Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Midnight Meetings

Since Gillian has been sick this week, she has been waking up in the middle of the night several times which is very unusual for her. She is such a great sleeper and always sleeps thru the night unless of course she is sick. When your kids are sick you rock them, get them juice, sing to them or bring them to your bed during the night all in the name of comfort. But all experienced mommies know that when you do this, you run the risk of getting them off that beautiful sleep schedule and pattern.....but do we care? at the time.......NO! So this is what I have been doing with Gillian for 5 or 6 nights now (i have lost track). Now she is starting to feel so much better but she is definately off her schedule. So last night she wakes up not because of a fever, not for medicine, not to go to the bathroom but because I think she is missing our middle of the night meetings. This is how I know..........Gillian, from her bed "mommy?".......Me, "I'm coming."........Gillian, when I get there........"Good, you are here!"......Me, as I pick her up, "What do you need?"......Gillian, as she snuggles into my shoulder.........."Rock me"........Me, kind of tired but I do it anyways because maybe she still isn't feeling very well......."OK". So as I start to rock her, Gillian sits straight up and looks into my face and says........."Soooooo......you wanna talk about something????" Who can resist that? So we talked and talked and talked. She finally fell asleep and I am exhausted but am grateful for a daughter who wants to talk to her mom even if she is only 3.:)

Mommy Motel

So all the kids have been sick this week. When this happens, it is a well known fact in our house that the "Mommy Motel" opens and the kids bring sleeping bags, blankets, pillows, toys, books etc. to our room and camp out! The problem this time is that "Mommy Motel" has been open way too long and it really needs to close or daddy might just lose his patience:) But sweet little Caleb keeps reminding me everyday (with a fake cough and a fake sneeze) that he really isn't better yet so he thinks "Mommy Motel" needs to stay open one more night. Of course he says and doe's all of this out of daddy's earshot.:) After 6 nights, I hope he isn't too disappointed when he gets home from school today to find all the sleeping bags and blankets put back in their correct bedrooms and the sign that says CLOSED on the door! :) I had better break it to him in the car. hahaha. At least I know one man in my house that will be happy about this! lol

Miss Gillian's Ever Growing Word and Sentence List

  • "growl"
  • Baby
  • Ball
  • Book
  • cowboy
  • Dada
  • Dog dog
  • Hi there.
  • I want out
  • I want that on.
  • I want that.
  • Mama
  • me me
  • My car.
  • No, no, no, no
  • Out
  • Pants
  • pretty
  • princess
  • Rett (Garrett)
  • Rrarlee (Carlee the dog)
  • Shoes
  • Thank you
  • That
  • tiger
  • Up
  • What's that?