I have come to the conclusion that The Princess is the worlds lightest sleeper. Any little noise gets her tossing and turning and usually waking up. For the most part, I can nurse her and get her back to sleep.
Last night I was not so lucky. I had gotten up with my boys to take them to the potty and get them back into bed and in doing so, I woke the sleeping baby! By the time I went back in the room, she was pretty upset. I picked her up, re-wrapped her in her blankie and set about getting her back to sleep. She was not having any part of it. It was about 3:30 and she was bright eyed and waving her arms around grinning at me!
I put her back in her bed with a kiss and a good night and grabbed my pillow and a blanket to head downstairs to the couch. I really didn't want to lay on the couch, but I knew if I didn't, she would fuss at me.
Let me tell you, there is a HUGE difference between a couch and our queen size bed. I couldn't get comfortable, so I just lay there listening to The Princess chat with herself. When the spaces between her talking, and the bits of quiet got a lot bigger, I decided to get back in my nice cozy bed.
We had a lovely cold front come through The Armpit so it was really chilly. I had turned the heater on, and if I open the bedroom door when the air is running it doesn't seem to squeak so much. I opened it only enough to slip in. The MINUTE I did, I heard her rustle her covers.
ACK!! I so did not want to wake her back up. I bent over and slunk (is that even a word?) to the bed. She moved a little more and starting talking a teensy bit in her sleep. NOOOOOOO.... Bent over at the waist I was laying with my chest and head on the mattress, feet flat on the floor. I waited a little longer, Princess quieted and I began to literally slither across the bed.
I felt like a sitcom waiting to happen. It took me like 5 minutes to get my entire body on the bed. Mind you, I was horizontal across the width of it, but I was in BED, dang it! My sweet girl started talking again and she does this little singing thing when she is putting herself to sleep. She started that up again while I lay there trying to be as silent as possible. So I began to make my way to getting my head on my pillow. It felt like an eternity.
Did you know, you could take 20 minutes to get into bed? And that sleeping baby? She let me sleep until 6!