Friday, April 25, 2008

2 O'Clock

After much deliberation I have come to the conclusion that my little man has an internalized alarm clock! I just wish I knew how to reset the thing! For the last two weeks we have been battling the big boy bed! He actually really likes napping in it, and also going to bed in it....but come 2 o'clock in the morning his bed and the entire theory behind it turn into a monstrosity! First comes the scream "Mommy Daddy" and then the pounding of little feet across the hardwood and tada, there he is at the bedside! And I'm not kidding people...2 o'clock without fail! I'm half tempted to set up a hidden camera...I'm baffled! He'll grab my arm, pull me out of bed and have me lay down next to him in his bed until he falls back to sleep. Last night was a particularly awful experience. After about 45 minutes of intense crying, he finally calmed down and proceeded to lay there next to me with his eyes WIDE open for the next hour! I just keep praying that this whole new bed thing will work itself out soon! I figure we have 10 weeks to get it figured out! I don't think I could handle two waking kids every night...and as much as I do love Matthew...he's not the type to get up in the middle of the night. In fact, as I recall, he could sleep through Gage's frequent wakings for at least the first year of his life! It seems lately though he actually has had to shake me awake and let me know Gage was crying. Ah Motherhood! It sure does take it's toll! So here is to hoping for some uninterrupted sleep in the near future!

8 comments:

THE CAVEY CLAN said...

I might be the "mean Mommy", but I was in your shoes, REALLY while pregnant with my second one. I was so distraught by it that I actually asked his doctor who told me "let him cry". I felt horrible, but when he would do that I would put him back in bed and close the door so when he got up to chase after me he would cry it out. The first two times I found him asleep by the door on his big stuffed doggy(which did break my heart). Then he would go back to his bed the next 2/3 times. Then VUOLA, he never did it (it is very rare when he does and he is three years old now). I don't think it tramatized him too much. To me it was worth it because now I have both boys in the same room and they sleep very well (unless they are sick then it is another story) But, I would love to see if you do put a camera up, what might be waking him up at 2am, that is odd that he does it EVERY night!

Jenn & Collin said...

Wow- that sounds like one crazy day you had on the 19th!! Haven't had one of those in awhile- but every time we had home to see family- thats what it becomes! Balancing all the things we have to do, seeing all 3 families and friends- eesh!! But the pics from the shower are just adorable! We'll have to get some pointers for games and stuff, so mine will be just as great!! And I really hope it turns out well, cause we need all the help we can get with these baby things!! hey speaking of, is anyone throwing a shower for Alisha? And yes, we are still in Vegas. Collin was supposed to leave back to Texas the day after his quad crash- but obviously could NOT travel. Then with me being on bed rest and what not, he didn't feel right leaving me. so the job is still his if and when he wants it. But for now, we are staying out! AT LEAST until a few months after the baby's born. that way we can plan better and re assess at that point what would be best... (i like it much better!)

The Three Little Hatchlings said...

I went through the same thing Ashley. You have to be mean for just a little while and it won't take too long for him to figure it out! Let him cry

Nathan and Toni Southam said...

Hey Ashley Marie! Guess who is making a trip down the the big AZ? I have to go down for my cousin's funeral so not exactly fun reasons but I am planning on stopping in Clay Springs for a day or two because I just really want to spend time with my family and friends! Anyways, we will have to get together! I'll give you a call sometime this week when I know the plan! Love ya!

Kathi & Ronnie Bishop said...

Wow. I too can sleep through the cries and Ronnie is nice enough to wake me up to tell me the baby is crying. So sweet. LOL. I often dream of Danika getting a big girl bed, but I guess I haven't really thought of what it takes to actually get them to use it! Oh yeah...I'm tagging you...read my blog for instructions!

{nicole coombs} said...

Well good luck with that! haha. I keep thinking about what I am going to do when we have more my guess is the baby will have to sleep in his own bed because Cory will still be sleeping with us!! yes we will probablly have three kids that all sleep in their own beds except for little cory. But I cant blame anyone but Myself!

Blain&Deedra said...

There was so much to catch up on for me. I cried reading about your neice, I remember hearing about that and I just feel so bad for Alisha and Justin, that has to be so hard. But the 2 in the morning thing WOW! My girls are finally sleeping all night, every once in a while they wake for a pacifier but we've hit a huge milestone. And the skittles thing was hilarious, probably not to you at the time, but I found it extremely funny on this end. You're awesome.

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