In a way without having all the help we do, she had a lot to figure out. But she didn’t have to face the cultural norms or expectations that society places on us today. It is so natural, that when her babies cried that she brought them to her breast whether it be day or night. She had never heard of the cry-it-out method. Sleeping through the night? Probably not for a few years- most likely many years, as she gave birth to many sons and daughters.
Did she complain or take it all in stride? I wonder what kind of challenges she faced in her marriage with Adam. She knew the pain of losing a son via violent means. I wonder how her feelings toward Cain changed after the fact. We don’t really hear much about her after the “apple” incident. What was life like for her?
These thoughts came to me as I have been up a lot with both my boys. I get such deep thoughts in the middle of the night.
It took Lil’ Bud almost year before he really sleep consistently through the night. There are times that he has relapses, which many times revolves around teething, growth spurts, not feeling well or his schedule being interrupted. Most times I don’t mind getting up with him, especially if I can offer him some comfort. I know it won’t be forever. I do enjoy the midnight cuddling I get with Pete, one day he is going to be too big to be cuddled by mommy. Thankfully he is now sleeping through the night.