Okay, the only thing worse than babies that are awake all night? Babies that sleep through the night, and a mom that is awake all night anyway.
Last night the babies went to sleep (finally!) at about 9:15. At about 1:45am I heard a baby cry, but I have been trying this thing where -unless they sound hysterical- I wait at least 5 minutes before going in and picking the babies up
By 1:50am whoever had been crying was back to sleep. Awesome!
But I was not back to sleep.
I dozed in and out of wakefulness for two hours (just waiting for them to wake up again), and then got up and wandered around -periodically hovering over the boys' cribs to be sure they were breathing.
At 4:15 Micah woke up (might have been my fault) and they ate, and were both back asleep by 4:45am!
Again, I was not.
This time, I laid in bed listening to those freaking birds chirping because they think it's morning time. I probably fell asleep around 5:30 or 6:00am.
My good babies slept until about 7:00am, when they started squeaking - and I dozed in and out listening to them coo and squawk for almost an hour before they started to sound angry and I got up to feed them.
Last night could have been awesome! I could have gotten 7 hours of sleep in a row!
Except that, of course, I didn't.
Anyway. You know me, always wordy on Wednesday. I have too much to say.
But here's what I have to share: We have LOTS of shaky, mediocre videos recorded on the iPhones, so here is some of it.
All of it focusing around that magical thing: sleep.
Sleepy Boys from Becky Pitcher on Vimeo.
And because I pieced all these clips together, here's what's happening:
Clip 1 (begins at 0:00): Grey after eating. He fell asleep breastfeeding, but was trying oh! so hard to stay awake and play.
Clip 2 (begins at 0:37): Grey and Micah lying in their bed, NOT sleeping when they should have been. But at least they're happy. I think Grey looks like a cat watching a bird out the window.
Clip 3 (begins at 1:41): The babies sleeping in their bed. Dang. They are cute.
Clip 4 (begins at 2:12): Grey sleeping in the swing. If you listen close you can hear him hum-snoring. Mm-hum. Mm-hum. Mm-hum. He also talks in his sleep a little and it's SO cute.
Clip 5 (begins at 2:32): Micah NOT sleeping. Yes, I swaddle them and put them on their stomachs, but they can usually roll over without too much trouble, so I'm not too worried.