First order of business (after my shower) is to return the chicken that Ross picked up from Country Mart. He bought it yesterday (19th) and it's sell by date was the 17th. Not going to chance that one. I was rather hacked last night when I went to get it out to make some chicken noodle soup. Oh well, it got me up and going a lot earlier than normal today.
I'm not a huge fan of rising early, but I do get a lot of quiet time to myself since we are late sleepers all around at our house. Isabel has already been up for her early morning snack. No one should be up and about now until about 9 o'clock or so.
Alexis had a rough night last night. It never fails on the nights that I actually want to go to bed early, I can't get her down. Her bedtime has been around 11 for awhile now, but I'm trying to get it closer to 10 again. Last night I laid down with her around 10:20, hoping she'd be out by 11. Finally at 11:50 she was out. I like laying with her in the big girl bed when she goes to sleep, but if it's going to take that long we're going to have to come up with something else, but for now, that's what works.
At some point after Ross got home she must have woken up, because I heard them on the monitor and she was getting louder and louder wanting me. Finally he just let her get up and she came running in and got up in bed with me. Ross just went ahead and came to bed too. I didn't plan on letting her stay, just getting her calm again. Well, I was half out of it to begin with and when she got in the bed she just snuggled right up to me, I didn't move her to the middle. At some point she fell out of the bed, so after that I moved her to the middle and just let her stay all night.
For whatever reason, sometimes she sleeps really bad. Crying out a lot in her sleep. Just now, I heard her calling for me and saying she didn't want to wear socks. When I go to check on her she's always still asleep. These kinds of nights are long for me.
I asked Ross last night if he wouldn't mind to check on the girls in the night if they woke up. He said he would, but I'd have to wake him because he couldn't remember the last time he woke up in the night when they did. Most nights it's just as simple as giving Isabel her pacifier back or comforting Alexis for a minute. I probably wouldn't even have to get up for Alexis since most of the time she's talking in her sleep, but I do.
I was really hoping to get a full nights sleep with no interruptions, but since he never wakes up, it seems silly for me to wake him if I'm already awake. I may as well just do it myself and wait for the day that our roles are reversed. At some point in time after Alexis was weaned, I became the heavy sleeper and him the light sleeper. I can remember so many nights I'd be up with Alexis and she'd be just crying and screaming from gas pains (I wasn't aware of what swaddling could do for a baby when I had her) and Ross would ask me the next morning how our night was. I was astounded that he never heard us. But, one day it was like a flip was switched and I was sleeping soundly and never heard him getting up with her. It was wonderful, sweet sleep! So I'm really looking forward to that happening again!
I kind of got a little off topic, but that's pretty normal for me. When I sit down to write, my thoughts are never organized, so I just write what comes out. Back to today, after I get a fresher chicken, I'm going to make a big pot of soup and then head to my Mom and Dad's for the day. The pictures I had taken of the girls are ready to be picked up too.
Mom and Dad are heading off tomorrow for their annual trip to Honduras and they won't be back until the 31st, so Alexis and Isabel need some Grandma and Papa time. And I need some Mom and Dad time. I'm going to miss them a lot while they are gone. Hardly a day goes by that I don't talk to Mom and sometimes Dad too. I love that I have such a close relationship with my parents. I can call them for anything. I can't even begin to count the number of hours I've spent on the phone with Mom pouring out all my frustrations and worries and getting advice from her about one thing or another. It's great to have your Mom as your best friend!
Before anymore of this day gets away from me, I need to get cracking. Have a great day! Hopefully I'll have some free time within the next few days to get back to writing about some feelings I've been having along the lines of my Discouraged post. That topic isn't completely closed just yet.