Monday, September 13, 2010

Night 1

So last night we made the switch. Katy ran around all day yesterday saying, "We're going to have a sleepover tonight! Me and David! And we're going to keep doing it again and again and again..." I told her it was only for a while, and she asked how many nights. I said maybe until she's five, and she said, "That's a lot of nights!" It's true.

Overall it was a success. Bedtime went smoothly and it only took Katy and David 20-30 minutes to fall asleep. We were cracking up listening to their conversation over the monitor: "Taytee, I see monter! (monster)" "No, David, that's just a lamp. Do you need a drink of water from your water bottle?" "Yes!" Luke went right to sleep in the nursery and we were in business. It felt great to brush our teeth as loudly as we wanted in our own room.

I was excited that Luke slept all the way until 5:30 before waking up (he's been getting up closer to 2 or 3 for the past week), but then I couldn't get him back to sleep after he ate. Katy must have heard him because she woke up and started talking to David, so the entire family was awake at 5:45. That's such an ungodly hour, isn't it? The difference between 5:30 and 6 feels longer than 30 minutes.

But I'm optimistic: maybe after the novelty wears off, we'll go back to our usual schedule?

(And Katy still didn't nap today - after being cranky all morning. I think the nap is really gone this time.)


Pam said...

Yea for your kids! I'm so glad the transition is working so far (touch wood).
We are on opposite sides of bedroom issues this week Em. Danny climbed out of his crib so we made it into a toddler bed then he used that to scale his changing table, so not he's on a mattress on the floor. I know it's the safest thing to do right now but he does look like a little hobo when he goes to bed...

Oma Froehle said...

My brother and I shared a room for YEARS! I was 10 or 11 when I got a place of my own. I actually missed the little bugger . . . .

We had the measles together and the chicken pox. We shared a vaporizer and whispered to each other while we listened for Santa Claus. Memories. :-)