So we finally bit the bullet and did the whole CIO a couple of months ago. Things were going great. All 3 kids slept through the night, which meant that I slept through the night. Life was grand. I had the kids in a routine that worked for our family. I started getting at least a little bit better at keeping the house clean and somewhat organized (no where near where I should have been but better than I had been). Well, as my luck would have it, we are back to getting up in the middle of the night. I am starting the whole CIO thing again, but it is so hard to have to go through it again. I am assuming that this is a natural regression and that I just have to suck it up and deal. Nap times used to be the best sleep that the kids got, now that is even tough. I need to preface this next sentence with the fact that I thought I had about an hour before the kids would go down for their afternoon nap. Today, we went for a little bit of a drive and Eva Rose fell asleep almost immediately. Now what? Do I continue driving or do I go home and attempt to put her to sleep in the crib as well as Thomas (who also fell asleep) and Michael. I finally decided that I would go home and put them all in their cribs. Well that totally backfired and here I am almost an hour later listening to them all awake. It's pretty much time to get them up and say screw it to the second nap for today (at least that is what Weissbluth says, I believe: attempt a nap for 1 hour then get them up and try again tomorrow). Maybe we're off for the drive now and they'll still fall asleep and this time we will just keep driving.
Any thoughts on the sleep regression? Our schedule has pretty much remained the same. No real deviations. The twins just turned 1 and Michael is almost 2.