Friday, August 27, 2010

we heart sleep

my beloved:

nope, not you mr jancers. (although i do love you). tonight my affections are directed towards the afternoon nap that kate took. now normally miss kate takes her daily nap at 9 am. about an hour or so after she wakes up, she's ready for a 2-3 hour nap. i know it's weird. i've tried to figure it out and i can't. so i'm just enjoying it. especially since i don't fully wake up until 11 am. plus, this way i get to enjoy my morning shower without kate underfoot.

i promised myself when i started this blog that i wouldn't just write about the good things. i wanted to document life, with all of it's ups and downs. i feel that i have done that. the readers of 'letters to...' know far too much about scrubbing bodily fluids out of my carpet, rude ER patients and my complete inability to function with less than 6 hours of sleep.

that being said, it's so much easier to write about a good day than a bad one.

but bad days happen...
molars start to come in.
husbands do rotations that last well past the stated time.
you realize you need government assistance to survive the final year of grad school.
yada yada yada.

but then you blog about it and somehow you feel better. (thanks everyone for listening)

so after a day full of loving kate despite numerous temper tantrums, this was my reward.

this doesn't even do the craziness justice.
favorite part? the remote control throw at the end. yep, it hit me. 
(sorry for the crappy footage- forgot to use the video camera... again)

katers was exhausted this afternoon so i attempted (3 times) to give her nap number two. finally (FINALLY) she succumbed and at one point was sleeping with her left leg hanging out of the crib. she slept for 2 hours and woke up sweaty. a sure sign of a sound nap.

then she released all the happy energy she had been storing up today in about 20 min. i'm pretty sure she was visibly shaking because she couldn't control her joy.

don't know if i want to spend everyday waiting for this kind of enthusiasm (it makes for a looooong day) but i'll gladly accept it today.

thanks afternoon nap. you were marvelous!

1 comment:

Thistles said...

Ty and I watched it 5 times! LOVE IT!!!