February 29, 2008

We're in the army now

Today Mason started to army crawl. He is well on his way to becoming a crawler. Good Job!

Two Nights of Bliss Again

So, I keep having only having two great nights of sleep and after much thought I have come to the realization that the nights that Mason sleeps until 6am are on the nights that Scott's not home. I think that some how Mason goes to sleep telling himself that Daddy's home tonight so if I cry loud enough, long enough, and hard enough either Daddy will come in my room and talk to me and rock me or Mommy will finally give in and bring me to their bed. It is really strange because this week Scott has been gone 5 out of 7 days and Mason has slept until 6am for four of them and 7:05 for one of them. He did however sleep until 5:30 on one of the nights that Scott was home.
One good thing out of all of this is I now know that he does not need to eat and his stomach does not hurt so now I need to figure out what to do. I think the first thing we need to do is not allow Scott to go in his room. But, this is not very fair for me. I already have to get up with him most of the time and now I will be getting up with him all of the time. And now with the new rules of getting up with him I can not just bring him to bed with us I actually have to get up, go in his room, put his pacifier in his mouth, and walk out. I must do this over and over until he either goes to sleep or the clock turns 6am. I know most of you are probably thinking you should just let him cry... I have tried that. We did that with Shea, but with Mason one of two things happens he either cries so loud that Shea wakes up (having two kids up at 4 am not so great) or he cries so hard you can not even console him. He turns into that kid that cries so hard that he starts to hyperventilate and cannot calm down for hours.
So with that all being said. Please pray for me, that I will have the strength to get up every night and be able to keep up with Shea every day.

February 17, 2008

2 nights of bliss

Ok, so in my last blog I was again talking about my sleepless nights and now for the last 2 nights Mason has slept until 6am. I woke up both nights at 4am, I think my body is just excepting it. I laid there listening to the sound of nothing. I was so excited. I closed my eyes and fell quickly back to sleep.
I did not do anything different then I have been doing for the last month or so...
Mason ate at the same time, took his two naps, and got his medicine at 10pm. The only thing different was Shea fed Mason cheese pizza. I was helping Scott empty the car after getting home from Costco when I put the boys in their chairs, gave Shea his pizza, and Mason some crackers. When Scott and I finished we sat down to eat our pizza and we looked at Mason he was taking a huge bite of pizza. We asked Shea how Mason got the pizza and he told us that Mason wanted it so he gave it to him. Scott and I looked at each other and laughed. We figured that he had already been eating it so why take it away. I just fed him is normal dinner between his bites of pizza. Then last night Shea gave him some of his noodles. So I do not know what to do now. Maybe Mason needs to eat real food. I gave him some of Shea's homemade Mac n Cheese, just to be on the safe side. I will again pary that Mason sleeps and that I do not wake up so I can have a full nights sleep.
Just a side note that I thought of last night... I think God does not let my boys sleep through the night until they are 9 months or so, so that I would not want more kids closer together. ;0)

February 15, 2008


So, I have not blogged in awhile. Not much has been going on here. We have been doing the same old same old. And all I want to blog about is the fact that my 8 month old has a stronger will than me. He still wakes up between 4 and 5am. I just do not know what to do. I have tried to let him cry (cried for an hour)... holding him and when he is asleep putting him back (wakes when I put him down)... rocking him in his chair (wakes when I put him down)... standing over the crib and sing to them... just standing over him... keeping him in the crib and putting my hand on him... putting his pacifier in his mouth and walking out. I have done all of these for an hour or so each and the only thing that seems to work is for him to come and sleep in my bed. I can either fight with him for and hour or so or just bring him to bed with us and he is asleep in no longer than 5 min. I really do not care that he comes into my bed. I just wish it was after 6am.