Monday, November 30, 2015

a napping house (occassionally)

EZ Red is 4.3 years old and still takes a nap 2-3 days a week. Always on Sundays because it's mandatory in our house, and usually once or twice a week depending on if he needs it or I need it. Look at all of his sweet sleeping freckles though! They really came in this summer and are camped out to stay. He's big enough and noisy enough that he naps in our bed most of the time so he can stay far away from Sully and then no one will get mad about someone waking the other one up (because NOTHING makes us more angry. nothing.) This makes bedtime fluctuate from 7:30 to 10pm... but it's worth it to not be on a super strict schedule depending on what the day requires of us. 

Sully on the other hand sleeps every day for 2-3 hours, but can be flexible if we're out and about and only gets a 30 minute nap in the car. He is currently 21 months old and is legit turning into a toddler. He is a light light sleeper (unlike his log brother) and it can be tricky to go anywhere near his door when he's asleep for fear he might wake. And when he wakes, he's kind of a beast. Night time used to be hard, then it was great for a while, and just last week he threw us in the ringer and screamed and screamed for hours at night (probably sick, but also because he's a stubborn cuss.) I think the hardest part about Sullivan is that he isn't comforted by the presence of a parent. Matt nor I can't just walk in and solve his problem, so it's frustrating when he's screaming and we aren't remotely the comfort he needs. We're working on it, but some days we wave the white flag and S.O.S and use each other as back up over and over until eventually he dozes. He is also OBSESSED with his "boo" and "elly" and we're terrified that one day we might have to wean him. He's terrifying when he's in pursuit of his beloved items. 

We attempted to put Sully in a toddler bed instead of a crib for about 20 minutes, but it was a miserable failure that ended in him screaming at us for over an hour when we turned the bed back into his crib, but also was adorably sweet when I opened the door to check on him and he was snugg'd right up to a sleeping EZ cuddling like he's never been happier to have freedom to move about the room. He was also saying "EZ! EZ!" as he nuzzled his face into EZ's sleeping chest... so at least we have one good moment from the fiasco. Good thing he has some time in the crib before it's ransacked by his baby brother. We'll see how THAT transition goes ;) hahahahahhaa #parentingissuchablessing. 

1 comment:

  1. Your boys are so cute!!! We are expecting our first boy in January (we have two little girls about your boys ages) and we can't wait!! I hope he is half as cute as yours!!!