Thursday, June 28, 2012

Every excuse in the BOOK

last night was just one of those nights. Ya know... where the kids are up all night? Yeah. Jake has been waking up lately, twice a night. I don't know if it is because he is extra hungry, or if he is trying to cut teeth. But I usually put him down between 830 and 9. then he wakes up at usually 1am. I feed him and put him right back to bed. Then he will wake up at 5 and do the same thing. Well last night for some reason Lucy did not want to sleep. She came into our room like every 5 minutes for one reason or another. Well it was about 3am and Jake starts crying. Great. All of her walking in and out of the room woke him up. So then I was upset, Ty was upset, and Jake wouldn't go back to sleep. Lucy was in big trouble. She knows that she can come talk to us if she needs something, but it got pretty ridiculous and we knew that she was doing it because she didn't want to sleep. And that isn't ok. So now its 330 and everyone is awake. I made Tyler set up the pack n play in our room and put Jake in it. Not having Jacob sleep in her room is like the ultimate punishment for her. She loves having her brother in there with her. But if she can't be quiet then he gets to sleep in Mom and Dad's room. So We put Jake in the Pack n play, Lucy back in her room, Ty in our bed (because he can sleep through anything) and I went to the couch with ear plugs. Well Jake wasn't going back to sleep. So I got up and made a bottle, while I was feeding him I saw Lucy wondering the hallway AGAIN! Seriously!? Does this girl not learn!? So I get Jake back to sleep. I go into Lucy's room and I give her the what for. Yes grandmas... Your little Lucy got in trouble. NO TV today, NO playing outside, and NO treats. Which is probably more punishment for me, but whatever. She hates it, and she learns from it.

Anywho. I went back to the couch and next thing I know, it is 845am and Tyler and Jake are in my face. We are all pretty beat today. EXCEPT you know who.

It is a good thing that these things only happen every once in a while. I don't do good on no sleep.


kayla said...

Jayden had been waking up multiple nights in a row too for awhile so we finally decided to just let him cry it out. It took two days but now he sleeps 11-12 hours. Maybe give it a try. They say after six months they don't need a night time feeding.

Bonnie and Tyler said...

We have been letting him cry himself to sleep since he was 2 months old. I think we may have to move him back in our room to re train him to not eat at night. It is hard when they are in the same room because I don't want him keeping Lucy up, and he is pretty darn stubborn...