Tuesday, January 23, 2007

I now officially have normal kids. Dan and I are champion sleepers. Alyssa and Parker, therefore, by nature are champion sleepers. We have been incredibly spoiled as parents. Alyssa slept through the night (as in 12 hours!) from the 2nd week on, and Parker was right behind her with 10 hours by the 4th week. They still each take an afternoon nap of 2 ½ - 3 hours. But as of the last few weeks they have become normal in this sense: no matter when they go to bed, they wake up at the same time. Granted, that time is 7 am (not the requisite dawn of most) but if you’ll notice the time stamp on this post, I am very much a night owl. 7 am comes early for me. We used to be able to keep them up until 9, 10’o clock if our evening plans required, knowing that whatever sleep they missed would be caught up the next morning. No longer do we have that luxury. I know I really shouldn’t complain. I have been incredibly blessed, and in many ways this is great prep for the day when a new baby (who likely doesn’t have the “great sleeper” genes) will interrupt my tidy life. It’s also an opportunity to prepare for the sad day when Alyssa starts kindergarten. But when you’ve enjoyed something so luxurious for so long, it’s hard to say good-bye!

5 comments:

Heather and Michael said...

Well, Sarah can sleep too! I mean, the girl can really sleep! Just like her momma - with no genetic ties. :) They sleep a lot at the orphange. So, maybe your little bundle will be well trained! One can hope, anyway!

Rachel said...

Ava used to be an early riser. She was always up by 6:30 until about 3 years old. The minute the light came into her room she was wide awake. I'm a night owl, so this was incredibly hard for me! Thankfully she did learn to sleep later...but it took a while! Hopefully Reagan will be a sleeper for you!!

clyde said...

Welcome to our world. I am sorry you guys can sleep as much any more though.

clyde said...

*can't (sorry!)

Kristen said...

Welcome to the club guys!!