This week, I've also discovered the beauty of earplugs. I've always found them annoying, but after staying up basically all night once when Alex was taking care of Abel, I realized that I needed to do something to help me sleep. Ear plugs it was!
They may seem small, but these beauties have brought me so much peace. I've never been a great sleeper. Little noises wake me up easily. Screaming babies wake me up really easily. Alex and I split night time care 50/50, but when I couldn't even sleep when it was my turn, I was tempted to just let Alex sleep and take care of Abel all night anyways. But after using these, I don't even hear Abel. I know that many moms complain about husbands who don't wake up for the baby, but I think we're having the opposite problem ;-).