Wednesday, April 15, 2009

While You Were(n't) Sleeping

For a couple of weeks, Kathleen has not been sleeping well. I was averaging about 3 hours of sleep a night and just barely getting through the day. One day, I thought, "This is hell," but I quickly corrected myself, because it wasn't at all. I've been to hell. This was just hard and exhausting, but I knew it would end and I would sometime get more sleep and in the mean time I had a warm little body on my lap or next to me in bed. A couple of nights of five hours of sleep has made all the difference.

So while we weren't sleeping, I was getting behind in laundry and dishes and work and reading, so I just realized that Amy at Surviving the Day nominated me for the Sisterhood Award. I started reading Amy's blog because her blog name caught my eye . . . some days that's what it is, survival.

The rules* are to pick to blogs with great attitude and/or gratitude. Here are my 10 (and I know some have been nominated before:

I started to explain why I picked each one, but sleep is still a limited commodity around here, and it's taken me two days to get this far. Suffice it to say I'm grateful to have a window into the world of these other loss mamas and their sweet babies. They've given me things to think about and made this journey less lonely.

* The rules:
  • Put the logo on your blog or post.
  • Nominate 10 blogs with great attitude and/or gratitude.
  • Be sure to link to your nominees in your post.
  • Let your nominees know they have received the award by leaving them a comment on their blog.
  • Be sure to link this post to the person who nominated you for the award.


  1. Sara, Thank you so much for picking me for this award, in my fog this week I somehow missed it! xoxo

  2. You didn't miss anything . . . I just got this up last night. I've been reading and thinking of you, Sarah, even when I haven't had a chance to comment.

  3. Thanks Sara - you too...all of it.

    Oui - the sleepless nights, I remember - boy do I remember and sadly that was only about a year ago.

    Bear was such fab sleeper - still is - that having another little who thought the notion a bit pesky...threw me!