Saturday, March 07, 2009

Can't Sleep. Must Blog.

It's almost 4 o'clock in the morning.  Elijah woke up about 45 minutes ago.  I heard him talking on the moniter.  So, I got up, put on my fleece blanket poncho (sort of a homemade, poor man's Snuggie), cause it's cold, and went upstairs to make his bottle.  After cleaning his bottle and making his formula, I went in his room to feed him.  And wouldn't you know it, the little turkey was already asleep again.  But I just smile cause the little peanut is just so cute when he sleeps.

So, I went back downstairs and Randal was just getting into bed - he is the epitome of a night owl, but that is another post for another dazed-wish-I-was-sleeping-4-o-clock-in-the-morning time.  So, I talked to him for a few minutes about some interesting things I found about drug abuse.  And we wondered at all the craziness of the world around us.  It was deep.  OK, it wasn't, but aren't those few minutes when you get to talk to your sweetie at the end of the day wonderful?

Then, because I told Israel he could sleep in our bed tonight, I rolled over and cuddled up to my own personal teddy bear/space heater.  But I didn't fall asleep.  And then I still didn't fall asleep.  And then Israel began laughing in his sleep.  And then I laughed.  And then he laughed harder.  And then Randal asked what was going on.  So I told him and he laughed too.  And then it got quiet again and I still didn't fall asleep.  So I began writing this post out in my head.  That was when I knew I should just get up and document it.   Specifically how cute, wonderful, and endearing all my boys are.  'Cause I have no idea if I will remember any of this come sunrise, and real morning.

90 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Ha! It's 3:15 in the morning, and I'm still awake. I haven't been up this late in a very long time, but that's what happens with the husband is away.

Have a good weekend!

Schatz said...

you take such great pictures. But having an adorable kid sure helps you.

Susan (Mommy) said...

Welcome to my world.

Susan (Mommy) said...

Welcome to my world.

La Belle Mere UK said...

What else is there to do at 4am than blog?!! Hope you got some sleep eventually.

Happy SITS day

LBM xxx

Jennifer said...

Ha it is going on 4am now and what am I up doing? Reading blogs of course!

Elizabeth said...

Boy, what did insomniacs do before the Internet???? :) Happy SITS day to you!

Tammy Howard said...

And now you will (remember)...wonderful!

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

Yup, 4 a.m. is my get up time if I want to get my blog comments made before I go to work so I cn spend the evening hours with my husband.

Congrats on your SITS day!

Vanessa said...

Done that way too many times! Congrats on your SITS DaY!!

Astrid said...

Ack! I love those sweet little moments in life...they pass by in a blink of an eye.
Happy SITS day!

Christine said...

My hubby is usually crawling in about that time too. Those are the moments, right? Love that you appreciate the sweet nothings.
Congrats on being FB today @SITS. Great blog!

Joy said...

That was smart to get up and write it down while it was fresh! Congrats on your SITS day!

Robin said...

:-)

You may have not had any sleep that night....but life with family is the best.

Pam said...

Congrats on being SITS FB. Enjoy your day in the spotlight.

I rarely have trouble sleeping, but next time I do, I just might try blogging. Usually I just toss and turn and worry about how tired I'm going to be in the "real" morning.

tinahead81 said...

i love those little moments with my kids.

happy sits day!!

A Fist Full of Dandelions said...

I have trouble sleeping all the time...never gotten up to blog. Maybe I should start. I'd probably be mush for work the next day.

Raising Z said...

I am constantly blogging in my head when I can't sleep. It can be really annoying at times :)

Happy SITS day :)

Kirsten said...

Happy SITS and Aloha Friday Day!!

http://kirs10-2.blogspot.com/2009/09/aloha-friday-3.html

GreedyGirl said...

Hi www.greedygirlsguide.com checking in from SITS

LOL I do that too I have my best ideas before bed and if i don't get up and write them down they'll be gone when i wake

Janna Bee said...

This is very sweet. It's a good thing you documented it, because it will be something you can read and remember the moment for years. Happy SITS day!

Fruitful Vine2 said...

It's good to document those moments because as much as we have good memories we don't remember every detail of our past lives.

Libby@CookingWithLibby said...

That is to sweet! I'm like that too...writing posts out in my head. It's great that we have blogs so we can have these things to look back on in the future :)

Robbie S. Redmon, LPC said...

Happy SITS Day!

