Waking up at 7 AM and realizing your children (and you) have SLEPT ALL NIGHT.
I planned on waking up and nursing Ezra and Elliott at 3 AM or so when they cried, but it never happened. They slept through the night, and we couldn't be happier. They were so alert and energetic today, and I can tell they are feeling the effects of resting well. They went down amazingly for their naps and now they are back in bed.
I am so happy that I could cry. Actually, I have cried. I am so relieved and hopeful. I feel like I can be an even better mother now that I am resting. Our prayers have been answered, and I am thankful.
Ezra did have a rough time falling asleep tonight, but we stuck with our routine and reassured him that he was okay. I know that they may not fall asleep immediately each night and that they may need one feeding, but simply seeing results is changing our world.
Oh, to sleep again!