Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Cambridge, MA
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It was super hot here in MA yesterday night, so I had interrupted sleep. And around 4.30 am I awoke to use the bathroom. I noticed Maya, who had experienced equally interrupted sleep, lying outside our bedroom. Usually she stirs a bit, greet us with a tail thump even when exhausted, and then fall asleep. But yest she didn't. So I slowly walked to her, knelt by her side. Still nothing. So I gently said her name and pet her and she finally awoke from deep sleep. I felt bad I had woken her up, but relieved nonetheless.
Mind you, Maya is only 2 and a half. But because I love her so much, I can get easily paranoid. It reminds me of when I was a child - I had horrible nightmares that prevented me from sleeping, so invariably I would go to my parents' room and somewhat eerily I admit, watch them sleeping. Except if I did not hear my father breathe or make some sound, I would hold my finger under his nostrils and would only feel reassured when I felt him exhale.
Carolina Mom said it best - enjoy each moment to the fullest.