10:30 PM We were doing fireworks and I came in to get the videocamera. I heard one of the Bubbers crying so I took the camera out, shot a minute or two of sparklers and then came in to nurse. It ended up being Bubbers #2. After he finished I debated waking Bubbers #1 to nurse but decided against it because he's getting to the age where he just might sleep through the night.
11:42 PM DH and I had been laying in bed discussing whether or not to sell the "big van" and whether we should try going to a government service vehicle auction to possibly get a good deal on a different "big van" or if we should just bank the money from the sale of the "big van" and wait a while. (No results yet on that discussion.) I heard a Bubbers cry and went to feed Bubbers #1. After I finished Bubbers #1 and laid him down, Bubbers #2 started up with a fairly demanding cry. Now remember, I had just fed him about an hour ago and I knew he was not hungry. He smelled pretty stinky though so I decided to change him and keep any diaper rash he had from getting worse. I changed him and rocked him for a little bit before laying him down. That was not what he wanted. But, I felt that he just needed to learn to fall asleep again. I couldn't lay in the same room with him crying though so I went downstairs and read until he fell asleep.
1 AM or so. Bubbers #2 fell asleep.
2:12 AM I heard crying in the bathroom and Turtle saying, "My nose. My nose." I rocketed out of bed thinking he had a bloody nose. Thank goodness he didn't and I helped him with his nose and sent him back to bed.
2:20 AM Turtle is still crying in his bed. I go in wondering if he has leg cramps again. He hasn't had them for a while but he used to have them often. I turn on the light dimly and ask him if he is okay. "Are you sick? Do you hurt?" Through his sobs he tells me he is not hurt but he wants a bear or something to snuggle with. I pointed him to a selection of animals on Sunshine's bed and suggest Clifford. He picks up Clifford, gets back into bed, and I cover him up.
2:22 AM Turtle is still crying. I go in again and explain that Mommy is very tired and that if he needs something I can give him, I will give it to him. Otherwise he needs to go back to bed. He tells me that he wants to sleep in another room because Sunshine always wakes him up. Keep in mind Sunshine at this time is deep asleep and not waking anyone up right now. I tell him we will talk about that in the morning and for right now he needs to go to sleep. He sobs that he will and turns over, still crying.
I go back to bed and listen to Turtle cry for maybe 10 more minutes knowing that there is really nothing I can give him. I half want DH to wake up because maybe he can console him (and maybe he can experience the joy of being awake in the middle of the night) and I half don't want him to because DH does not handle lack of sleep very well.
Finally, peace. Until around 5:something in the morning when one of the Bubbers wakes up again. At this point I don't even know who it is. I pull them into bed to nurse, put them back and grab the other Bubbers (I think) and nurse him. Yeah, I'm not even sure if I nursed both of them and how long they nursed. I know at some point in time in the morning I put a toy in each of the Bubbers beds. I guess they were awake and I was trying to grab a little more sleep.
7:55 AM Turtle comes into my room asking me to cut his "doughnut" (bagel) in half. (I had put out granola, bagels and bowls for those who wanted breakfast in the morning.) And I'm up for another day.