen gave up her 4-5 hour stretch of sleeping and began waking up every 2-3 hours again. And for some reason each time we had a major holiday that included LOUD aerial fireworks or a night with a major thunderstorm that kept Toby up in the night, Nick was working his graveyard shift. Thus, I was the one up all night with the kids. One night in particular I remember running back and forth between Toby and Aspen for 4 hours straight! And on top of that, I don't sleep well at night without my husband next to me. Quite often I had Kaya sleep under my bed (my little furry sausage is such an intimidating guard dog) or I would have Aspen sleep next to me. I've never been a co-sleeping mommy but there was just something so comforting being next to her fuzzy little head and feeling her chubby cheek squished against mine. Another difficult thing was trying to stay quiet so Nick could sleep during the day time. Pain. in. the. neck. Anyway...with that said, you can imagine the delightful bunch we became. To say we were a little grumpy is probably the understatement of the year. BUT...the good news is: we survived! And Nick starts the day shift again this week (yay!) along with school (boo!)

And even with all the sleep deprivation, we did manage to do a few fun things this summer. :) I will blog/post pics later. I just wanted to let you all know that I'm alive and well and hoping for a much more restful fall. :)


McGee's said...

WOW! yes nights are the worse! They throw everyone of a smooth schedule! I'm glad he's going back to days it will be easier on all of you! Good luck!

Jessie said...

I don't know how I missed this one - here I am reading it weeks later.
I'm glad to know you're done with those awful weeks by now! We'd be so mean and nasty if we were living that scenario. Graveyards on TOP of 2 waking kids? I can't really even imagine it.
I hope things are great again now, and people are sleeping.
Sleep is, well, priceless. I think I'd rather get bonus sleep than diamonds. Yep, I'm pretty sure of that.