This Abundant Life

This Abundant Life
"I came that they may have life and have it abundantly." - John 10:10

Friday, January 09, 2009

The Gift of Sleep

This morning, I put Gwendolyn down in her crib b/c all the signs pointed to her being tired. Now, if you haven't picked this up from my blogs, as of yet...let me spell it out for you: She Hates to Sleep!

However, this morning, she cried for about one minute and then proceeded to coo and softly lament to herself for the remaining 29 minutes. Then, she fell asleep. Just like that...there was no more noise. Sure, there could be something wrong. But, I don't care. It's been an hour and three minutes since she fell asleep and I have enjoyed every minute of it.

There is just something so hard about her screaming herself to sleep that winds up ruining my alone time, while she sleeps. So, this has been great.

Now, I know better than to think she has turned a new leaf...but I'll take it when I can get it!


Josh and Jenni said...


The Williams said...

I say enjoy the time! I have also heard that the crying usually gets better after a few months so maybe you really are hitting the turning point. wouldn't that be wonderful!

Anonymous said...

I know you do not know me- my name is Sarah Richardson. I saw your blog through Jenni Thye's site. I read your posts and let me tell you- perfect timing! God directed me to your site to tell me I am not alone in the craziness that is babyland. I had our son Matthew August 1, 2008. He never sleeps and has got his teeth early and has cried basically for 2 months. Your post about the lady in the grocery store made me feel so much better- I rarely feel like these are the good times! I am a total control freak learning to live the free life as well and your words really made me feel so much better. Thank you and God Bless!!!

Mrs Bic said...

To SARAH RICHARDSON: Thank you so much for your message! I would love to "meet" you. My email is, if you get a chance to send me yours. Have an awesome night!