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All About Sleeping With Pete

This is so not the post you THINK this is.

Peter and I used to have a nice constant sleeping pattern.  I’d crawl into bed and be sound asleep while he passed out on the couch watching Scrubs/Stargate/ESPN. Then he’d quietly make his way to bed at some point in the dark of night, being very careful to not wake me.   Thus the peaceful co-sleeping would commence.

It’s been hard adjusting to sleeping without Pete since he moved to Alabama to work.  At first it seems like the bed was gargantuan, too much space and not enough blanket wrestling.  Then it was getting used to not sleeping 3-4 people in the bed, just me and the girls snuggled up…that wasn’t SO hard to get used to….that’s sort of nice.  But I’ve gotten accustomed to the sleeping now, all that space to myself and I very rarely wake myself up snoring.

The harder thing now is sleeping when Peter’s home.

Did he always flop around this much?

Has he always snored this loud?

When the heck did he start thinking it was ok to sleep vertically on the bed?

But it’s good to have him there.  It’s good to reach over and touch his arm in the night.  It’s comforting to know that if we ever have an intruder he’ll be there to make me get up and see what they’re stealing.

Yet, still….STILL with the freakishly loud snoring!

Tonight he was so gentle and loving when telling the kids, “Mommy snores like a pig.”

Hey, Pot, this is Kettle….you’re black!  (ok, totally stole that line from “Friends”, but perfect for this situation)

Yeah, love you too, you cover-stealing, space-monopolizing bed hog!

But Peyton always has my back and let daddy know, “Mommy snores like a butterfly!”

I DO snore like a gentle, fragile butterfly and the next time he whacks me on the head in the night, I’ll return the favor with one my graceful butterfly punches to the gut.

10 Comments on “All About Sleeping With Pete”

  1. #1 Karalyn
    on Aug 1st, 2008 at 10:23 am

    The story of my life…snoring husband. Last night I woke up at 1:30 am and went to sleep in my son’s bedroom since he was spending the night at a friends. Because of the snoring. I need my own bedroom. I feel your pain sister.

  2. #2 Suzie
    on Aug 1st, 2008 at 10:42 am

    I want my own bedroom too. My husband was a snoreer and now he has a c-pack for sleep apnea and now the c-pack keeps me awake.

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  3. #3 M
    on Aug 1st, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    I will have to remember the “butterfly snoring” next time I am told I snore!

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  4. #4 always home and uncool
    on Aug 1st, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    To say I was disappointed after seeing that headline in my Google Reader would be an understatement. Go gently into that good night, Madam Butterfly.

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  5. #5 Sarah Clapp
    on Aug 1st, 2008 at 4:06 pm


    You know, I’ve been told I snore too, but I don’t believe it. I mean, I’ve never heard it.

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  6. #6 Dawn
    on Aug 1st, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    Don’t you just love Peyton – always ready to defend you. Either that or she just tell’s it like it is – she’s slept with you enough times to know!
    Sounds like Pete’s having the same problem as you adapting. You’ll hve to work out a way to exhaust yourselves so much you’ll fall asleep together and won’t notice the snoring. Quite what does that I have no idea these days!! If you find out, just remind me. Perhaps I’ll wake Stephen up from his snoring and let him know as well !!!

  7. #7 Tropic of Mom
    on Aug 1st, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    This is the kind of stuff they don’t cover in premarital counseling!

  8. #8 Jennifer
    on Aug 1st, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    We’re starting the process of looking for a new house. Hubby’s requirement? He needs a finished basement. My requirement? I want my own room. It’s non-negotiable. I don’t think I’ve slept through the night in 15 years thanks to the Snorelax who sleeps next to me.

  9. #9 Candy Cook
    on Aug 2nd, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    I totally feel your pain. Last summer, my husband was away from home all summer long. At first, it was so difficult to get used to sleeping alone again that I piled my boys (ok, and my dog) up into the bed with me. But, eventually everybody wanted their own beds back and I was left alone. I got used to it. I started to love it. When he came back with his waking up in the middle of the night, stealing the blanket back, stomping, flopping on the bed self.. I thought I was going to go crazy and almost threatened to buy a separate bed! Well, I toughed it out – grateful to have him home.. and we got back into our regular sleep pattern after a few months. 😀 Don’t let it drive you too nuts LOL Love the “fragile butterfly punch” too funny

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  10. #10 Kristine
    on Aug 4th, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    Awwww….isn’t that sweet! lol

    But boy can I sympathize with the snoring. It used to be I couldn’t sleep if the hubs wasn’t in bed with me, now I can’t sleep if he is. *sigh*

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