26 January 2012

And The Winner From Last Night is...

...Christian! With 7 wake-ups to Daphne's 3. Good job Christian! And, Daphne only woke up crying hysterically twice. The other time she woke up and sang approximately 37 rounds of 'Old McDonald Had a Farm' (did you know Old McDonald had pumpkins? He did. A pumpkin here and a pumpkin there.) and she carried on a long and interesting monologue on how her Ducky Duck is a toy and not for eating.

Never a dull moment.

1 comment:

nathan said...

What do they want/need when they wake up? Anything? Or are they just waking up and wanting you to put them back down? This sounds awful and bad for all three of you. I know you've probably read a lot of ideas, so i'm not sure if you want tips or not...

In any case, it's hard to believe i used to complain about how insanely hard it was to get Adelle to go to sleep in her first 18mos. Yeah, getting her down was a major effort, but once she went down she slept great. Elijah has never been very hard to get down, but he's approaching 2yrs and still hasn't fully relinquished night-waking. I'm pretty sure it's partly because i feel terrible about letting him cry even for 5 minutes, because he shares a room with Adelle. So, i've not been helping him learn to go back to sleep on his own much. Hah, of course, he's so loud and our house so small, it's not like being in a different room would help. Anyway, he's getting better, but it's been slow going. Just a few nights ago, he woke three times, but cried less than a minute and went back down before i went to him. Still sucks to be woken, but at least i didn't have to get out of bed. Last night he didn't wake at all, woohoo!