Wednesday, May 07, 2008

sleep

Well now my family is blogging, so I feel like maybe I should start up again! I guess it has been over a year, maybe time to post. :) I don't even know if this still works.

Sleep seems to be the bain of my existence right now. Getting those I want to sleep to sleep when I want them to sleep so I can sleep! Why is it so hard? I thought if I did "cry it out" techniques sleep problems would magically disappear as a reward for having to sit through that misery. But while it definitely helped, my babies are still having problems. So I feel jipped.

Maybe dealing with the nap gambles and heartaches are just one of the things that God has us go through so that at the end of the day, we love our babies that much more. I've thought about that philosophy a lot. If babies were easy, we'd probably still love them because how can you not love something that cute? But I think maybe not as much. After sacrificing sleep, hot meals, your favorite clothes that are now spit-up stained, your body shape, time with yourself, time with anyone else, your cell phone that now has a fuzzy sound due to too much baby slobber, did I say sleep?, at the end of the day, its pretty hard not to love ferociously that little being who you know is worth all the sacrifice and much more.

Anyway, I think that the key to my problems might just be consistency - the one thing that I can't seem to do. But maybe with these little twin boys I'll just have to overcome that weakness and figure out how to perfectly follow a schedule. Another reason to love them. :) And seriously, how can you NOT adore such darling boys!!!

8 Comments:

Blogger The Ingebretsen's... said...

Your boys are so big!!!! I am so excited that you are back to blogging. It's such a great way to keep in touch!

11:50 AM  
Blogger The Ingebretsen's... said...

Oh and I hear you on the sleep issue! I feel like as soon as one boy is asleep the other one is wide awake!!! Emery stays up way to late, and has given up naps. KC sleeps all day and is awake all night. Oh well. I guess we'll make it through and some day we will look back and wish this time hadn't passed so quickly.

11:52 AM  
Blogger kingwritergirl said...

Wow!!! You're blogging. i am so proud of you. Hi Erin!! I love you. Your babies are so cute..

sleep? What's that. I seem to remember it from years ago but I can't recall the memory.

7:01 PM  
Blogger kingwritergirl said...

Ah they are so big. And look at all that hair

7:02 PM  
Blogger Beth and her Spinrad said...

So adorable!!!!!!!!!!!! Can I have one? You don't need BOTH, right? (just kidding)

I'm enjoying sleep now because I know when I have kids it will be all gone. Same with knitting, and pretty much everything else I do.

4:10 PM  
Blogger berlinwritergirl said...

Sabine here! The boys are so cute. Really just two peas in a pod. Good luck with sleep. It was my 7 year old who kept me up last night with bad dreams, so I wonder if sleep ever comes back fully.

7:06 AM  
Blogger Andra Ingebretsen said...

I was confused when I read your comments, did I already comment? Wait, there are many ingebretsens. I forget. Anyway, I am super proud of you. I can't seem to make the time to blog lately. I better get with it, because it is so darn fun to read! So keep it up because I love it! I love you, Erin! I miss talking to you, so reading your entry was really really fun!

8:42 PM  
Blogger kingwritergirl said...

I'm ready for you to do a new blog... just so you know. Any moment now. Go!

12:26 AM  

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