Happy Friday, everyone! =)
First, SuperGirl sleep update from the Midnight Mama household! As most of you know, after a terrible windstorm about a month or so ago, my 2yo became afraid of the wind and, even worse…sleeping! We would have to stay in her room until she fell asleep, and then if she got up in the middle of the night for any reason, would have to do it again then. We tried pretty much everything to reverse this, but nothing worked. After one particularly bad night when SuperGirl got up three or four times in the middle of the night (which, yes, meant me staying in her room for an hour each time for her to go back to sleep…and yes, I might have been *this close* to shedding tears), the next day hubby took my old idea (which he’d been against in the past, lol) and we moved the girls into the same room.
And guess what?!? IT’S WORKING!!! The first night there was some crying, yes, but I didn’t have to stay in the room until SuperGirl went to sleep. As soon as I close the door, they both quiet. If WonderGirl wakes up in the middle of the night, SuperGirl just goes back to sleep while I change WG’s diaper. And last night–oh, last night–they both slept through the night! *does the Midnight Mama dance* (If you’re wondering what that looks like, well… lol. Maybe one day I’ll record it for a Friday Fun post. )
Anyway, to celebrate the preservation of my sanity and this wonderful accomplishment, I wanted to share this video today. It was very popular last year, but it’s worth watching again. Today one of the cousins came over today to play and as I was listening to SuperGirl laugh (that big kind of belly laugh), it made me remember when we first heard her real laughter…when she and her dad were building a tower out of blocks and she knocked it down. =)
Here’s the video. Prepare to smile. And I bet you end up laughing, too. =)
I’m Elise Rome, AKA Midnight Mama because I’m usually burning the midnight oil. If SuperGirl (2, with a speech delay) and WonderGirl (1, my very own hip attachment) aren’t getting up in the middle of the night, then I’m busy working on writing and writing-related business until early morning…usually 3-4 am or so. Both my husband and I stay home with the girls (he’s a writer, too! www.lukasholmes.com), but usually I’m focused on them throughout the day and only get started working until after 8pm when they’re both in bed. I’m a former Texan now living in Colorado who desperately misses no-snow winters, and my parenting goal is to raise my daughters to be strong, intelligent, and independent women…much like the heroines I write, as a matter of fact. I’m a recovering perfectionist, recovering procrastinator, and perpetually aspire to keep the house clean (because it never actually is). When I’m not chasing around my daughters or adoring my cooking/cleaning/diaper-changing husband of 8 years, I write historical romances about women who fascinate me and men who somehow always remind me of Rhett Butler, the first literary hero who captured my heart. www.eliserome.com