These smiling kiddos weren't so smiley last night. In fact, they were up a total of five times between midnight at four am. Eli woke up at 3:30 and never did go back to sleep. Needless to say, I am exhausted and so is Eric because I rudely made no attempt to hide my frustration. It was not one of my finer moments.
Nights like this happen probably every two weeks, so I'm used to skipping the gym for a nap which is totally what is happening today. Anyway, I was thinking today about all the places I sleep in a given night.
I lay with Eli in his bed until he falls asleep, which means that I usually end up dozing off for a half hour or so. Then I move to my and Eric's bedroom where I rest until Ellie wakes me up for her feeding. Sometimes I doze off while she eats her bottle which means the couch becomes sleep place number three. Once I get her back down I return to my bedroom where I rest peacefully until either my alarm or my son wake me up. If it's Eli, I go back to his bed.
In case you've lost track, that's up to five different sleeping locations a night. Ha! I never know where I'm gonna wake up. Luckily, more often than not, my bed is where I get most of my shut eye. Although at this point, I could care less where I sleep as long as I get to sleep!