Friday, January 16, 2009

Beat The Alarm Clock


A Pop Quiz!

Which of the following was the first to awaken Mama Simmons this morning?

A) Her full bladder

B) Her hungry baby

C) Her alarm clock


Those of you who chose 'C'... bless you. Unfortunately, that is incorrect... but I really appreciate the sentiment.

The correct answer is 'A'. 4:30 AM wake up to nature's call. As I headed to the bathroom, I was pleasantly surprised to find that all was quiet in the baby's room. Is tonight the night? Is she going to sleep through the night? I laid in bed awake wondering if maybe, just maybe, my alarm would beat Moana to the morning?

After an hour of my head spinning and wondering if she was actually sleeping through the night, I heard the cry. In the game of Alarm Clock vs. Moana, Moana wins. Darn. I shouldn't complain though. She slept from 10:30 to 5:30, which is a new record.

Clare commented on my last post that she was surprised that I would break my running streak because of a little 60 mph wind storm... Oh ye of little faith... I'm an addict, didn't you know? If you were here at 8:30 last night, you would have found me at the gym ticking off 7:40's on the treadmill. Boo YA! ;)

The wind storm continues today. So much wind that all the schools on the island are closed. Yep. Wind day. That's what school kids on Oahu get instead of snow days. In their defense though, it would be challenging to teach a bunch of kids when the power keeps going out from all those pesky downed power lines.

12 comments:

cat. said...

ahhh, you were using up all the sleep fairy dust!

she looks so dang cute and i LOVE her outfit.

: )

DC Running Mama said...

10:30 to 5:30!!! That's awesome! Congrats!!!

Frayed Laces said...

It's so weird. It's completely fine townside. I feel weird for taking today off work. It's hard to imagine what the windward side is like.

Rebecca DeWire said...

7 hours straight is awesome! Way to go Moana.

Clare said...

i think 7 hours counts as sleeping through! moana clearly wants you to be doing early morning workouts. if andra woke up then, i totally would get to the gym...as it is, with no crying baby, i am NOT getting out of bed before the sun comes up! so alas, no workout...again. next week she comes to the gym with me! and nice job on the 7:40s, glad the streak continues!!

Angela and David Kidd said...

I am so jealous of 10:30 to 5:30. Shoot I'd kill for 10:30 to 2:30.

Great job on the 7:40s at the treadmill. I am good buds with my treadmill these days. I can't wait until the weather is nice enough to end that friendship.

BreeWee said...

YOU are doing sooooo good as a mommy! I am so happy for you and your little family!

Almost time to sleep through the night, till then DARN BLADDER!

N.D. said...

You're awesome - way to go on the TM!
That's super she broke the sleeping record so far! Hopefully she'll continue to break records like mama!! But for sleeping!

X-Country2 said...

5:30 ain't half bad. Here's hoping she keeps it up!

kerrie said...

that is some solid sleeping! i keep waiting for my 2 yo to do that. she does however sleep in, which is nice after waking up a million times during the night.

last saturday, i went for an early run and i called home at 9am after i was done running and nobody answered the phone so i decided to stop and get some groceries. i try again at 9:30 and finally my 11yo answers and says that she just woke up and that lucie and daddy were on their way down the stairs cause they just got up...so wrong...

Clare said...

i tried to find you on facebook but couldn't...try me, maybe search email claremclellan@gmail.com.

N.D. said...

I was looking for you too! I am under "natalie avioli"