The 2 a.m. Crazy Talk.
You know how lots of dads will brag that their kid is sleeping through the night at two months old? Well, for Jason, I think he's going to be bragging that his wife is finally sleeping through the night - hopefully by the time Alex is two months old...
We call it the 2 a.m. Crazy Talk. Every night I wake up between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. panicked that Alex has gotten lost in our bed (which he never sleeps in because he has his own), is sleeping without his pajamas on, is ready to eat, or is crying. Last night, it was because I dreamed Alex was trapped in my pillowcase. None of these things are the reality, but at 2 a.m. and in my state of sleep deprivation they all seem larger than life. My sweet husband has to coax me back to bed and assure me that, in fact, Alex is wearing pajamas and he isn't in need of any food or attention - he's sleeping! In the mornings Jason tells me all about the crazy talk. Sometimes I remember and sometimes I don't. It certainly gives us both a good laugh!
Since Alex is sleeping in 4-5 hour stretches at night now, he's waking up on his own to eat. Hopefully soon I'll be able to enjoy the 4-5 hours of sleep too. As soon as that crazy talk subsides, perhaps I will. Till then I guess I'll just deal with the crazy talk and be grateful for my husband who bears the nightly burden of bringing me back to reality...and back to bed.