Monday, September 13, 2010


Oh sweet sleep.  Stephen and I were laying in bed last night and he suggested I do a blog post on our sleeping patterns.   Haha, kinda a funny suggestion, but I find our sleeping regiment a bit unusual compared to most.....and I love when my husband suggests blog posts and shows interest in our blog, so I wanted to appease him. 

Most people probably don't think twice about getting to go to bed at the same time as their spouse.......but for me I consider this a rare event and a treat.  Stephen is usually in bed by 10pm everynight, but because of my work schedule I'm never in bed until midnight or 1am.  CRAAAAAAAAAAAAAPPY!!  I was spoiled for about three weeks when I first started this job and I was done work everyday by 7:30 like a normal person.....but alas, it wasn't meant to be for us, and I had to revert back to my late nights and never getting my bedtime cuddles....oooooooo so cheesey Janna............but I don't care.  I cherish my cuddles.

Anyway....there are still a few things that have to happen in order for both of us to fall asleep.  Just a warning....there's a little bit of blog PDA about to happen here......just deal with it...or skip over this post to my next one.  Don't say I didn't warn ya.  Stephen and I both pull a complete 360 when we're falling asleep.  Stephen referes to it as the Three Phases.  We begin in the spoooooooooon position (Phase 1).  My personal fave.  Oh so comfortable.  I then turn onto my back and stephen switches to his other side (Phase 2).  I then turn to my other side and Stephen does this awkward half side half stomach thing (Phase 3).  I've since adopted this position since I've become pregnant and there's this weird bulge sticking out of my belly.  We both then complete our 360 and fall soundly asleep on our sides......until I get up to go to the bathroom at 3 in the morning.  Then it pretty much starts all over again. 

I'm sure by now you're asking yourself where the PDA was in all that.....or you're thinking you escaped unscathed of my mooshiness.......NOPE!  Here it is.  There are only two kisses that really matter to me...a kiss when stephen leaves for work in the morning, and a kiss goodnight.  All the other kisses take a backseat as far as I'm concerned.  I have my reasons, but I'll spare you the details.  Anyways...Stephen wasn't always a believer of this philosophy but I've since converted him.  When I drag my aching body into bed at 1 in the morning the first thing I do is give Stephen a kiss on the shoulder.....or the arm....or the ear....or the back.  It's dark, and I can't see.  So it's basically whatever body part my lips flop onto.   I basically did this for my own peace of mind, but then I missed a couple of nights and Stephen started to notice I wasn't giving him a kiss goodnight anymore.  awwwww he really does care.  So now if I forget I get a little nudge as a reminder.  Neither of us can sleep without our kiss goodnight, and I like it that way. 

We also can't fall asleep unless some part of our body is touching the other.  It's usually a foot or a finger.  It's really weird, but it's a comfort thing for both of us.  We're soul mates, what can I say.  Anyway....I'm sure you all are glad you just wasted 10 minutes of your day reading about our sleeping habits, but the truth is, I don't care about you.  I think it will be fun to make this blog into a book eventually and have our kids read it and see how lame their parents were back in the day.  We're so mooshy gooshy in love, even while we're sleeping, and I wouldn't have it any other way.  :)


  1. wowww...and steve bugs me about my blog??? jks! you guys are cute! spence prefers NOT to touch me while he's sleeping. haha. and janna, oh my gosh! that is scarey about the fainting. i didn't know it was happening more. crazy! hope it doesn't happen again! when you said 'this little one is sucking the life out of me'' I thought of twilight. maybe you have a little vampire alien in you. you never know.

  2. It stinks going to bed separately. I hope you make up on those cuddles other times! (Stephen, make them up!!!) Cute story about Steve nudging you. And, Joel and I are the same. We have to be touching. It is really comforting!! Have you read the book "The Five Love Languages"... you two both may be the same love language: Physical!

  3. Love this blog, your dad and I are the same way, awake or asleep, we have to always be touching or holding hands. I love the feeling that I get every time and I miss him when he's gone during the day.

  4. Oh I get it...that whole post was sarcastic and making fun of couples who post ridiculous stuff on your I right?