SLEEP: Day 16-18 of 30 – Let Mommy Sleep

Let Mommy Sleep

I have to admit, so far getting 7 hours of sleep at night is a much easier challenge than I thought it would be.  I thought that the act of falling asleep, which has always been difficult for me, was going to be my biggest hurdle.  Who knew that simply putting my phone far from arm’s reach was the solution.  The only thing I haven’t been able to resolve through this 30 Day Sleep Challenge is getting my kids to sleep in their beds through the night, every night.  How many of you have a voice that screams in your head, “LET MOMMY SLEEP!”? How many of you actually scream it aloud?

30 Day Challenge Accepted Sleep

Day 16
12:15-7:30 (7 hours), Hit Snooze: 2x

Slept with my daughter in her room last night because of the storm; the winds and rain were so loud I don’t blame her for being scared. Thought it would be better than having her wake me up in the middle of the night.  Didn’t work out as planned. Her kicking woke me up through the night. I think she punched me once too.

Day 17
12:15-7:15 (7 hours), Hit Snooze: 1x

It’s like my kids conspire against me – how do both of them have nightmares the same night? First my little one came down in the middle of the night.  His little 3-foot body managed to take over my side of the bed. As soon as I woke up to adjust him, my older one walked in.  So I gave up and let her take up whatever remaining space there was in our bed and I left to go sleep in her bed.

Day 18
11:45-7:15 (7 hours, 30 minutes), Hit Snooze: 1x

Today was a rare night. I don’t even remember falling asleep, and slept through the entire night, no interruptions. I was ready to complain about my husbands snoring as tonight’s interruption, instead he complained about mine. Sorry, not sorry.

How did this miracle happen you wonder? My mom came to stay the night, and the kids both slept with her in the guest room. Grandmas are the best.

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One Comment on “SLEEP: Day 16-18 of 30 – Let Mommy Sleep

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