Wow, time is going fast. Our son leaves for college in only three days. Today is his 18th birthday. It seems like only yesterday he was a baby. A lot has changed since then besides the obvious. Our baby boy had to have been one of the worst sleepers in the history of babies.
Picture a new mother having gone through 24 hours of labor and needing assistance to deliver the child. All is wonderful with the world - we have a precious new baby, a gift from God. We bring him home from the hospital after a three day stay. I am semi rested having taken advantage of the now almost non-existent practice of being able to take the baby to the nursery so I can rest. We arrive at home and our precious little bundle sleeps that night for five straight hours. Of course I didn't sleep. What a mistake on my part. With the exception of a few nights here and there, this child did not sleep through the night until he was seven. That's seven years, not seven months. And naps - well some one must have told him that naps were for sissies because he didn't take those either. No, this beautiful baby never slept more that 7 or 8 hours in a 24 hour period and usually no longer than an hour and a half at a time.
Now, as he had officially become an adult, he sleeps almost eight hours each night. Too little, too late!
But, he is our pride and joy. A young man who is polite (well most of the time), hard working (except when it comes to cleaning his room)and has a plan for the future - undergraduate degree in business then a law degree.
And now, we are preparing to send him off into the world to earn his degree and enjoy his college experience. We love you J and we wish you all the best.
Oh, and Happy Birthday too!