AB has slept through the night since she was 6 weeks old. While I know it was the Lord who was gifting us with rest... I think we took it for granted.
This last month, we've taken a turn for the dark side. She's been through a few illnesses that got her off her "sleeping through the night" routine. And man, it's been a beating for all of us. She all of a sudden has ALL the energy in the world when it's time to get a bath and get ready for bed or a nap.
(rolling right into the coffee table. Don't worry, we put up a blockade now...)
So, now begins the process all over again. Learning how to sleep through the night. At almost 7 months old. Without a miracle blanket. With a new found talent of rolling and soon to be crawling. With a new discovery of pushing up and being able to see over her bumper her parents peeking in on her. All these things have contributed to a lack of rest.
There have been many nights where I needed to be awake all night long because she was so sick. ALL NIGHT. And go to work the next day. And I did it. The Lord gave me energy to make it through. (And Diet Dr. Pepper.) And I'm so thankful for that energy. But now I need rest. The kind that doesn't get woken up every hour.
Tonight, I'm praying for uninterrupted sleep. A night where we all three receive the rest we need. Amen and Amen.