Saturday morning was the first time EVER that Sarah slept in her crib for a nap! Yes, for almost 19 months this child has never slept in her own room or crib for that matter. As a baby she napped in her swing or her little carry seat, but at night she would not sleep anywhere but with us…..you got it….for almost 19 months we have had her with us and it is really starting to wear on us! She is getting bigger and she is so restless….none of us sleep well! I am hoping we are on the path to getting her in her crib once and for all!
I never had this problem with Nick, he slept in his crib pretty much from the day we came home from the hospital…..Sarah is a different story! Not only will she not sleep in her crib, one of us has to be with her to get her down, so if we have company, she will not go to bed until we go up with her and get her settled. This weekend we had neighbors over for cocktails on the deck and she made it until 11pm. Saturday we were on the go most of the day and did not come back until 10pm. Sunday we had our Father’s Day celebration and the last of our company left around 10:30pm, so she did not go to bed until 11pm. We are down to one nap a day and I cannot believe that she does not collapse of exhaustion! You would think she would be miserable and cranky, but it does not seem to phase her at all.
I know that everyone always says, never put your children in bed with you, they will never sleep in their own rooms. Well yes they are right, but how are we going to break the pattern? I keep telling Pat that we will get her in her room when she has a sister to sleep with her instead of us!
Sarah in her prime! This is how happy she is even with minimal sleep…..I wish I looked this good after a late night!
Uncle Mike brought the girls with him…..Mona and Lola……the wiener dogs, as Nick calls them! As you can see, Nick is still wearing the new Notre Dame hat…..I think the only time he has taken it off since Wednesday, is to shower and to go to bed!