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April 11, 2005 - 9:34 a.m.

Blessed Be The Child Who Loves to Sleep, For His Parents Shall Look Upon Him With Great Favor

There’s no doubt about it, Shey loves to sleep like his momma. We took a two hour nap together yesterday afternoon, he slept again from 6:30 to 7:15, and then went to bed at 8:45. Oh the joys of a baby who will go to sleep without throwing a fit. He yawned, rubbed his eyes and I put him in his bed with his mobile on, 10-15 minutes later he was out and didn’t get up until 7 this morning. When I finally rolled my ass out of bed to check on him, he was hanging out, talking to himself and smiling.

And why was I dragging my ass out of bed this morning after what should have been a full night’s sleep? Because my first born was up from 1 to 3 coughing, coughing and more coughing. I first woke up about 1, but it didn’t really register what was going on, so I dozed in and out for a while before finally waking up enough to realize it was Peyton coughing. By the time I went into the kitchen, got down the cough medicine and a glass of water, the fit seemed to have passed, so I went back to bed like a dunce instead of just giving him the medicine then.

About 30 minutes later, he starts up again, but this time, I hit Larry to get up to give him medicine. He grumbles, but complies and I pray sleep will come quickly. About 30 minutes later, Peyton is still coughing, so I get up to give him some water. While trying to get a sleeping 2 almost 3 year old to sip his water, some falls on the covers. Not a lot, but enough that Peyton knows its wet. All of the sudden his is wide awake, “My bed’s wet. I come to your bed.” He hops up, puts his arms out so I can pick him up over the railing (the big boy rail, not the crib) and I take him to my room. He quickly tells his daddy, “My bed was wet,” and then hogs half the pillow. Thankfully, his cough medicine kicked in and within 15 minutes we were all asleep.

I can’t complain though, at 9:15 last night after his movie was over, he got up, pottied and went to bed. By 9:45, the house was quiet and Larry and I actually had some time for us. This whole “having your kid sleep in his/her own bed” thing is pretty cool.

Speaking of cool, Peyton went to school today wearing his Thomas the Train underwear over his pull-up, and I also sent a couple more pairs with some extra shorts, so let the potty-training begin. His teacher says he stays dry at school, and will go to the bathroom when the other kids go, so hopefully, this will be a smooth transaction. Larry and I will just have to work with him at night, especially cause that’s when he poops. Let the fun begin.

We went Saturday and picked out our kitchen cabinets, so now we just have to send in the deposit check and we’re on our way to a new kitchen. I’ll post before and after photos, as we are totally rearranging the design. I can’t wait! Our kitchen is going to kick ass. I’m only sorry that I won’t be able to regale you with remodeling horror stories as Chell so eloquently has since we are going the sane route and hiring someone to complete our remodel. Imagine that, having a project completed in two weeks rather than two years. Haha You know I’m only messing with you Chell, as who would I laugh at if you had gone the easy route?

Can I say that I just love my new little pink Mini iPod? I do! I do!