a momma who has been there and done that. I have a 4.5 yr old and a 3.5 yr old. I have done most of it before and done it rather recently.
In that corner we have OKB, my #3.
Suddenly she has turned into a bit of a momma's girl. This has manifested itself in a struggle yesterday at nap and then a long round last night from 3-4 am. I have always been a strong proponent of letting my babies get themselves to sleep. I do lots of holding and cuddling, but when it is bedtime, they are on their own. #1 had a few teary nights. I used to turn the monitor off for #2 and then fall asleep holding it in my hand. We were living across town at the Fire Ant Ranch and there were many square feet between his room and ours. Both learned to fall asleep on their own and I was proud.
Last night OKB came into the ring just before 3 am. I dutifully went down the hall to replace her pacifier when I heard her fussing. She can do it herself, but it is often quicker and easier if I just do it. As soon as she heard me she got up on her hands and knees and started rocking and talking. Her voice is extra cute....rather deep and pronounced. I rubbed her head, started her music and said nothing. As I walked away she started crying, so I shut her door. I knew the fight would have to take place tonight. (I already mentioned that nap was a bit of a struggle) She went on for an hour.
Now, befroe you turn me into CPS, rest assured that there were no painful screams or shrieks. She would stop on occasion. I just knew I had to outlast this, even at the 45 min mark or all the earlier time would be wasted. And she did fall asleep. And I just now hear her up and it is 9:20 am. I am going to encourage her to not stay up quite so late tonight!
For the record, I did begin composing this post while I was laying in bed waiting for Ms. OKB to give up the fight.
And as soon as I dozed off after winning that round my #1 came in to tell me she had a bad dream and I had to return her to her bed.
And I did manage to get to the gym this morning for 530 pump. I came back home and slept from 7-9 though! I just can't get warm....
So, how'd YOU sleep?