Crafty Girls Workshop said...

You know, last night I fell asleep on the couch and woke up at 2:00am and instead of going back to sleep decided to do the dishes. I didn't know that would make me more awake than tired. Then when I finally went to bed, with my personal space heater (my 75 lb German Shepard mix)and my husband snoring beside me, I couldn't sleep either! Maybe I should start blogging in the wee hours. I did check and respond to some e-mails before bed too. This morning I feel like my clock is all wonky but hopefully I can get through teh day at least. Thanks for sharing the sweet comments about your family!

Anna
P.S. Stopping by to share the SITS love.

Laura said...

Sometimes I just wake up with a great blog post running through my head. Of course, by the time I get up in the morning & finally get around to blogging, the great idea is forgotten...Maybe I should just get up then & write it down.

Miranda said...

Happy SITS day! I can totally relate to the inability to sleep at 4am!

glenna said...

I'd love to know how many SISTAS are night owls. It would be interesting to know.

I am, I wish I wasn't.

Tater Tot Mom said...

I can relate to being up that late. I call it sporadic insomnia, sometimes I go to sleep just fine, others not so much. My hubby falls asleep at the drop of a hat. Wish I was like that...I get a lot of blogging done then though!

Happy SITS day!

Miss Behavin said...

I have a love/hate relationship with very early mornings when they happen. They're good for some quiet time and to get a few things accomplished before the kids get up, but I find myself running on fumes by noon and needing a nap.

Stopping by from SITS! Congratulations on your saucy day!

Jessica said...

Confession: I have a pad of paper by my bed for blog post ideas I come up with while I'm trying to go to sleep. True story.

Great post - and it's great, too, that you're making a point to remember those special times. You'll be glad you did.

Visiting from SITS - congrats on being featured! Yay!

lynne b. [my life in blog] said...

sleepless nights stink. but, not with the added benefit of baby laughs :) happy FB day!

Mom of Three said...

Awww. Thing is they will probably not understand how they fill our lives with joy until they are parents themselves. But these are moments to treasure.

Stopping by from SITS - Happy Friday!

Miss Peregrin said...

Haha, how adorable! And, it is completely normal to be blogging at 4am - what else is there to do?

Happy SITS day!

Brandy said...

happy sits day.

I always blog in my sleepy hazes and can never remember them

Creative Junkie said...

Some of my best posts have been written at 3:00 in the morning!

I wish that would happen at more like 3:00 in the afternoon, but sigh ... I'll take what I can get.

Two Normal Moms said...

Happy SITS day!
My posts come into my head while I'm driving. And trust me, I shouldn't be jotting things down while steering a car at 60 mph. A few actually make it to the computer when I get home. I just wish I could recapture the ones all over the highway!

Jessica said...

I feel bleary-eyed just reading this.

Rbarakat said...

I love when they laughin their sleep!

Amber Page Writes said...

Too cute! My baby smiles in her sleep, and that always warms my heart...

Julie @ Little One-of-a-Kind Design said...

laughing in their sleep is much better than crying in their sleep! how sweet!

Tonya said...

What a sweet dream your little one must have been having! Happy SITS day!

Stalker v1.5 said...

That was 14 different shades of precious. Those are the best kinda life moments!!

withoutadornment said...

I hate not being able to sleep like that. At least you had a good laugh!

Jeanette said...

Adorable post! Of course you will remember, it's on the net now! LOL. Stopping by from SITS.

sweetjeanette.blogspot.com

Date Girl said...

Aww, he was laughing in his sleep, how precious! I agree, those few minutes at the end of the day with your sweetie are my favorite. The problem is, my boyfriend and I end up talking too much when we should be asleep!

Meg said...

Ah, been there done that. I love it when they laugh in their sleep. So cute!

Happy SITS day! :)

a H.I.T. said...

Happy SITS day!

The Mom @ Babes in Hairland said...

Moments like those are definitely ones you should document. Thanks for sharing! Have a great day in the SITS Spotlight!

Jen said...

You have such a great attitude. I turn into a monster if my sleep gets interrupted and I would never let my kids sleep with me for that reason. What a fun mom you are.

Le Gourou de Sandwich said...

aww. but it's all worth it, no? hey, if it's any consolation I don't EVER sleep thru the nite and i don't have any kids. love your blog. thanks, keri

Mel said...

