Sunday, January 03, 2010

~D~R~E~A~M~

So, as I lay awake last night due to Abby's diarrhea and had a dream. A wish, if you will. I think I mentioned on here (maybe?) that I haven't slept through the night since before she was born. She turned 16 months on Christmas. I was awake often before Abby was born, not only dealing with the final stages of pregnancy but also dealing with kidney stones and a stint. Abby's still sleeping with us, still nursing and still nursing at night. I wonder, at this point (just as I did with Gabe) why I decide to co sleep. I love it, but after awhile I really want my bed back and I want my sleep! I want to wean her but now that she's not feeling the greatest it's not an ideal time to try, and I'm really not sure how to try to go about it! She does take sippy cups, but she usually falls asleep to her mama's milk. Sigh. Anyway, I began to formulate a dream in my head...

Once my little girl is all weaned I'd love to take a Friday night and go to a hotel. No, make that a Bed & Breakfast. Just me. I'd pack my Bible, a book I'm reading, some bubble bath and chocolate. I'd leave my computer at home but take my cell phone to call home and say goodnight. And I'd just enjoy myself and relax. I'd maybe go out to dinner (alone) or grab a bite to eat. I'd be sure to have some yummy java or pop. Then I'd take a nice, relaxing bath. I'd read God's Word and read my book. I'm have a whole bed to myself and sleep so well, not worrying about my baby nursing, another child crawling into my bed in the middle of the night or one of Zach's many mid-night potty breaks! Ahhh that sounds so wonderful and relaxing. Yep, it's a dream. A far-fetched one, but that's usually what dreams are. What is your dream?

I'm really hoping to have her weaned by March. There's an Above Rubies retreat in Nebraska that I wouldn't mind going to and I'd love to take Hannah but leave Abby home (I've tried a retreat with a toddler, and while it works its just not as ideal).

7 comments:

DDK23 said...

I like that dream. I dream of just going somewhere by myself for the night. Ha and I only have 2 kids! No help in the weaning area, Manu just kind of did it by himself it was almost to easy.

Sherry said...

My dream is a week in a luxury ocean front suite, most likely in Hawaii ~ beautiful king sized bed, white curtains billowing as the ocean breeze flows in........I wake up and have breakfast on the balcony overlooking the ocean.....peace, quiet, nature at it's best......aaah, that's never going to happen so I should just get up and go shovel some snow, LOL.

Becca said...

That sounds nice! I get ansty if I'm away from home for very long by myself...I'd probably have to have company on my getaway but a getaway sounds nice. Actually tonight I was thinking a weekend trip to Mackinac Island with Pete would be nice. I like being places after the crowds go home.
Good luck with weaning. I've never had a problem in that area....my babies have all weaned themselves.

Darlene said...

My dream would be something like Sherry's.

WildCAT said...

oooohhhh that sounds nice! I have a bed & breakfast recommendation for you! =) No bathtubs though...never thought about that LOL!

Kim said...

Thats a great dream, now for it just to be reality. I never let my kids sleep w/ me, but I got in the bad habit of letting Jalynn,mostly because Jess is gone 5 nights at a time so I kinda enjoy her being w/ me, but boy do I pay for it. I wake up hanging onto the end of my king bed while she has the rest and my back aches every morning, My hands fall asleep. Its just not a great nights sleep. She wakes up so much in the middle of the night too. So I can understand your dream of just wanting a good nights sleep alone.

I am OK said...

Here here. Cooper doesn't sleep with us but Scott sure wakes up enough! Just last night I woke up to him moving around with the light on at three o'clock! I asked him what he was doing up and he said he heard a rattling noise and it was keeping him up. I didn't hear the noise at all and found it funny that he said it was keeping him up after five solid hours of ear piercing snoring. LOL. I share your dream. I'd just add a big spaghetti dinner.