I don't really know what this post will turn into. I have a lot of random thoughts rolling around up there. It's 1 AM so I probably shouldn't be blogging, but here I am. Jason is out at camp with about 50 senior high teens for Winter Weekend. Last weekend we took about 25 junior highers out there. Last year I don't think we had any snow for Winter Weekend so we really had to be creative, but this year there's plenty of it! I stayed home this weekend because Kate did NOT sleep out there last weekend. It was pretty awful, so as much as I want to be there I just have to stay behind this time. I've been thinking tonight, how did we make it through 3 years of Jason working 3rd shift? I didn't realize until now that I hate going to bed alone (thus the title of this post). I think it's called: You do what you do when you have to do it! God's grace is amazingly sufficient. I only have 5 years to look back on and I can't imagine what I'll be looking back on in 30! We've moved 5 times in the past 5 years. I'm so thankful to own this house and to be settling in for a little while. In the midst of the moves Jason went through 4 different job transitions and we had 3 babies! Through it all Jason plugged away night and day and finished the M.Div at Central.
On a completely different note, I need to sleep while I can because I'm expecting "Kate the Great" to serenade us through the night. Kate is 10 months old and she is not sleeping through the night. Jonas and Ella slept through at 7 and 8 weeks. Jonas had sleep issues that developed around 5 months and lasted till he was 3. Ella has always been a perfect sleeper. I've done basically the same things with all of them; however, Kate is a special case! She's a SCREAMER. I've been determined several times before to let her cry it out. Sometimes I stick to it and sometimes I cave in and go feed her. I know the inconsistency is horrible for her. She's probably confused and more strong willed because of it. Our bedrooms are all next to each other (kind of L shaped). We have all wood floors through the house. I'm trying to say that she's so LOUD at night. 2 months ago I moved Ella out of Kat's room and put her in Jonas' room because the crying at night was really affecting Ella's sleep. Since Jason's gone for the next 2 nights I have resolved not to go in to Kate at all- no matter what! So, we'll see how it goes. I might be back on here in a few hours!