On "Mommy Blogs", you can usually count on at least two topics to come up on every single one. Every mommy and every baby. Namely, excrement and sleep. It's two of things babies are naturally good at. Also, being cute, so baby photos are everywhere. As a non-mommy, I usually read those posts and think "Well, I'm in for it eventually." Or "Awesome. I can't wait until I'm living on less sleep than I already get." [/saracsm] And "I will never post about my babies and what they do in their diapers. Seriously." (This may or may not hold true later. We'll see.)
But, sleep, sleep I can relate to. In fact, I was able to think of four blogs I'd read recently that involved the babies sleeping through the night - Jasmine and Alexis, Nancy and Rachel, Tiffany and Cecily, Cicada and Gulliver.
Well, ladies and gentlemen, I'm here to report that I, too, have finally slept through the night. Now, you know that I really do not like having to get out of bed in the middle of the night. Now that my bed is five feet off the ground and getting up literally involves climbing out and down, I dislike it even more.
Unfortunately, I found it difficult to sleep in my new apartment for the first little while. It was a new place. The wall was too close. The ground was too far. What little light was in my room was coming from a different place than it used to (my TiVo is my night light now). Falling asleep was hard.
Then, once I fell asleep, I kept waking up. Usually only once, sometimes twice, and I'd have to get up, climb out of bed, and then stumble through my apartment for either the bathroom or a drink, usually both.
Yes, there was a small sensation of victory when I discovered that it was 3 AM (or whenever) and I could go back to sleep for another 5 hours. But if I then stayed awake for another 30 minutes or more, the victory passed. The last few nights have been particularly rough.
So, this morning, when my alarm went off and I woke up for the first time all night, I was pleasantly relieved. I just hope I can keep that up.