September 8, 2005

Good News, Bad News

The Good News is that Jonathan finally slept through the night! We made him a little upright sleeping spot in his crib (basically it looked like he was sleeping in a little mini-recliner) in hopes that would help his congestion that seems to hit him in the middle of the night. It worked! We didn’t hear from him until 6:00 a.m. this morning.

So, did I get a full night of uninterrupted sleep?

Uh, no. That’s where the Bad News comes in.

The Bad News is that Swee’Pea, for the first time in weeks, woke up crying with the fullest, wettest diaper I have ever seen. Amazingly, her nightgown and her bedding were completely dry. (Let’s hear it for Huggies!) Nevertheless, Daddy was up at 4:00 a.m. changing Swee’Pea’s diaper while chuckling at the irony of Swee’Pea thwarting my chances of sleeping through the night.

I made it a quick change, however, and was back in bed within five minutes. I must have drifted off to sleep rather quickly because the next thing I know, I’m being awakened by something nipping at my hand. That “something” was Nutmeg the cat who must have been confused at the sudden change of schedule (she usually gets up with me when I deal with TheMonk’s early rising). I glance at the clock. It’s 5:15 a.m. I bury myself under the covers, forcing Nutmeg to find someone else to bug. I drift off to sleep once again.

30 minutes later the babies start to cry. It’s feeding time.


  1. Hay glad to hear you finally got some sleep. You might want to look at the amby bed. It rocks.

    Comment by Mr. Swell — September 8, 2005 @ 9:50 am

  2. Ah, the wack-a-mole experience of getting twins to sleep the night! I think I had a similar experience where when my Boy Twin finally slept the night, Girl Twin woke-up in the middle of the night for the first time in weeks. She’s still the better sleeper than him.

    Comment by Not-For-Profit Dad — September 8, 2005 @ 10:01 am

  3. Yea! This is a good sign. Soon, the sleepless nights will be behind you. Um, maybe. I’ve heard evil tales from parents that said their kids didn’t sleep through the night until they were 3. Ugh. No way. My punkin has slept through the night ever since she did it the first time. Gotta love her for that.

    Comment by ieatcrayonz — September 8, 2005 @ 12:34 pm

  4. Isn’t it spooky how Brianna KNEW that Jonathan was going to sleep through the night? See, they’re already conspiring against you! [evil laugh ensues]

    Comment by MIM — September 8, 2005 @ 7:35 pm

  5. Don’t you just love ‘em.

    Comment by Yolanda Henry — September 8, 2005 @ 8:52 pm

  6. Love the photos! Your children are incredibly beautiful.

    Comment by surcie — September 9, 2005 @ 10:01 am

  7. Congrats! That’s a big step. My girl twin is a better sleeper too. Don’t even get me started on the cats waking me up.

    Comment by Sarah — September 9, 2005 @ 10:31 am

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