Reason #27 Why I’m Glad He Doesn’t Sleep Through the Night

..That’s what I tell myself. That I’m glad he doesn’t sleep through the night.

So that I can experience all these little blessings. (I honestly do have to tell myself this. It’s sort of like tricking your mind so you don’t go too crazy when you’re up all night)

Because look at him.

He woke up at 10:30 and instead of putting him back in the pack n’ play I brought him into bed with me. He feel back asleep and has been sleeping on my lap for the last hour.

My butt is beyond numb and my legs are starting to tingle, but I can’t move.

He is just too perfect.

Published by Samantha Mellen

Certified personal trainer & health coach helping women transform their lives through fitness, abundant mindset coaching and internal peace. Mom of two boys, living life in Alaska.

16 thoughts on “Reason #27 Why I’m Glad He Doesn’t Sleep Through the Night

  1. Man they are so sweet when they sleep. I used to stare at Baby DIVA for hours. Now on occassion she sleeps ALL through the night and it freaks me out. I am up checking and making sure she is still alive!

  2. Cherish those special moments while you have them. I would give anything to snuggle with my girls! The only time they let me snuggle with them now is when they are sick.

    Although my girls sleep all night, and have been good sleepers, I often find myself in their rooms watching them sleep. There is nothing more peaceful than a sleeping child .

  3. Enjoy!! Pretty soon he will tell you “I can do it myself”. You will cry. They grow up so fast. Cherish it. in hindsight you will know these times are priceless

  4. Yep- they grow up very fast- I look at this photo and think of how quickly technology has changed. My boys are 18 and 14- the television was sometimes on in the background- but no laptop on my lap- Enjoy him!!!!!

  5. This reminds me of how little man used to be when he was that age. I used to could only get him to sleep on my chest. With my laying flat on my back and him sprawled out across me. Not too comfy, but I just couldn't bare to move him.

  6. I was telling my Husband tonight over dinner that I really do not mind being up with my lil guy in the night,because they are only lil for such a short time, and I cannot Rock my 5 year old to sleep he will not let me any more. LOL

  7. I love it! I am holding my sleeping son right now too while I type. He is one year old. They are just so precious when they are sleeping and this time is so special. We even cosleep because he just sleeps so much better when we are together.

  8. So precious!

    I bet you just sit there and touch his cheeks and hair, kiss his hands, etc. I know I do. Yeah, we're tired, but isn't it the best kind of tired ever?

  9. Sweet! I love that you are accepting of his night-waking and not trying to “program” him. I used to think that something was wrong with me/my 4 month old because she hadn't started sleeping through the night while other parents around us were bragging about some book they used to get their babies to sleep all night. I just realized that my baby isn't like their babies and kept it moving.

  10. That is so precious! I have had so many nights like this. I just hold my sleeping angel, remembering that she IS an angel even though I want to scream in frustration at her lack of sleep….I could have written this post. Loved it!

  11. Oh, I feel your pain. We still wake 2-3 times a night for boobies and soothing back to sleep.

    I am glad because SIDS freaks me out and if she wakes often I know she's okay. LOL.

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