Every weekday morning, Ryan's alarm goes off at 5 a.m. He gets up, showers, returns to the bedroom, gets dressed and then leaves the room, shutting the door behind him.
I write about this rather mundane morning routine because I don't hear a thing. I sleep through his alarm -- he probably even hits the snooze button a couple of times for all I know -- I sleep through him opening and closing his dresser drawers and getting things out of the closet. I sleep pretty soundly until my alarm goes off at 6 a.m.
Unless of course Austin makes a peep.
Sometimes Austin complains in his sleep or cries out quietly while he's rolling over. He never actually wakes, but suddenly I do. One little peep out out of him while he's sound asleep and suddenly I'm awake and listening. The other day, he woke up at 4:30 a.m., and rather than cry out, he just started talking to himself quietly. Ten minutes later, he went back to sleep. I was instantly awake and listened the entire time.
So why is it that I can sleep through an alarm clock and a person moving around my room, but I'm instantly awake when my little guy, two rooms over, breathes the wrong way?