Monday, September 8, 2008

Sleep, sweet sleep

I think Sophia has taken over this blog. It's been going on for so long that I'm thinking of renaming it The Sophia Diaries. Between her endless screaming in the middle of the night, her refusing to use the potty and running away to play on historical monuments, her antics have taken over my life. But I swear, I really do have two kids and the other is quite busy.



I've kind of avoided talking about him these last few weeks because, well, he's normally a very happy little boy and he recently has not been happy at all. This change came about when Ryan's one-year-old ohmygodpleasecutthroughhisgumsalready molars started coming in. His poor little gums are swollen and red and he is simply miserable, like all his molars are coming in at once. I wouldn't be surprised. The kid has 8 teeth already, not counting the ones coming in. Saturday morning, we found that the top right molar finally cut through the gum. Only 3 more to go!



Now, to get some sleep. Sleep, sweet sleep. I haven't missed you this much since Ryan was first born and would wake up 3 to 4 times a night. Sufficiently Tylenol'd and Oragel'd, Ryan will sleep through the night, and it's a good thing because that big girl bed Sophia is sporting is a challenge for all of us. At least one of us should be getting a good night's sleep and since it's not me, it might as well be Ryan.



Beautiful Princess sheets came in the mail on Saturday and they are washed and ready to go, but we're holding out on her. We've instituted Marshall Law over the sheets. No Princess sheets until she sleeps the whole night in her own bed without screaming for us once. I have a feeling it will be quite some time before that happens.



So, my question, why is it so hard for toddlers to transition to a new bed? In Sophia's case, it's the same damn bed just with the side taken off. The three other crib sides are still up. Why is she waking up? She's always been a pretty good sleeper, so what's changed? Is it newfound freedom that makes children not sleep?

See how Sophia snuck into this post and made it all about her? She is very sneaky.



If you look closely you can see the drool, it's endless!

6 comments:

Autumn's Mom said...

I feel for Ryan...went to the dentist this morning and I don't know what's worse, the endless SCRAPING or cutting molars! At least he can drool. I'm at work and that would probably not be appropriate :D

Mark Salinas said...

I have three kids...I like your site!

Jyl @ MommyGossip said...

What a cute pic of Ryan. And... love the name Sophia. You know, I never can figure kids out. My Chatter Box (age 5) has always been a perfect eater--not picky at all. The past month, ever since we returned from vacation, the kid is pickier than picky. I wonder if it has something to do with starting all-day kindergarten. Either way, it is driving me nuts and costing me a lot of money.

Let me know if you figure out a secret to the sleeping thing!

Tracey said...

Seriously, just repeatedly walking her back into her bed is the only thing that stopped my children. Don't talk to her, other than the first time, explaining that you won't talk to her (not because you don't love her!). A few nights is all it took for my boys, and only a night or two for my daughter. Yawn...

JSue said...

With the teething thing, what finally helped me is the teething tablets. So many people swore by them that I gave it a try. My little man just welcomed his first two teeth.

I hope you all get some much deserved rest...

JSue said...

With the teething thing, what finally helped me is the teething tablets. So many people swore by them that I gave it a try. My little man just welcomed his first two teeth.

I hope you all get some much deserved rest...