So, we have officially gone to 1 nap for all 3 kids. After getting some great advice from the different mom's in my twins group and reading Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child, I decided that for our family, cold turkey was he way to go. So we went from a couple of 1 hour naps a day to 1 solid 2-3 hour nap depending on the child and the day. Sometimes the day is horrible and no one wants to sleep and sometimes it's great and they all go down for a nap fairly easily. They will still cat nap in the car, but now I don't freak out if they fall asleep because I know that once we get home they are awake. Now I can plan our days easier around 1 nap time for all 3 kids not a morning and afternoon nap for the twins and only an afternoon nap for Michael. Now nap time is late morning and then we have the rest of the day to do what we want or need.
Out night time sleep has been much better also. We have been having some good nights for a little bit, but they were off and on. Now that we have gotten the nap thing down better, I think that the night time sleep is going better also. Thankfully we have had 3 consistent nights were all 3 kids have slept through without a whimper. We have had nights were they sleep through, but usually there is a little crying that we have to put up with before they are able to get themselves back to sleep (this is usually just some whimpering not the loud screaming that we had been going through). We have had a few things to contend with regarding sleep. All 3 kids have this horrible rash and finally Michael's is better and the twins now have a new treatment that think is working out well so far. This just meant that they were waking for diaper changes and some comforting since their little bottoms were so sore. Thomas' bottom looks like it will be better sooner than Eva Rose's, but it still looks sore.They must be feeling better since they are sleep better.
I so can't wait for spring to be here. I think getting out in the nice weather and having the kids play outside is going to be helpful for al involved. I think sleep can only get better, even though we do have to go through another time change, which I am so not looking forward to.