December 02, 2005

The Gift Of Sleep

At 7:30 last night, a very tired Mia fell asleep. In her bed. And didn't immediately start screaming her head off as if small woodland creatures were gnawing on various appendages. At 10:30 she stirred but was quickly subdued by the application of boobage. After that, details are hazy. Because I was asleep. Needless to say, there was dancing and general merriment. Quiet merriment but merriment nonetheless. And then sleep...

Today, I'm working from home. Beth and Mia are still asleep, work email is quiet, almost nonexistent, and I've reached the bottom of my first cup of coffee. It's amazing how much a little sleep can change your outlook.

Now, enjoy a song and have a fantastic Friday!

Will The Future Blame Us
by Our Lady Peace

Posted by Chris at December 2, 2005 07:33 AM

Yay! for Sleep. Amazing thing it is. Glad you guys got some rest. Happy Friday.

Posted by: Angelia at December 2, 2005 08:00 AM

Top of the mornin' to ya, Chris! Glad that you had a night of no creatures stirring in the Cactus household. Sounds like your little Mia may be kickin' whatever bug was afflicting her. Awesome. Sleep is the most amazing thing for body repair and refreshment. #1 doctor recommendation for stress recovery ;-) Have a SUPER SWEET Friday!!!!

Posted by: Dolly at December 2, 2005 08:01 AM

I don't know how you've made it this long on little to no sleep. I'm sure you're a new man today!

Enjoy being rested. And working at home. And the fact that it's Friday. YAY!

Posted by: Emily at December 2, 2005 08:08 AM

Which reminds me... I need to get some sleep! I only got 2 hours last night, lol.

Happy Rested Morning with Coffee

Posted by: Kestrel at December 2, 2005 08:13 AM

Happy working at home day! To both of us.

Great picture.

Posted by: cassie-b at December 2, 2005 08:23 AM

Great photo! Enjoy your day at home.

Posted by: Alison at December 2, 2005 09:00 AM

Yeah for you!! Let's hope this means sweet little Mia will start to like sleep!

Posted by: Theresa at December 2, 2005 09:02 AM

Yay for sleep! Enjoy your Friday! Sounds like it's off to a great start.

Posted by: Fraulein N at December 2, 2005 09:05 AM

happy friday!

Posted by: steph at December 2, 2005 09:35 AM

aaaahhhhhhhhh...... zzzzzzzzzzz...........

Posted by: Pammer at December 2, 2005 09:38 AM

Our Lady Peace rocks! Hadn't heard this one before. Thanks.

Posted by: Jensen at December 2, 2005 09:45 AM

Huzzah! Keep it up, Mia!

Posted by: Julie at December 2, 2005 09:53 AM

I'm jealous!

But still, have fun. Enjoy your family, and have a great weekend!

Posted by: Queen of Ass at December 2, 2005 10:31 AM

I'm so glad Mia decided to let you guys get some sleep! Enjoy your Friday :)

Posted by: bad penguin at December 2, 2005 10:42 AM

Now remember what this feels like--rested, positive outlook, and slow work schedule--what can be better?

Posted by: Bethany at December 2, 2005 11:32 AM

There must be a natural law about the conservation of sleep... I didn't seem to get any last night. Fell asleep about 6am for about 10 minutes before having to get up to get my daughter ready for school. But, I was sleeping quite well the prior couple of weeks... hmm. Coincidence?

Posted by: L at December 2, 2005 12:01 PM

Wait, when you have a kid, you don't get as much sleep? MAN! Nobody tells me ANYTHING.

Posted by: melati at December 2, 2005 12:09 PM

Yay sleep! Praise Jeebus!

Posted by: Dawnie at December 2, 2005 12:54 PM

YEAY! I'm doing a "happy dance" for all three of you! Congrats.

Posted by: Lisa B at December 2, 2005 12:56 PM

I've heard about this sleep thing. I think I might try it :) Everytime I try to sleep lately the phone rings...somehow I don't mind though. And I'm almost definitely still getting more sleep than you, so I ought to stop whining. ;)

Posted by: Heather at December 2, 2005 01:04 PM

Well I'm very happy for you, I was wondering if you'd ever get to rest your little head ever again. So good luck!

Posted by: Heather B. at December 2, 2005 01:53 PM

yay for sleeping babies. and sleeping beth. and sleeping chris. and sleeping in general. yay sleep. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Posted by: suze at December 2, 2005 03:56 PM

Hooray! I'm glad you got sleep! I hope Beth got to catch up on her sleep too.

Posted by: Colleen at December 2, 2005 04:58 PM

Wwwaaahaaaayy!! The promised day, or night rather, has finally arrived! Am delighted for ye!
Here's crossing everything that Mia decides to stick to this!

All the best!

Posted by: Nynke at December 2, 2005 05:07 PM

YAY Sleep!!

Posted by: Autumn at December 2, 2005 05:16 PM

That's a kicka$$ photograph. Hurray for sleep! Wait til she's 16. You'll get to start not sleeping all over again! heh.

Posted by: Keri at December 2, 2005 06:04 PM

Very nice... and it's friday so you get to rest even more.
Have a nice weekend :)

Posted by: ava at December 2, 2005 06:10 PM

Great song! I'm glad you got some sleep. Life can be a little crazy until their sleep schedules get straightened out, I promise you it will though.

Posted by: dragonlady474 at December 2, 2005 07:15 PM

Seriously, When I don't sleep, which is qite often, I'm just pretty much an irrational nutjob. Glad you are feeling well.

Posted by: Bethany at December 2, 2005 07:49 PM

guys are so lucky - breast feeding must be one of the strangest things a woman has to go through...i still get weirded out just thinking about it and I'm almost 30!!

Posted by: Dawn (webmiztris) at December 2, 2005 10:57 PM

So, did Mia take that picture?

She has a good eye.

Posted by: Allan at December 3, 2005 08:40 AM

Good for you!!! I agree, a little sleep & a lot of merriment can totally change your outlook on life..

Posted by: cmhl at December 3, 2005 10:11 AM

OK, I hope to god the huge longass comment on a political topic in front of mine is actually spam and that you delete it, because I really thought this post was about sleep. And I'm thrilled you finally got some!!!! (And the photo is awesome - you're very talented.) And don't worry about all the dadcentric stuff - it reassures me how much I'm glad I have dogs instead of kids!

Posted by: Heather at December 3, 2005 01:21 PM

at least working from home allows you to be comfortable and lazy while still attempting some work. that's good. i pray mia sleeps better for you from here on out!

Posted by: tiffanie at December 3, 2005 01:31 PM

that position just doesn't look comfortable... but hey if it works for you...

happy weekend to you and the cactus family!

Posted by: monique at December 3, 2005 08:42 PM

sleep is oh so NICE!

Posted by: lizabetty at December 3, 2005 10:48 PM

wooohoo for sleep!!

Great picture.

Posted by: Betty at December 4, 2005 12:58 PM