Saturday, April 5, 2008

A Great Way to Wake Up

You may recall a few weeks ago we had an incident in the morning with regards to the toilet training. Due to that, I wasn't thrilled at 7:30 this morning when Bear shuffled into the bedroom and said "I pooped".

In fact, my first thoughts were
1) Oh no
2) There is going to be poop everywhere
3) Another dirty diaper first thing in the morning, what fun!

As I was pulling myself out of bed, he called down to my husband who was already awake and downstairs. We all converged in the bathroom where we discovered by "I pooped", Bear meant - "I pooped in the potty all by myself!"

Success. It will be a good day!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Sound Sleeping


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When Owen was four or five months he stopped sleeping through the night.  Not that he ever slept "completely" through the night.  The first two months he woke up frequently to nurse, and then for the following two months he would sleep for four or five hour stints.  So when at four or five months he started waking up every hour or two, we were distraught. This horrible sleep pattern lasted until a week before I went back to work when Owen was 10 months old.

Now, (knock on wood) he sleeps through the night 98% of nights. On some nights just getting him to stay in bed is the problem!

Last night, I waited for the sound of little feet upstairs, for doors opening and closing, for the call - "mom!" Nothing came. Woohoo I thought. Turns out I just didn't hear the footsteps over the sound of the dishwasher. I went upstairs at 9:30 and found my son fast asleep in MY bed, with his How to Catch A Star book, and my book - God Delusion - beside him. It seems he fell asleep reading!

I quietly moved him over, and crawled in beside him. I didn't have the heart to move him to his own bed.