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Monday, September 8, 2008

Sleep Claire! - Please Sleep!


Claire needs to sleep.  Ok, let me revise that.  Claire NEEDS to sleep the whole night through.  She can even wake up once before 10 - I'll deal.  But lately she has been waking up, crying/screaming, throughout the night.  By throughout the night, I mean at least 8 times.  But who's counting?  

I was wasting - I mean spending time blog surfing (not sure if that is even a real phrase), and I saw this video of a man who had about 8 puppies.  They were all yapping  & he began to sing, "Goodnight Sweetheart, well it's time to go . . ."  You can finish singing the song, but the point is that these puppies actually calmed down & all went to sleep.  Are you JOKING????  He can get 8 yelping puppies to quiet down in a cardboard box with the light on, and I cannot get Claire to sleep in her comfy crib with a dry pamper & clean jammies (insert sarcastic comment here).  
I seriously do not think I have slept a solid night's sleep for more than 1 day in a row since the twins have been born. Boo hoo, waa waa.   Yes, girls you are TOTALLY worth it.  Mommy would do this ALL over again.  But praise God I don't have to, and now I think I have a slight caffeine addiction.  I LOVE my sleep, so this is a pretty big display of love.  This is probably where I need to refresh myself on the fact that true love is sacrificial by nature.  I've written about how being a mother means to sacrifice on many different levels for our children - sleep included.  But, man is it HARD!
I really do NOT think that I would be able to endure motherhood, especially sleep deprived motherhood if I did not daily come to God to fill my needs.  If I did not daily remember that He sacrificed His only Son, Jesus so that all that I do on this side of eternity is worth it.  I wish this humbling moment could always sustain me at 3 a.m. when someone is awake.  Sometimes it does & sometimes it is a true battle of the flesh, but I'm beginning to ramble.  All's I know is that God has pledged to BE with me always, to strengthen me when I am weak, and to reward me for my pursuit of Him.  I also know that so many people tell me how much they miss the baby phase & how quickly it passes.  I'm not sure I'll miss this, but I have already seen how quickly it passes.  So please say a prayer for Claire - that she sleeps the WHOLE night through - and so does her mommy - so that tomorrow they can spend some wonderful playtime together.

10 comments:

angie said...

I hope all the prayers work. It's so hard when children don't sleep. On everyone.

Melissa the Careful Wisher said...

I can so relate. My son was not a sleeper and at age 10 still does not require a lot of sleep, unlike his mother. I will pray for you both that restfull sleep will find you. Just remember, it could be worse! God Bless, Melissa

Casey's trio said...

I hope your plea comes true. Sleep is such a commodity for mommies!

Kim said...

Aw man, that is rough! I hope she starts sleeping all night soon!

Aubrey said...

Sending lot of prayers your way. I know how precious rest is for us mommies!

Jocasta said...

This could so be written about my house!

Wishing us both some sleeping luck!

mommaof4wife2r said...

oh, you poor dear. i feel your pain...in so many ways. in fact, when you are up 5 times at night, we should call each other and chat. i got ONE, i do mean ONE, night of uninterrupted sleep out of 8 mos old Sofie...which I'm told is normal for a preemie. nonetheless, i am still exhausted. last night must have been the night for the kiddos...i think a growth spurt or something...nursing every two hours like a newborn. i sometimes have to repeat, 'my grace is sufficient' over and over to get through the exhaustion.

prayers to you...and sorry for the spew. i guess i'm tired. :)

Jaime said...
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Jaime said...

Sleep Claire, sleep!

Josh and Betsie said...

I know for sure Heavenly Father is there to help me. I wouldn't be able to do twins or even 4 without him. Sorry I dont comment as much as you. You are awesome!