Monday, April 13, 2009

Wonder of Wonders

Sometimes miracles do happen. Let me tell you about our most recent one.

Last week, the last impediment to moving Mathias from our bedroom was removed, literally, thanks to Craig's List. With the prospect of Oma and Opa coming up for the weekend and needing to sleep in our room (Opa just had back surgery), I knew we had to get Mathias out of our room and into Anna's so that we could at least have some time to get used to it.

Here's an image to describe how I felt that first evening: Imagine you are swinging on a rope towards a large solid object, like a rock. Time seems to slow down as you approach and you tighten into a ball as much as possible, a cringe on your face as you anticipate the crunch of your bones on the rock face. Yes, that is how I felt. I could just imagine the sleepless nights as Mathias woke Anna up when he got hungry and Anna woke Mathias up because she was awake and had nothing better to do.

However, the rock was not a rock but rather a nice soft cushy pillow (perhaps like this one, he he). That's right. The anticipated difficulties have yet to arrive. That first night, Mathias woke up 2-3 times and each time Anna peacefully slumbered on. And it has been the same each night since.

Yes, I know that there will be times when the night will not go so well, but for right now, the transition has gone miraculously smoothly. I just hope that having Mathias sleeping in another room will help him to sleep through the night.


Cailean said...

I too have had those moments of cringing and waiting for the "inevitable" to happen and life/sleep to be turned upside down...most recently when Elijah once and for all was taught to stay in his bed at night. But we had our miracle too! I like to think of it as as little reward of encouragement from the Lord.

Ketchesons said...

We felt the same way but somehow it worked out better than expected.
I am glad for you guys!

Jeanerbee said...

Wow - see I've thought about having the boys share a room when we move (our crib is in storage right now) and I've had the same worries... maybe it could work out afterall! Of course now Owen is used to sleeping pressed against me and refuses to settle in for the night until I'm in bed with him, but still maybe there's hope! =)