Thursday, September 25, 2008

A Once in a Lifetime Occurrence

This morning Brian's sister Meaghan called from New York. She's a stay-at-home mom as well so we often call each other during the day to catch up. During the phone call William got a bit antsy (don't all kids do that as soon as you get on the phone?) so I grabbed his nukie and his blankie and settled into the rocking chair with him. The rocking chair is situated right by our bedroom window so he was content looking outside and sucking on his nukie while I chatted.

After a bit I noticed William's head start to bob so I turned him toward my chest so that he could lay his head on my shoulder; one of his favorite snuggle positions. A few minutes went by and I noticed William wasn't moving. Not only that but he was making the unmistakable rhythmic sucking noises that kids only make when they're fast asleep. I carefully stood up and turned to face a mirror and sure enough his eyes were shut.

I said to Meaghan, "You're never going to believe this but William just fell asleep on my shoulder."

I didn't even have to bring my speaking voice down or anything. In fact, I think my voice may have been what lulled him to sleep in the first place.

I hung up the phone and carefully tucked him into bed. His eyes didn't even flutter. That's how dead asleep he was.

So now for my dilemma. It's 12:30 and he's been asleep for about 45 minutes with NO lunch. This means he's either going to sleep for three hours and wake up famished OR he'll wake up in a few minutes to eat and then never want to go back down again--not enough naptime for my little guy. It'll either be a really easy day or a major struggle. I'll keep you posted.

In the meantime I'm putting together my grocery list because you know what tonight is, right? It's the return of Thursday Nights! Tomorrow you'll get my full recap.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Copyright © Mama Nash | Custom Blog Design by Lilipop Designs