Have you ever left the kid(s) with somebody so you could go get something done alone, be it the grocery store or to get your nails done, and then you feel like you have forgotten something the ENTIRE time you are gone? Well, this was my Saturday night.
I wasn't going to post this before because I didn't want to completely screw it up and have it all backfire on me. But, according to Matt, the time and come and this was NECESSARY.
You see, since Matt came back home from Korea he had been sleeping in the living room. He brought down the mattress from the spare room and plopped it in the middle of the floor. The reason? He was sick and coughing his head off (along with being germy) and we didn't want him in the bedroom with Sarah and me. His coughing would be keeping all three of us up and none of us wanted that.
BUT, the big but...he continued to sleep on it once he was no longer sick. The reason? I have been quite the - what's the word? - I've been a meany when we go to bed at night. With Sarah in our room it was quite the task to get her to sleep and to stay there. She woke 2-3 times before she was sleeping for good, and at each feeding at night it seemed like it would take her another 2-3 times to get back to sleep and stay there. Made for some very long nights.
Anyways, Matt said that Sarah was moving out so that he could move back in. Saturday was the day. And I felt like I was forgetting something..... It was comforting to know I was there, five feet away, if she needed me.
But, three nights later, I'm totally okay with it. She still wakes up around the same times each night but EVERY SINGLE TIME she has gone back to sleep and stayed there. I don't know if it's a fluke or what, but I'm liking it. And only once did it take me another round of nursing her to sleep at 8pm when she goes to bed.
I'll call this one a success. :)