Friday, April 04, 2008

Is the Sun Shining a Little Brighter This Fine Morn?

Ok, so it's been raining here since YESTERDAY morning, so to answer my own blog title question..."no, it is not." BUT, if we were not in the middle of The Great Flood and the sun was actually shining which I am afraid it may never do again if it doesn't stop raining [ deep breath ]... well, I believe it would be shining a little brighter than usual.

Wanna know why?

MY CHILD SLEPT FOR EIGHT HOURS LAST NIGHT. Oh yeah. Happy dance. Happy dance, people. The birds are singing, the sun (should be) shinin' and the heavens are pouring forth with rays of sleep-induced relief over our household. (side note: I never thought that just getting a full night's sleep would affect my ability to refrain from the overuse of descriptive phrases. But that sleep stuff? Y'all, it's good. It's so very good for the mama soul.)

Baby J. just turned four months old and the pediatrician suggested adding a couple tablespoons of rice cereal to his nighttime bottle to both tide him over as well as help him with reflux issues. So, I tried it. And lo and behold, it worked. At least last night it did. We shall see if the magic wears off and we revert back to sleeplessness. But for one magical night, in a dimly lit bedroom somewhere south of Nashville, Tennessee, a baby slept. And a mama slept.

Let the people say..."Amen."

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

AMEN and Hallelujah!!
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Mia said...

You slept through that?!?!? Ok so did my kids, but I was up at least ten times last night. The rain was loud. I am sooooooo glad you got a good night sleep, there is nothing better (except maybe chocolate).

Megan (FriedOkra) said...

Sleep on, J-boy! :) I'm thrilled for you. That cereal thing is a time-honored remedy. Go, Mama-Katie.

AnnMarie said...

so glad to hear it! that full tummy will keep him sleeping through the night :)

MelDrop's Corner said...

WOOHOOOOOOOOOO

Digging for Pearls said...

I remember those days!

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stacey @ happy are we said...

Sleep: it does a body (and your sanity!) gooooood! :)

Rebecca said...

aMEN!

MoziEsmé said...

Yeah!!! I can feel your joy!

Mine just turned 1 Thursday, but we're regressing here. She woke me up 3 times last night for feeding - at 3:30 a.m. I decided to just stay up and play on the internet . . .

So enjoy the moment, and hope it lasts!

Paige said...

Hooray for nine hours of sleep!

Kickboxing Mama said...

Yipeeeee!!!