Oh....I don't like being woke up; my husband says I'm a bear if I fall asleep on the couch and have to wake up to go into bed. LOL Oh, but I love cuddling with my kids, especially when it's cold outside. There's nothing better than grabbing a blanket, a good book, and just cuddling.....:)

Katie said...

What a cute story, I'm glad you did write it down because I know I wouldn't remember in the morning!

Thishumanscondition said...

Insomniac here, too...

Scottish Lass said...

Happy Sits Day!
I now have the image of your poncho
stuck in my head.....

Pricilla said...

Hope you keep finding the joys in life whether they be in the middle of the night or in bright light of day.

Happy SITS day.

Diva Scrapper said...

Too funny..
Have a Happy SITS Day!

Mary said...

I'm a bit of a night owl myself so I totally relate.

Have a great SITS Feature Day!!

Cynthia at A Shimmy in My Spirit said...

I love this. It is these little moments that touch our hearts. Israel laughed, then you laughed, then Randal laughed, then I laughed (or at least had a big smile). Isn't it great how joy passes on?

Taylor K said...

aw, what a sweet story! HAppY SITS day!

Meg said...

Cute! I often write blogs out in my head but don't actually get up to write them, and in the morning they're gone.

Happy SITS Day!

barefacedapproach said...

Such a darling story. :)

Zeemaid said...

awww sweet boys. My husband is comatose at 4 in the morning.

Happy SITS day

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I come up with awesome post ideas all the time just as I am drifting off to sleep, and then I never remember them in the morning! :)

Michelle said...

LOL! I've done the exact same thing.

African American Mom said...

Here's a good one: Can't Sleep Must Comment--Ihave had that issue too.

Heather said...

It's good that you got up and wrote it, I think. I always think very deep profound things before I drift off. When I wake up? Well, I'm in too much of a hurry to even remember I had a thought!

Katrina said...

Laughing in his sleep, how cute! Happy sits day!

Mercedes said...

Little things are great aren't they!

shortmama said...

I have had MANY similar nights (mornings) like that!

Alicia said...

oh i know the feeling!! which is exactly why most of my posts are published past midnight!! happy sits day!!

aforestfrolic said...

Oh, the life of a mother ;-) And good thing you did write it down...I never remember things, haha. Ya know I always think I will and then, bam! That's why we blog and scrap book right :-)

Jamie :)

Lani said...

I think it's great that you write this down.. years from now you'll read it and smile:)
Happy Sits Day!

Mighty M said...

And now you will always get to remember!

Ms. Bright said...

I call the hubs my "space heater" too! They're good for many things...that's just one of 'em!

Lady Mama said...

Very sweet story. It's amazing how much time is spent awake in the early hours of the morning when you're a parent.

Missy said...

I have had nights/mornings like that.

Happy SITS day!

Chandice said...

Crazy how that happens! I do it all the time :)

k80 said...

stopping by from SITS! it's ideas for blogging that often keeps me up!

Xazmin said...

Awww...I LOVE when my kiddos laugh in their sleep...it just makes me giggle!

What a sweet post, and I too am often blogging in the wee hours of the morning!

Oh, and LOVE the poor man's snuggie!

{leah} said...

Happy SITS day!

At least I'm not the only one awake and blogging in my head... and then on the computer...

Unknown Mami said...

I love the laughter. I blog in my head when I can't sleep too.

Sarah@HomeschoolinRealLife said...

I blog when I can't sleep too, but for me it's not a good thing HAHA!

Carrie said...

Happy SITS day! I'm up way past a normal person's bedtime... and blogging, of course!

Gina said...

I thought it was just me!! LOL, just remember next time you are blogging in the middle of the night or early in the morning, that you are not alone. You are in good company with bloggers all over!

Mox said...

Happy FB day, SITSA!

Cute story. Your family sounds wonderful.


See you around!

Mox

Emalee said...

Hope you being Queen for the day was fun! I have had them waking up early because of my puppy.....and not falling back to sleep.

Kristin said...

I do most of my blogging in the wee hours of the morning. Hope you had a fab SITS day!

Mary-Jane said...

I was at a baby shower yesterday and everyone was discussing the sleepless nights with babies when it occured to me that they were actually some of my favourite times as a new mum.. and still can be as a not so new mum.

Hoity Toity Baby said...

I've only become a night owl because of my twins! Oh how I long for a full night's sleep! Visiting from the Sitsahood!