Dear Jo: All Through the Night

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June 27, 3 years A.B. (after-baby)

Dear Jo,

She did it. You doubted this day (or rather night) would ever come. But it did. Lyla slept a solid six hours. And then, she nursed and went back to sleep for two more hours. This morning you only drank one cup of coffee. You felt like you could do cart wheels, run a marathon, clean the house and still have the energy to take the kids to the park and actually play with them, while you were there. Who knew sleep could make a person feel so…what’s the word…good!

Dear Jo: All Through the Night
Of course you don’t want to get your hopes up. It could be a fluke. Maybe this was a one-time deal for now. With kids it always seems like you take one step forward and two steps back.

Just the other night Paul suggested that you move Lyla to her own room, that maybe everyone would sleep better if she had her own space. You didn’t feel ready, but you wondered if maybe he could be right. But then when you woke this morning, looked over and saw her still dozing in her bassinet, you knew you weren’t ready. You knew you still wanted her close by. Yes, the day would come when she would have to transition, but that day isn’t today. Not yet.

But today is the day when you celebrate, when you call Emily and share the good news. She’ll get it. It’s moments like these when you are thankful for a friend who will do a happy dance with you over something so little, yet so huge.

Dear Jo: A {fictional} Diary of a Modern Mom“Dear Jo: A Diary of a Modern Mom” is a serial fiction story written by Meagan Church. Stay tuned for the next diary entry of one mom’s attempt to chronicle what she has been told are the days she shouldn’t forget…spit-up, tantrums, milestones and all. Visit the Dear Jo page to catch up on the already-published entries. And, be sure to subscribe today, so you don’t miss a single installment:


 

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