Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Phillipians 4:8

Yes, It is the middle of the night...

and I am awake. Sage is awake and crying/screaming for who knows what reason. She does this about 1-2 times a week. She will usually wake up sometime between 2:30-3:30 and it usually takes her anywhere from 90 minutes to over 2 hours to go back to sleep.

We stopped giving her a sippy cup of milk to take to bed, thinking maybe she hasn't learned to put herself back to sleep without it. That was about a week ago, and here we are still battling the same dilemma.

Regan was so easy, as far as sleep habits go. Once we decided we weren't going back in anymore when she would cry at night, it took three nights and then she was done waking up. After that, you knew something was really wrong if she did wake up.

With Sage, we have been battling the sleep habits for a year! I don't go in a lot to 'check' on her, because I think that just creates bad habits of wanting to see mommy in the middle of the night. She sure has a stubborn side though, and has me baffled on how to break this habit!

Thank goodness for coffee, PBS (for the big kid in the morning) and not having to go to work! I am so thankful that Paul is a much better sleeper than I am, and pretty much gets a good night sleep, despite the screaming!

On a totally different note, I was thankful for our park date this morning with the moms that I will be leading in Bible study this fall.

First, it was great to get out of the house. We needed to, or it was going to be 'one of those days'! We haven't had park dates for about 3 weeks because of weather, we have had indoor playdates instead.

It was also great to see a lot of the moms and receive encouragement that they are looking forward to the study this fall. They have had the same leader for I don't know how many years, and they have loved her. So, it is a little scary going in, filling her shoes, changing things up a little bit. The moms were so kind and seem excited for some change, so I was blessed by that.