Thursday, March 15, 2012


After sleeping TEN HOURS last night (all caps because I am screaming with happiness), the world seems warm and inviting again. Although I am still in my pajamas and looking quite haggard, I feel like a new woman. I am happy. I am smiling. I am enjoying myself! The fact that sleep is essential in order to maintain sanity and happiness is confirmed.

Yesterday, I was obviously feeling quite desperate for rest. I told Nathan I was willing to spend our savings for chiropractic school on a night nurse...and I was serious. Desperate times call for desperate measures. I knew that without sleep I would continue to feel miserable. Fortunately for us, Nathan's aunt Naomi (lovingly called Aunt Dee) came over to help us. Aunt Dee lived with Nathan's grandmother, Thelda, when her identical twins were born, so she is well-acquainted with taking care of multiples.

She arrived at 5 PM and immediately took a baby. I nursed the boys, and at 10 PM, she sent me to bed. I woke up twice to supply milk, but I did not nurse or even hold Ezra and Elliott. She took care of everything. I woke up once and Eliza was in bed with us. I woke up again, and Nathan and Eliza were both out of bed.

Apparently, they were up all night together. And while I am sad Nathan didn't get to sleep as much as I did, I am happy that they let me sleep! Even though Eliza is still not feeling well, she is happy and bouncing around the house. The twins are happily sleeping and things seem to be getting back to normal.

I feel so great that I may even take a shower and (gasp) brush my hair! In the future, I will make sure I do not get to the lowest of lows before calling for backup. I have a tendency to do that, but I think I am finally cured of my "suffering in silence" (or solely on my blog) policy.

It's a good day.


  1. Sounds like Aunt Dee is an answer to many prayers. So glad you got some much needed rest :)

  2. 10 Hours!!!?? That's incredible! That makes me insanely happy. Aunt Dee is the best. I'm so glad today is a good day.

  3. We're both SO HAPPY for you! You've been in our prayers, so we're really grateful that Aunt Dee answered them! We love you!

  4. I am so so so so so happy that you finally got some rest!

  5. Hooray! I'm so happy you had a good day!


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