I am fighting off some kind of illness. Thankfully it's just a little sore throat, headache, being tired and just feeling blah! Unfortunately, I am also working on getting sleep. We were doing ok for a short time, then last night, when I felt my worst, Michael and Eva Rose just did not want to sleep. I have thought about trying CIO, have thought about attachment parenting ways of getting them to sleep, and have kept them on schedule so that their sleep would not be disrupted. I am not a huge fan of the CIO, since I can't handle letting them cry and am afraid that I will end up with 3 screaming kids. I am more of the attachment parenting camp, but last night, I had to let both Michael and Eva Rose CIO. They both had all their needs met, they were actually up for awhile because I couldn't get them to sleep, and to my dismay, Michael actually came to bed with me. I know he is getting to upper teeth and he is not eating well at all. I think Eva Rose is teething, but I can't see any new teeth coming in. As much as I don't like it, I may need to do CIO from now on just to get some sleep. The twins have been sleeping from 8-6 and taking 2 good 1-2 hour naps a day. Michael is taking 1 2 hour nap and sleeps from 8:30- 8:00 am, but with a wake up through the night. I can't figure out what is the right answer. I need my sleep, but I hate hearing my babies scream. And I don't run in at the first scream, I do let them cry a little before I go in.
I guess every day is a new lesson. Nothing in life is black and white!
Now off to figure out how to decorate for the holidays!