It's twins! JUST KIDDING!!!!! I am NOT expecting. We do have two very big boys now though! Quite independant, if I do say so myself.
The boys have always slept well. Monkey always has taken a 2 hour nap in the am, another 2 hour nap in the afternoon and then was aleep by 7:30 pm everynight and would sleep until say 7 or so the next morning. He has recently started climbing INTO his crib, so we converted the crib to a toddler bed yesterday and added a safety rail last night. He did not want to go to sleep, hubby stayed in there from 7:30pm until 9 pm. He was wailing at the top of his lungs and he shares a room with his twin brother. At 9pm he finally dozed off. He awoke at 2;40am and I slept in the floor until this morning at 7am. That is not too bad. However, they both are waking at 5am EVERY morning!!!!
Now for Tiger. His typical slept pattern is a 30 minute nap in the am, the same in the afternoon. He is usually asleep by 7:30pm and then wakes at midnight. I have started taking a sippy cup in (filled with ice water)and sitting in in the corner of his bed and that has worked. He wakes up, gets a drink and holds the cup for the rest of the night and goes back to sleep. He used to sleep until 7 or so the next morning. He and his brother have been waking every morning at 5am (with the exception of this morning) for the last 10 days or so. He has been in his toddler bed for a month or better.
We have not changed the bedtime routine. We thought that maybe they were going to bed too early and tried keeping them up later, no go, same results. I even tried to eliminate the am nap.....no go. I just don't know what to do. Any suggestions????
While we are on the same subject......... I also am curious as to how you got /or get yours to stay in their bed during nap time. I would like them to have a two hour quiet time in their bed each afternoon (with or without a am nap). They may nap or read during this time, but I would like them to stay in the bed and rest regardless. Any ideas?
One thing we are changing is when Hubby gets home, they are going to be separated. They each will have their own bedroom. Thoughts on this????????
They both are getting so BIG and now in BIG BOY beds!!! Yeah Tiger and Monkey! Maommy and Daddy love you so much and are so proud of you!!!
Any suggestions/comments are greatly appreciated! Blessings on you!