Monday, June 9, 2014

Caden's 1st Sleepover

Two Friday's ago marked another milestone event for our family, Caden's 1st Sleepover, which meant my first night away from the little guy.  Thankfully, Casey's Mom agreed to watch Caden for us (it is so WONDERFUL to have family so close to watch our baby boy!).We were invited to a wedding Friday night that was a little bit outside of town, but by the time we would have made it back to our side of town it would have been around 10:30-11 at the earliest.  Since I try to put him to sleep around 9, I just hated to wake him up when we picked him up and to make Casey's Mom stay up so late for us, so she graciously agreed to host Caden for his first sleepover at their house.
  I'm not going to lie in that I was pretty excited to have a full night off.  I love being a mommy, but getting a break every once and awhile is a must for this mama.  Caden usually sleeps until 6 am if I put him down at 9, but lately he has been waking up anywhere between 3 or 4 in the morning.  Not cool kiddo!  This little mister has decided that he does not want to go all night with a wet diaper.  Hopefully, it's just a phase, but luckily it's not too difficult most of the time to get him to go back to sleep.  I had hoped he would be kind to his Grandma and let her get some sleep, and boy did he EVER!
    Caden slept 12 hours for her!! He has never done that for me!  He slept from 6pm Friday night (which is an unheard of time for him to go down for the night at) to 6am Saturday morning!  Then she gave him his bottle, and he went back to sleep again!!!!  I'm grateful he was so good for his grandma, but wow!!  I told her he might be sleeping at her house from here on out if he slept that well!  We slept in on Saturday morning till the glorious hour of 8:00, though I did wake up around 3:30 (I knew that kiddo would get my body used to waking up during the middle of the night).  The wedding was beautiful and it was lovely to have an evening with just Casey and not worry about if I would get spit up on my dress or get up multiple times to go change a diaper.
    Since Caden was with his Grandma, I didn't worry about him at all.  I mean, the woman successfully raised 3 boys, so she definitely knows what she is doing.  Perhaps one day my sweet son will sleep 12 hours at our house for me...
Ready for a night of fun with Grandma!

The face of a child that has slept 12 hours!

Takes a bottle and back to sleep he goes!

"...And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith."  Hebrews 12: 1, 2 

1 comment:

  1. This is so great! Glad it worked out well for everyone!!