2008-12-17

We Have Entered A New Phase

We are officially in the "I will do anything to not go to sleep no matter how tired I am" phase. At 2 1/2 Tommy has finally become that child that doesn't want to go to bed...what can I say he takes after his mommy. I know we shouldn't be surprised - it was only a matter of time, but we really were spoiled with him. At 3 months he was sleeping 4for 8 hour stretches, by 6 months he gave us 12 hours. He has always been a dream to put down, and other than when he got sick, he went to bed and stayed in bed. Yup we were spoiled....were...



Our new nighttime routine:



8:15: PJs, Brush Teeth, Read 2-4 books


8:30: Lights off, say goodnight


8:32: Get out of bed turn on light, read books in bed


8:40: Climb up to play with CDs and CD player


8:45: Get bored, go into bathroom, play with anything and everything I can find


8:46: Daddy or Mommy finally go up, get back in bed


8:47: Repeat.....



This goes on until at least 9:30....sooooo fun....tonight we actually found him in our bedroom, in our bed, in the complete dark - trying to figure out how to turn on our laptop to watch his movie....ugh...we are figuring it out as we go, sticking to our guns, and setting some rules - hopefully we will get through this soon.



So now we have one going to bed/sleep between 9:30 and 10, and the other getting up at 4 am (Jack has NEVER been a good sleeper for us).



Oh the joys of motherhood....but really how upset can I get, I mean, really...look how darn cute they are!!






apparently he can't say "cheese" with his eyes open


We were considering packing him up but the cost for shipping was absurd!!


And on a happier note or two

- Jack is starting to stand without holding onto anything

- Tommy's manners are amazing, tonight he asked me "Mommy can you do a favor for me please?" - how cute is that

- Jack is finally eating, and eating like a pro at that!! I think he was waiting for me to get all nervous and talk to the Dr...woo hoo...no early intervention needed here!!

- Tommy is becoming more and more capable to dress and undress himself (when determined he can undress himself in moments - which is why you see him naked in more and more pictures)

As tired as I am - I LOVE it, I love being a mom. I love my little guys, watching them grow and develop every day. I can't wait to see who they become. I find myself getting more and more excited about Christmas this year, it won't be excessive, we won't have piles of presents (Dan and I decided to forgo getting each other anything all together - if we don't have it we don't need it), but really I could care less about the presents. I am just thrilled to get to spend this holiday with my sweet sweet little men and my wonderful husband.
alright stop blogging already and GO TO BED!!!

6 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh..how cute!!! He was trying to put on his own movie!! What a smartie!! I loved all the pictures you posted! Your kids are soooo cute!!!!

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  2. I'm no help on bedtimes. I still rock Corban EVERY night. I'm a sucker.

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  3. I feel your pain about bed time! My second was a nightmare! Our third one, though, is a dream. She's almost five and she still amazes me! Bedtime doesn't suck anymore. But it certainly did once upon a time!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

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  4. I completely remember when I hit that phase. It was a bit later in life though. When I was about 6 or 7. I couldn't stand to go to bed at 9, when everyone was still up doing things. I felt like I was missing out!
    It's developed a bad habit for me now. I stay up until everyone else is asleep so that I don't miss anything.

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  5. Oh that stinks! But you have lots of cute pictures! :)

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  6. We are in that phase too, but our son is 3.5. He fights sleep forever. Drives me crazy. Ours has lasted a long time...:(

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