Wednesday, January 12, 2011

My mini Marathon---does not include running

In this house we have had a big looming problem for quite some time! I have a 4 year old and a 2 year old who end up in our bed by midnight every night!! We have a King size bed but little monkeys who lay body parts all over you all night has just become a major annoyance, especially with my ever growing belly.

Last night was the night, Handsome and I set up a plan said we would have to stick to it no matter what time of night! This habit has to be broken, especially before we have a newborn also waking us.

7:30- girls in bed asleep....ahhh quite time

9:00 Itty bitty looses paci, we quickly replace and she is back asleep

11:30-we finally turn in for the evening

11:40- Itty bitty starts to fuss...I calmly lay her back in her bed and tell her no mommy's bed...but we love you kiss her and walk out

12:30-howling shrieking screams from Itty Bitty's room.... I calmly go in tell her to lay down kiss her and leave.........ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE

12:30-2a.m.- Itty precedes to scream whatever words she thinks will bring either Handsome or I into her works a few times like when she was screaming "Ouch"...."I need a diaper change"...and "help me mommy" We quickly realize she is indeed fine and wants our attention....when did two year olds get so smart?

2a.m. the house finally falls silently and we turn in again

2:30- I feel little eyes and hot breath upon me.....this time it is little miss...she proceeds to tell me "I just can't do this tonight I will try tomorrow" which I promptly lead her back to her room wipe her tears kiss her and let her know to stay in her bed.

4:30- "mommmmyyyy...." Little miss again...I just can't do it she exclaims at the top of which Itty begins to scream.....I give everyone a reassuring pat tell the to lay down and get to sleep...and return to my room

6:30- I wake to Itty sitting on top of me saying..."hi mommy" and little miss dancing around singing "I earned a sticker..." and a very sleepy husband trying to get ready for work!!

NIGHT 1 down....some of you Moms out there please tell me this passes quickly and they will sleep in their rooms all night long with no interruptions SOON!! It's hard to be strong in the middle of the night when I have to get out of my warm bed! Glad to have a two hour school delay this morning!! ay yi yi!!! It was two Tylenol and piping hot cup of coffee morning!!

Happy Hump Day!!


  1. I have to say, I have always been pretty militant about my kids staying in their rooms (b/c I LOVE my sleep!) so I can't offer advice. But--I'd say you are probably on the right path. Stick to your guns!

  2. As long as you are consistent about it, they should have no problems with in a few days. We have always been pretty strict about the boys and their sleep, with the exception of #3. Once we decided to let him "cry it out", it only took one night and he was in his bed sleeping the whole night through. Good luck!

  3. You are a better mom than I as I've been know to scoop them up, snuggle them in and turn over when they pull that. Thing 2 was a master at it. For the most part that chapter is over for us...hopefully!
    Good to see you blogging again! :)

  4. So Hard! I've been pretty fortunate so far with my 3 munchkins as we established a rule with all them that you don't climb into Mommy's bed unless it's "shiny" outside. Start with them from the time they are born. And yes, it will pass after they know you are not going to breakdown. Maybe let them choose something to stay in their bed with them...toy, book, stuffed animal, etc... Good Luck!

  5. yes, they will eventually learn! I have had this battle with Levi a few times. the hardest part is when I am too tired to get up and lead him back to his bed. Or I don't even realize he has crawled in. But yes, the first night is the worst. Then it gets better, maybe a little bit or reverting around night 5 or so just so they can test and see if you are serious. But keep at! Don't give up!! They will be so tired after a few nights that they will sleep all night long! Like you intentioned though, Levi wakes up super early when he is in his own bed. But I would rather have the bed to myself (with hubs) and get up early than have one more hour with kicking, poking, prodding, hot breath and squished all night.

    Hang in there!! You can do it!!