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!