This morning I woke up to sweet sounds of Eli through the monitor, cooing and talking and laughing in his crib. I immediately thought it was so sweet that he was up for the day in a happy and chipper mood.
I looked at the clock expecting to see 7:00 and instead I saw 4:00. UM that is NOT what I had in mind.
I'm not sure if I mentioned it before, but my baby does not sleep a lot. He isn't fussy or cranky about it, he just sleeps a limited amount of time and then is good to go. If he came with an instruction manual it would say "This baby does not require a lot of sleep, please proceed with caution". And so I do.
Even though Eli woke up in good spirits, I wanted him to sleep a bit longer, perhaps till 7:00? So I went in his room to put his pacifier back in his mouth, because that usually helps him drift back to sleep. When I got in there I saw that he was completely soaking wet, including his mattress.
Can we talk about something? Why can we fly to space and also carry little devices in our pockets that allow us to access the internet from the depths of the forests in Africa (I'm not really sure of any depths of forests in Africa I'm just going for theatrics here) but we can't create a diaper that doesn't leak?!?! Its unfathomable to me!!
So when I realized he was wet I brought him in our room to change his diaper and clothes. Then I left him in our bed next to a sleeping Luke and went to change his crib sheet.
I normally leave this horrible task to Luke but he was fast asleep and had a big day ahead of him (more on that later) so I decided to tackle the impossible myself.
Have you ever changed a crib sheet? It is equivalent to running a full marathon. It is hard, exhausting and leaves you sore by the end of it. By the time I got that beast of a sheet on the mattress I was wide awake.
I went back to get Eli to put him in his bed but he was fast asleep. He look so sweet and peaceful and I felt bad moving him (ridiculous I know) so I left him in bed with us. Since I was wide awake I used this time to browse the internet AKA creep people on Facebook. It's amazing the things you can learn about your former high school classmates at 4:30 in the morning.
After I had exhausted my creeping skills I realized I was slowly being edged out of the bed. I was balancing my large booty on a tiny sliver of my side of the bed. This may have been why:
So I decided it was time to carry sweet sleeping love-bug who was taking up the WHOLE BED to his crib. He stayed asleep and I fell asleep around 6:00. Eli woke back up for the day around 6:30. Beautiful.
It's a good thing I know who is pregnant, divorced or just crazy now. Those are the things that keep me functioning everyday, not sleep. Who needs sleep?
Shifting gears....today was Luke's very first day as a middle school teacher. This is a new season of our lives and we are excited about it. It happened kind of unexpectedly and randomly, but we felt like God was leading Luke in that direction so off to school he went.
I had the best of intentions to get up and take a picture of him before he left for school for the first day but I had been up working hard on Facebook all night and didn't even hear him leave.
I'm happy to say that this new job has brought us closer together. Tuesday night we worked together on getting his classroom rules together and argued no more than 20 times in a 5 minute period.
Luke kept saying "THIS is why we could never work together" which I thought was strange cause I'm pretty sure we already work together in a little thing called LIFE.
Luke said his first day was great and the kids thought his classroom rules looked the best. Actually I made that part up but I'm sure if you asked them that's what they would say.
He also said there is already some rumor about him and his beard going around school. Interesting. I've known him for 8 years and never once thought about making a rumor about his beard. Actually I didn't even know he had a beard. I need to look closer I guess.
Obviously we are having fun with him transitioning into this new role.
Well it's 10:00 so I better hit the hay. I have a date with Facebook around 4:30. If you aren't on there at that time you are missing out.
Please ignore the bags under my eyes.