Saturday, November 25, 2006

It's all about sleep!

And a lack thereof... this is my girl settling and relaxing taking time to rejuventate. And me ...well last night we woke twice and I felt as though I had my best sleep yet. And for the first time since I was about 8 years old I am in bed and asleep by 0900 hoping to get 6 consecutive hours of deep sleep. AnnaLeisa wakes frequently through the night in our bed to open her little arms and ask for a cuddle. I invite her into my arms only to have her promptly fall asleep with an elbow in my trachea ... or to roll off and to ask again with open arms for me to enfold her. Well what can one say! It has been a process of me allowing her and also very very gently saying no and letting her settle next to me versus on!
We are getting there... little cherub wakes in the middle of the night to give kisses either to myself or to the teddy.

Last night I snuggled into bed next to her and listened to her soft breathing and marveled that she was to me. It really can move you to wonder and love so quickly. AnnaLeisa being trusting and being cozy to the extent that she can at this point in time. Really I still marvel. The days can be long and somewhat housebound in minus 28 degrees C but all in all we are great. She is here .... and she is sleeping and soon I will get more.


Norma said...

There is just something about watching a sleeping child, isn't there? I can't wait to have my darling beside me like that!

Eliza2006 said...

I just read your post on the SAC group. I don't have any advice, but wanted to say that lack of sleep is the worst! Your baby is so sweet. I hope things get easier as you settle in. I have been home 1 week with my little one. We are still getting in to some sort of a routine. Best wishes.


Luisa said...


Great picture of AnnaLeisa. I hope you will get a full night's sleep really soon. It was great talking to you on the phone last week. I miss you! Can't believe we have been home from China for 6 weeks already. Let's keep in touch so we can encourage and inspire each other with our stories and progress of our baby girls.

Much love,

Luisa & Isabella. (P.S. Sarah says hi).