Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Night

It's time to celebrate, because Corbin has finally started walking. He's walking from one piece of furniture to another and averaging about 8 steps, so I'm gonna call that walking. 15 months and now he walks.

In other news the whole family is down with what may be the flu. But the flu pales in comparison to last weeks food poisoning - I guess it's all relative.

Anyone who has kids knows about the long nights during sick periods. That's our reality right now. Hayden waking up every 5 minutes (no I'm not exaggerating) and exclaiming "Boogers! Boogers! Aaaaah". To which I softly soothe, "I know, I'm sorry, boogers".

The baby unable to sleep because his nose is stuffy and his primary soothing method is unusable - sucking his fingers to fall asleep. Oh the travesty!

And through all this, all I can do is pray. Pray that I have the strength and patience to get through the night. Setting myself with the expectation that sleep (at least for myself) is probably not going to happen.

And then suddenly, I find myself sleeping next to Hayden after he's finally recovered from the horror of "boogers" and waking up to sneak back to bed. I've made it through another night, and there just might be a few hours of sleep waiting for me.

Even now I hear "Momma, momma" from Hayden's room, time to go soothe.


Ebit said...

Oh, Mel... we just got over what I think was the flu in our house. I hope you all feel well soon. Hang in there.

Go Corbin!!! :)

Gail said...

It has arrived in our home, so I share your misery :) , of course yours is X 2, but hey, that was your choice, haha.

Yeah Corbin.