Friday, March 20, 2009


Last night Logan had his very first sleepover at our house. He's slept over at photographer friends' house a few times - twice for preterm labor visits (but we came to pick him back up after being sent home) and then when Carter was actually born. This time we got to return the favor and Little M came to our house to sleepover while photographer friend went to the hospital to deliver there little baby (who's gender was still unknown).

I was out to dinner with another friend when I got the call, so I told her that I would be home ASAP, but Bill was there with the kids so she could come over now if she needed to. I drove home as fast as I could (not as I legally could) and ended up meeting them in the middle of our street as they were on the way out. I talked with them for a quick second and then pulled into the driveway.

When I walked in the door, Logan was thrilled to be hosting a sleepover. I've never seen him so excited in all my life. You would have thought the sleepover was better than birthdays and Christmas combined. The two watched a little bit of Logan's dinosaur movie (Land Before Time) but soon they were running around the house, laughing and screaming, playing and being outright wild. After many attempts to calm them down, I realized my efforts were futile and let them wear themselves out. They ended up passing out - Logan in his bed, Little M on the guest mattress in Logan's room - at the late hour of 11:00pm. This was a sleepover indeed!

While the kids went crazy and then passed out cold, photographer friend had been updating her status on Facebook, giving a somewhat play-by-play of the labor and delivery experience. This was both exciting and hilarious at the same time. First, what a great way to be in the labor room, but not, still giving them the privacy they needed (and what a great concept for intruding in-laws who want to be right there in the action). Talk about modern technological advances! Labor was taking quite some time, so everyone drifted off to sleep in the middle of the night waiting for the good news.

In the wee hours of the morning (about 6:00 - 6:30), I received a text that the baby was going to be born soon. The kids were still sleeping and I thought they would be for quite some time. I thought wrong. Shortly after getting the text that they had another baby girl, Logan came wandering into our room to start his day. We were able to convince him to cuddle in bed and watch TV for a bit while I slept a little more, but then Carter woke up. So, scratch that idea! Little M slept for a couple more hours, waking up 15-20 minutes before her Dad came to pick her up to meet her new little sister.

So, we had a very eventful night, loaded with tons of fun. We paid for it today though. Logan slept for most of the day recovering from his preschool sleepover and we stayed in our pajamas. It was worth it though. You never say no to that kind of fun!


Brandy said...

congrats to photog friend! I hope they are all settled into their new house!! Sounds like everyone had fun!!

Jaime said...

Sounds like you had a great time!

Ashley said...

We've had some of those, and man, they're tiring! I've never been able to get the girls down before 10:30, and man, the house is a disaster afterwards. I guess it's fun for the kids though, so it's worth it.