Saturday, September 12, 2009

Crazy 2 nights

So I had a great first 3 nights with the babes sleeping through the night.  The 4th night Eva Rose woke at 4am  and screamed for I don't remember how long at this point.  Finally she went back to sleep and then got up at 6:15 like usual.  Then, last night Michael woke at 2ish and didn't want to go back to sleep.  I succumbed and got up and gave him milk.  That didn't work so I brought him in bed with me.  That quieted him down, but I didn't want him there for the rest of the night.  I finally put him back in his crib and he cried, but finally fell back to sleep after not too long.  Then not a couple of hours later, Eva Rose again woke screaming.  I got up an d put a CD on in her room and fairly quickly she went back to sleep.  Not great but at least she went back to sleep fairly quick.  Tonight may be another horrible night.  We went to the twin sale in Wakefield and really screwed up the schedule.  I hope that this doesn't screw up the night, but if it does, I know that it is my fault for being so foolish to not follow the schedule.  It's amazing what a schedule means to kids.  I am thinking that I am going to be a little more scheduled with things.  Mainly so dinner get done at a normal time.  The little ones usually eat at a good time, but Tom and I don't and that usually means that we end up eating out.  That needs to stop.  I need to get dinner for Michael, Tom, and I on the schedule and hopefully that will help with keeping things on schedule and help with Tom and my weight issues.  Maybe if we eat at normal time and eat at home vs eating out, we can start to lose weight, be a little healthier, and give Michael good habits!

Here's to a good schedule and a more controlled life.  Life will still be crazy, but it will be crazy in a good away vs  not so good way!



  1. I thought I saw your hubby with the kids at teh sale! I was on my way out and thought, "hey! that looks like Michael!" You are brave for taking the kids out to an event like that! Thankfully it wasn't too crowded, at least not while I was there. I made hubby stay home while the twinkies were napping - gotta protect the schedule!!! :) Hoesntly, it may sounds crazy and prison-like, but the only times I have ever messed with their naps was for their christening (we moved both naps up by an hour), for a Dr. appt (I woke them up 1/2 and hour early from morning nap) and once for a cookout when we expected them to sleep in the car for their second nap (they didn't and it was a disaster). That's only 3 times in many months and while it limits you, it also kinds of free you to do lots of fun things when they are awake because you know they will be happy and you know that come the end of the day, you will have 12 hours of peace and quiet! :) Good luck getting back on track and getting dinner sorted out - that's still a challenge over here but we are working on it.

  2. It's true, the schedule really pays off, doesn't it? It can feel really restrictive if you're not used to it, but I think the payoffs are well worth it.

    And there's still plenty of crazy to go around! :-)

    Hope you have some better nights ahead. It's all about consistency. Depends on the kid, of course, but at least one of mine totally capitalizes on any time that I break from routine and it makes it harder to get back on track.

    Good luck, and I have my fingers crossed for lots of good sleep for all of you!