April 16, 2008

Sweet Lord Help!!!

Last night was one of the worst nights Bauer has had in a long while. He decided to get up at 11:00, and stay up crying until about 2:00 a.m.!!!! It turns out his appetite had kicked in and ate at 11:00, 12:00 and 2:00. I'm shocked his stomach didn't explode, but by 2:00 a.m. I would have given him a Twinkie if it meant he would sleep. I'm sure you've all been there too. After that he slept until about 6:30 and then was up for the morning time.

He slept on the floor by our bed so we were always careful to not make ANY noise. When we would finally get him settled down for 5 minutes I didn't breathe enough to make the sheets move. And every time he would start to make a little noise I would freeze and slam my hand down on Adam so he wouldn't move either. My poor husband. He really must love me. :) But I had to. Once Bauer saw the we were in the room he wouldn't give up until we picked him up and cuddled. At one point I thought, "That's it! I'm sleeping in the blow-up bed with him." So I laid there with my legs hanging off and my arms all crushed up underneath me. Someone would definitely be getting me up with a crow bar the next day.
But I ended up having to get back in bed because Bauer thought it was play time!!!
He was having a blast. Smiling, laughing, rolling all over the place, grabbing my eyes, lips, hair, blankets, etc. He clearly had forgotten that complete darkness meant "time to sleep"!!!! Thank God that the Lord never sleeps! Because neither were we and He would hear our prayers. :)

Sometimes I would get him to sleep and as soon as I put him down he would wake up crying. I decided I would just hold him all night if I had to. If only I were an elephant and could just sleep standing up while holding him!! :) He was still kind of frazzeled from the surgery and probably in a little bit of pain even with the medication and just wanted Adam or I to be there.

So we switched spots with my grandma in the living room and she took the bed. I slept in the chair as long as I could with him on my chest. As uncomfortable as it was I loved every minute of him wanting to lay there. He's never been a big cuddle bug so it was a really sweet time in some insane way. But after I lost feeling in my legs from having them propped up so long I slowly put him down on the fold-out and tried to get a little shut-eye. I think I was able to at least shut one eye and then everybody was up again! The Bible says "With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day." 2 Peter 3:8. I was definitely feeling the "day is like a thousand years" part. Ha! Ha!
Once Bauer was up for the day my grandma watched him for a few hours so Adam and I could go back to bed. Wow. I'm exhausted just recapping the whole ordeal. But again. When looking back. You have to laugh.


"He gives strength to the weary." Isaiah 40:29

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