Monday, June 25, 2012

A Miracle in the Making?

4 nights of sleep last week. FOUR! Night 5 was a few minor nightmares, but a minor blip in the dream. The weekend however was another story. First weekend at the cottage and Friday night was HOT. I couldn't sleep to save my life and Matthew woke up a few times. He ended up in bed with us for a little while which didn't work out AT ALL because a) it's a double, not a queen and b) silly billy couldn't sleep. Saturday night he wouldn't go back to bed after he woke up at 11:30 so he ended up in bed with me. Roland didn't come to bed until after midnight and found a kiddo on his side. I told him to move him, but he slept on the floor instead. Strange man. Matthew woke up some time later and was transferred to his bed. Roland had handled the bedtime routine.

That brings us to tonight. I did bedtime last night and there were a few minor wakeups. Tonight I did bedtime again and all was going well and I was fully expecting to have to trade off for the actual putting into bed part, but Matthew was all snuggly with me, then got down and crawled into bed. I covered him in his blanket and kissed him and he said "bye". Uh? Is that it kid? No bargaining? No "I need a new diaper"? No "Daddy"? Um... ok. So I left. SUCCESS!!!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Keeping those fingers crossed.

Bedtime still seems to go easier for Roland. Every time it's my turn for bedtime I get through two stories, he brushes his teeth nicely, then we rock and sing a song. As soon as I get to the end of the song it's "bum, poo poo, pee pee". He wants bum cream, says he has a dirty diaper, wants to sit on the potty, anything to avoid going to bed. That's when Roland has to rescue me. I have no idea how to fix this. BUT, he slept through the last two nights in a row! I really do hope it's starting to stick. I am tired of this working for 2 nights, then 3 weeks of hell business. PLEASE let this stick!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Bedtime Success!

Last night I did bedtime after an extended ride on Matthew's tricycle. All was well until it was time to say goodnight. Matthew doesn't want to let me go and lay down, so I ask if he wants Daddy to put him down. He says yes. I get Daddy, and in 1 1/2 mins, Matthew is in bed and quiet. I heard not a peep from him ALL NIGHT! In the morning, since I took the day off, I went to the bathroom when I woke up at 9 AM, and Matthew was laying in his bed, awake, but quiet. SCORE!

Tonight I decided to share bedtime with Roland. So I read one story, then Roland read one story and did teeth brushing and voila, Matthew was in bed. Apparently he kept telling Roland "bye". We'll see how well this sticks. Fingers crossed we've crossed the threshold and are going to see success just rolling in from now on. I really need this!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Happy Birthday Mr Man!

This weekend was Matthew's parties. Yes, I said parties, plural. Cause I'm a crazy mama and needed to have one party for his little friends, and one for family. I had a lot of it planned out and prepped in advance, so it went fairly smoothly, and I had Roland to help me. In the morning, I prepped the rest of the food and Roland cleaned. It worked out pretty well. Unfortunately, my camera is broken (I really need to take it to Henry's to get it fixed) so I didn't get any pictures. However, my friend did manage to take some pictures and she sent them to me. YAY! I'm hoping a few more friends took pictures and they send them my way. Maybe my aunt will send me some of her pictures since I didn't have a camera for his family party either :(. I really should have gotten my camera fixed last weekend. It had been working every 4th picture, but decided yesterday to quit completely. Guess I should go get it fixed ASAP! Anyway, here is the hoard of photos I have so far.

No idea how to turn the pictures, sorry.

Same Crap, Different Day

It doesn't seem to make much sense to go day by day anymore. It's pretty much always the same: Matthew fights me at bedtime and wakes up once. Lately he's been waking up and not getting out of bed. Not sure what that's about. Maybe he needs more light to see? I guess we'll leave the door more open tonight. Sometimes Roland has to rescue me at bedtime because Mr Man just wants to fool around with me. When Roland does bedtime, Matthew tells him "bye" and Roland is able to leave without a peep from the boy. Le sigh. Tonight's bedtime is getting pushed a bit late. Matthew had a lot of excitement this weekend with all the Birthday Party stuff, so he had a 3 hour nap this afternoon. He must have woken up sometime before 5 because when I got up from my nap, his door was wide open and his blanket was on the floor. He must have woken up and come to see us, but we were both probably snoring away, so he decided to go back to sleep. I can't believe we all slept from 2-5! Wow!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Day 29 and 30

Last night Matthew fought me. He made up every excuse in the book. He made me lose my patience and my temper. But eventually he went to sleep. He slept until 5 and came in bed for snuggles. Tonight was a similar story with Roland, but it looks like he's asleep now. Fingers crossed it sticks.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Day 28

Matthew seems to be waking up again. His door was open when I went up to bed (I thought I heard something), but the kiddo was still in bed. He woke up only once and ended up sleeping on our floor. Day 28 Roland did bedtime and it seemed to go easy. He woke up last night at 12 am crying and eventually came into our room. I thought some water would help, but he really just wanted a snuggle. So I caved and gave him a snuggle in the glider and put him back to bed. Tonight I get to do bedtime again and Roland is at a condo board meeting, so I have no back up. Fingers crossed.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Day 26 & 27

Roland did bedtime for day 26. It all went very smoothly. Matthew said "bye" at the end of the bedtime routine and that was it. He woke up crying twice last night and Roland went to get him. Not quite what I wanted, but Matthew wasn't coming into our room. Maybe he had nightmares?

Day 27 was my turn. We were watching a movie that I couldn't seem to drag Matthew away from. Eventually I convinced him to say goodbye to Daddy and go upstairs. He seemed to be falling asleep during book #2, but he woke right back up to brush his teeth. I gave him extra snuggles after the song and then he hopped into bed, I covered him up and kissed him goodnight. So far it's sticking. I'm just glad bedtime didn't involve any screaming this time. Fingers crossed for a good night.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Day 24 & 25

Day 23 he slept. He actually slept. Woot! Day 24 bedtime was horrible. He just wanted me to rock him and hold him, but wouldn't go into his bed. There was a lot of screaming. My friend was here, and she eventually rescued me and he fell asleep after 9 pm. He slept. Miracle of all miracles, he slept!

Day 25 bedtime was horrendous. This time my friend tried to rescue me, but it didn't work. There was just a lot of screaming. I had told him to go into bed or I would go downstairs, then I did, and he screamed.  Eventually I went back upstairs, escorted him to bed and rubbed his back until he calmed down. I gave him a kiss and his eyes were open, but I told him I'd be right outside the door. I went downstairs and I didn't hear from him. I think sometime through the night he started crying, but I was half asleep and he never came to see me, so as far as I'm concerned, he slept through the night for the 5th night in a row. Could it be possibly working? I don't want to jinx it, but we might just have something. Fingers crossed.