I woke up this morning blinking in disbelief. It was a quarter to eight, and I felt... rested! I had gone to bed at eleven, gotten up with Eli at five, and not gotten up before then! Which meant the kid and I both got six CONSECUTIVE hours of sleep! I seriously can't remember the last time that I went to bed and wasn't called upon to nurse someone at least twice before morning.
Getting enough sleep when you haven't for a long time is kind of the same sensation as finally feeling healthy when you've been ill for a long time. You wake up and think wonderingly, "Oh yeah- THIS is what normal feels like! It's so amazing! I never realized!"
Even more wonderful was the fact that Addy slept in LATE this morning. Usually I would wake her by at least nine, but she had been feverish and sick last night, had stayed up really late, and I thought she probably needed the rest. So when Eli went down EARLY for his morning nap while Addy was still ASLEEP- it was like Mother's Day had come early. I rushed to the bathroom, ran a bath, and brought coffee, Easter candy, and the portable DVD player in with me. Afterwards, I lotioned up with my new Victoria's Secret Sweet Daydreams lotion, and I tell you, it smells just like Ralph Lauren Romance perfume. So heavenly.
I don't even know what to do with myself after such a lucky morning. Maybe I should go shopping and try on some size 6 jeans- I bet they'll be LOOSE!