The longest stretch Jacob slept last night was from 4:30-6.... when I was up fixing Paul breakfast before he went to work. I went back to bed about 5:30, just got settled then realized I had to go to the bathroom. I came back to bed, was settling down and the dog started barking his head off at something. I stuck my head out the door and got him calmed down. I had barely gotten the covers pulled up when Nathan woke up. I convinced him it was still nighttime. Then I wasn't even back to the bedroom when Jacob woke up again.
Jacob's been sick the last few days. He came down with a fever Wednesday, and has gotten a really gross cough. The cough doesn't seem to bother him when he's awake, but when he's alseep and he coughs, it wakes him up and he starts crying. (Hence the amount of times I've been up the last few nights.)
And on top of the whole sick thing, I'm pretty sure he's going through a growth spurt. In the last week, his diapers have quit fitting - he's leaking out of them all the time, and it seems they barely cover the pertinent areas. He's wanting to eat all the time, which at first I attributed to wanting comfort because of being sick, but now I'm thinking otherwise.
And if those two weren't enough, I think the teeth may FINALLY be going to come in. (Although I've thought this for two months now...) But his gums are swollen, and he's been biting like crazy. (I totally relate to this post.)
IN OTHER NEWS....
Paul is back on the regular schedule! After a whole year.... It's going to be so nice having him home more. Even though I REALLY liked the schedule last spring and early summer where he was home every weekend, I'm going to like this better. (Something about layoffs and hour cuts that make you a little afraid to enjoy time off.)
I got a hair cut. I know he's afraid his Man Card will get taken away if I tell people this, but Paul cut it for me. Not that he offered, it's that I told him he was going to and didn't give him a choice. I really needed a trim, but didn't want to spend $20, and didn't want it layered or anything like that. I'm trying to grow my hair out to donate, so I just needed a straight-across cut to get rid of dead ends and to even up the layers. I was going to do it myself, but then I realized: Paul is very detailed and precise. He's going to be home. He can do it. And he did a great job! My hair is a lot smoother and shinier now with all the bad ends off. It also seems a lot thicker, especially at the bottom.
Spring is creeping closer! I've got daffodils and crocus coming up. I am so ready for warmer weather. Last night the temperature stayed above freezing (by 10 degrees, even!). I'm pretty sure it hasn't been above freezing at night since November. And we've had a week of sunshine! I know that hasn't happened all winter! We would barely have two days in a row that had sunshine, let alone an entire week. It's helped my spirits considerably.
I am really happy with where I am spiritually right now. I feel like I'm getting my life where it needs to be. It's been hard for me, because I compare with my spiritual life before I had kids or before I was married, and feel guilty that I'm not at that level. But I've come to terms with the fact that I am doing what I need to be, the way I need to do it right now. Paul and I have also started a Bible study on marriage and it has been great to just talk about our marriage - not that we have problems... I think that sometimes because we don't have problems, we take it for granted. And I'm remembering to pray. Not tell myself, "Ooh, I need to pray about that." But actually just start praying whenever I think about something, whether I'm changing a diaper or washing dishes or hanging out on the computer.
Well, I believe Nathan is out of bed. I'm going to chat with him, then I'm going to take a nap myself, considering that tonight is probably going to be a rerun of the last three.