I was tired, too, because I caught a cold last week and my congested nose and the constant pressure on my head make me tired by the end of the day so I was looking forward to lying in my bed, watching a few minutes of TV and falling asleep quickly. But as I went to the bathroom to brush my teeth I heard that Sunny was fully awake now, laughing in his bed, jumping around and obviously not tired anymore at all. I went inside his room again and as the light spilled inside he immediately pointed to the book he had taken to bed with him, happy signing and "telling" me stuff he wanted to show me. It was clear that he would not sleep again anytime soon. He laughed and smiled at me, pulled me in his bed and he was so cute that I decided to take him to our bed for a while. I carried him over in his sleeping bag and he was over the moon.
We rarely get a chance to spend time with him in our bed because he normally does not sleep in our bed. I always have the impression that he thinks being in our bed means fun time and playing, not sleeping. This is why he normally stays in his own bed. But since we were all awake I thought it would be nice to spend some time together in our bed. And we all enjoyed it so very much. Sunny was happy and full of joy. He cuddled with us under our blankets for a few
By 23:30 we decided it was time for him to try to sleep again, although Sunny was still full of energy, so we said good night to Sunny's daddy and went over to his room where I put him to bed and lay down on my own bed in his room. It is always ready because Sunny is a bad sleeper and I sleep in his room very often, moving from our bedroom to his room in the middle of the night. Although he was so amped he calmed down soon and we both fell asleep quickly.
By 4:05 he woke up gasping again, barely able to breathe, so I took him to my bed after I let him inhale and soothed him by stroking his hair and his back and talking softly to him that it's okay. After some time his breathing became a bit slower and we fell asleep again. The night ended at 6:15.
Mother's Day was a sad mixture of awful weather and a sick, unhappy kid. Sunny was short-winded the whole day and feverish and just felt very poorly. He was extra clingy and needed me constantly by his side. I was so sorry for him. We had to inhale very often because he had a hard time breathing. He did not nap very long this afternoon but went to bed early because he was so exhausted from the day. I hope he will have a good night's sleep and recover.
Tonight as I write this I am really worn out from the day, with a bad night, Sunny being sick and myself not feeling very well, either. I was just reminded on this Mother's Day what it is all about: caring for the ones that we love, no matter how badly we feel ourselves. Always putting our kids first and trying to ease their pain. I did not have the picture perfect Mother's Day with a lot of presents, a nice getaway and a child that is all smiles. It was more or less the opposite. But I am not sad about that because the day was the perfect Mother's Day, in its own special way.