No more!! Since last week…exactly a week ago tonight, Aidan has been sleeping through the night!! He has been going to bed around 10:30pm and doesn’t wake up until about 8:30am. Let me tell you how nice it has been to get more continuous rest. I have felt better emotionally and physically.
It’s especially appreciated during all of these changes that our little family is incurring. Aidan now has equal time with his mommy and daddy. We both get 3 1/2 days a week with him. It doesn’t seem like Iget so much less tme with him as I thought. Besides, a longer break is nice. I think I’ve needed it. I know in a few more weeks when I’m feeling well rested that I’ll be wanting all of my time back with him. I can’t wait until I can be a stay-at-home mom.
Mike and I have been talking about when to have our next child. He wants to have one now…or very soon if we do. I need a little more time to sit on it and think. My baby clock has been ticking a lot lately and I would love to have another so Aidan can have a playmate. That, and because babies are just so sweet!
Mike is worried about his kids feeling like he’s abandoned them. I think they’re to the point that they already feel like this in a way just because they’re so much older and they’re in that “all about me teenage mode.” We hardly ever see Alex anymore and Dameion has been changing his day to Sunday because he spends a lot of time with friends. He didn’t even call or come over this past weekend. I’m sure Mike is hurt by this to a degree, but if the kids want to be more social, I think it’s good and he does, too. They are almost grown. I don’t want to not have kids, though, because their feelings might be hurt. I know one day they’ll understand.
We are an awkward family, but a loving family nonetheless.