I got up this morning at about 3, because my baby boy was crying.
My oldest son could sleep through anything at this age (around 9 months) and would hardly ever wake up before a reasonable hour. Even when Tyler did wake up during the night, he would not bother us. He would just talk to himself for awhile and then go back to sleep.
Connor, on the other hand, seems to wake up at any little noise and SCREAMS. Sometimes, he'll suck his thumb and go back to sleep on his own, but sometimes (like last night) he won't stop until he is picked up and comforted. The whole process doesn't take more than about 15 minutes (usually), but that is 15 minutes during prime sleeping time. And most nights he makes it through the night just fine. No big deal... Tyler was just a better sleeper at this age.
Anyway, I don't sleep well after I get up at night. To be honest, it isn't usually Connor's fault. I just often cannot get to sleep. Too many things run through my mind, I guess. Sometimes something is bothering me. Sometimes I am excited about something. Sometimes, I am just not able to get back to sleep.
So, after laying in bed until about 4:15 or so, I got up, took a long shower, got dressed, and went to work. I took the train into work today and listened to my MP3 player. There is something comforting about riding the train in the dark and listening to music. I don't know what it is. I just like it.
One of the songs that I listen to was Nirvana "Smells like teen spirit". I don't understand any of the words, and I have no idea what it is actually about, but I really like the song.
The kingdom of Shep is like "Smells like teen spirit". I hardly ever understand what is going on, but I sure am enjoying it.
(I still don't really know what the darn song means)