Thursday, August 23, 2007

The family bedroom...


Well we've definately entered a new stage as Lucy barely makes it to 11pm in her own bed anymore. The good news is she falls right back to sleep in the cozy little bed I made her right next to my own (both of our mattressess are on the floor). The bad news is that my room is already barely bigger then my bed so now it's truely a "bedroom" and getting from the bed out the door is a bit of a gymnastics feat. I can handle this, especially this morning because she finally is sleeping past 6am. I do not mind having her in there with me but I have been a little peeved at the very early mornings this set up has created. This weekend I am getting something to darken the room a bit (I sleep in a converted sun room and my shades do little to contain the light from outside ... including the street and car lights all through the night). This morning at 6 she crawled into my bed and fell right back asleep! This was a first, normally any waking after 5 means up for the day. I have to say it was a nice little alarm clock having a little back to rub while I slowly woke up to start the day. I managed to get out of bed without waking her so I can resume my much much much adored ritual of 2 cups of coffee and blog reading/writing before I get busy parenting and heading out the door for work. It's 7:30, normally we leave at 7:20 so let's just say we're going to be late today but our bodies and souls need this peace and quiet this morning. Once again I give thanks for a flexible job.

3 comments:

D said...

If the set-up in the photo were the alternative to sleeping in my bed, I wouldn't stay in my bed either.

That looks VERY comfortable!

Malia'sMama said...

Peaceful nights to you, both, whatever the arrangement. She looks like an angel all spread out and content!

cathy said...

Good job! You do what works to sleep. For years we've used cardboard in our kids' windows to darken the room. It helps them sleep past 5:30! Just pop the cardboard in at bedtime and take it out in the morning. Hang in there!