Monday, June 30, 2008


warning... not the most exciting post ever.

I started the transition to one nap a day today. They used to nap around 9:30-10:30 and then again around 2-3/3:30. The last four days we were finding that they didn't want to go to bed at their usual 7:30 time--more like 8:30/9! And they would still get up at 6:30 (ugh, but I can deal with it).

Well, how did it go you ask....They did well in the morning staying up until 11:15 from 6:30. They probably could have gone a little later actually but I didn't want to cross the fine line of tired and overtired. Kaylie slept until 12:45 (not as long as I was hoping for--ugh) and Ryan until 1:15--being woken up by a motorcycle (ugh, don't get me started on that one!) I think he would have gone longer.

So they had lunch upon waking and we played, went to Kohl's, played outside. I kept them busy.

They did really well until 6--well, 5:50 to be exact. We had some meltdowns in the high chairs, so we went upstairs to play. Different environment usually works. I was planning on a 7PM bottle and immediate bed. Well, they had the 7 PM bottle but STILL wanted to be up! WHAT!?!?! I was astonished. I found this out after bringing Ryan up (after seeing that he could barely stand up) and him wailing on and on (ugh!) until we finally went to go get him. I knew he was at the overtired state, but we let him be downstairs for a bit longer. When brought up, again he carried on crying for what seemed like forever, finally passing out at 8:10. Ugh, I just hate that. It breaks my heart. We're not sure if he is getting a separation anxiety or is just overtired. Up until four days ago, we used to literally put him in the crib, say goodnight and walk out of the room. What gives????

Kaylie was a good girl. She played & pooped (ugh! seems to be her new poop time, so there goes a wasted overnight diaper) after her bottle and then was brought up at 7:40 and she went down without a fight. Still a bit late considering when she woke up, but I'll take it.

I know it was only day one and it will take some getting used to. Hopefully, it gets better each day. Suggestions? Leave a comment.


RachelShingleton said...

No advice, as my little one is younger than yours, but just know that we've been having some sleep issues lately too! We just moved into a new house, and I think he is really unsure about the new environment, new room, that sort of thing. What used to be a simple naptime or bedtime has now turned into a tantrum!

Hang in there!

Harris Boys said... boys have been good nappers and night time sleepers (don't hate me). try to watch for their cues, you know them best. I found that once my boys would stay awake for the entire morning nap and play I knew it needed to go away. Now they wake up around 7am and take a nap around 1pm-3-3:30 ish. just watch for their cues and I promise it will get better. we do the same routine as you guys. put them in their cribs, say good night and walk out. they usually play for about 10 mins and then they are OUT!! good luck sweetie, I know it can be rough.