Thursday, December 30, 2010

can i?

Can I brag ? We're so close (you and I) that you won't mind that I brag right now and tell you that as of last night it is official: I am now a mama to TWO babies that sleep TWELVE hours a night.


Do you see? Do you see the glory in what I just wrote? This goes beyond huge. This is more in the category of humongous. I think it was their Christmas present to me.


As much as I love the holidays, I'm actually kind of happy that we're moving on to the new year---the explosion of all things Christmas turned my house into a war zone. One I have yet to conquer.


I have the most horrid habit of coming home from trips and leaving my bags packed fo'eva. After a Spring Break trip in college, I left that bag packed until the next Spring Break trip...an entire year later. Worst part is, that doesn't embarrass me at all. When JR gets irritated at my Natalie'isms, I just tell him, that makes me who I am. That irritates him all the more :)



Oh, my point was--as I do my unpacked bags, I would like to do with our Christmas stuff. Just leave my tree up year round and decorate it with seasonal items. Yeah? Leave the nutcrackers up, etc...my husband is strongly against this, so eventually Christmas will come down. I guess.




...and so, because this post was simply to tell of the joy that has filled our home since we turned a new leaf in our levels of sleep--I can tell you that I wake up singing harmonious songs, breakfast is served piping hot every single morning, all of the laundry is done by 5pm, and every night a new recipe is served.


THE LIES!!!!!!!!! I still wake up cursing the rise of the sun, my singing doesn't start until I've spiked myself with a few espresso's, breakfast is oatmeal or eggs (those are your options, Mon-Fri), it takes me a week to do all of our laundry, and the recipe I tried last night was no bueno. Fail.

Either way, I am more pleasant to be around with more sleep behind my eyes. Yes!!! You're welcome.

Lastly, I leave you with the best family picture we got the whole wknd. What a heinous look on my face! It looks like I HATE SANTA. I got made fun of for this snapshot. I'll show it to you, because you're my bffff. I hope your Christmas was good, fantastic, and so many kinds of merry!

14 comments:

Brandi said...

I'm sooo jealous!!! My two year old doesn't sleep through the night. Wakes up wanting in our bed. UGH!

Natalie said...

What are your secrets? I have an 8 week old and might need to start training him to sleep that long now, ha!

Jessica said...

Your family is just precious! I am so jealous of that 12 hours of sleep you are getting! My 9 month old was sleeping that good & then out of nowhere she stopped! I guess she figured it would be more fun to hang out with mom at 5 am...ugh! Looks like y'all had a great Christmas! Happy New Year!

Melissa said...

thank you for the laughs and congrats on the sleep.... :) 12 hour nights are bliss. the kids are so beautiful and look so much alike!!

Abby said...

To lots more nights of uninterrupted sleep!!!!

the tichenor family said...

I am jealous.com of your sleep! But so happy for you! 12 hours of sleep... oh how I miss you so! Your writing cracks me up, I love your honesty. I secretly (well, I guess it's no secret now) wish I could move close to you and "just so happen" to become your BFF! Creeper?!

And... HOW much do Hudson and Belle look alike?! Little precious twins!

Nicole said...

a. I, too, have a 12+ hour-sleeping little boy (almost a year!) I'm hoping that when we decide to have more children those babies will take after their big brother (and mom and dad) - who all love to sleep! :) Glad to hear that was the case for you!

b. I ALWAYS leave my bags packed after trips, haha, it makes me feel so good to see someone else say that! As a matter of fact my bag is still packed from pre-Christmas traveling! :)

c. Thank you for saying that all of those things were LIES! I was feeling preeeetty bad about myself until I scrolled down and read further. Love your blog!

Sweet Simplicity said...

I'm am the absolute worst at unpacking my bags. THE WORST! I wish I could change.

Lisa said...

Brag all you want. That's VERY exciting! I remember the first time Keegan slept through the night (6 weeks). I felt like a new woman for sure! Congrats!
Love your pics as always.

The Neaves' said...

precious! love the last one! PS cute pj's:)

mama faith said...

Wahoo! Good for you girl! We were sleeping through the night with our 9 month old until recently when he has decided to have a party in his crib at 4am! Here's hoping it is just a stage!

Happy 2011!!!

AbbyS. said...

Could your cute 12 hour sleeping babes look anymore alike?! My goodness!!
My 2 year old is quite the sleeper too and I am scared to have another because I love that I can sleep and I am soo scared for that to end! ha!

The Drama Mama said...

Your babes are stinking PRECIOUS...as are you! HUGS!!

Mama Laughlin said...

Oh dear sweet lord, you give me hope that #2 COULD maybe possibly, hopefully be as awesome as my first...
here's to hoping (and wishing, and praying) I have the same luck!