Monday, April 9, 2012
Project 52 - Dreaming
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Can you tell what the Fix-It Girl is doing up there? She's helping her daddy take apart the crib that was in our master bedroom. And then she helped him put it back together in the newly named "kids room."
Did you catch that? YES! Oliver is finally sleeping in the other room and I have returned to the master bedroom (goodbye Coleman air mattress on the stair landing...it's been real these past few months). I have been very scared to pull off the two-kids-one-room bandaid because I already wake up enough at night thankyouverymuch, no need to add in more wake-ups involving more children. But good Lord, it was time. Besides, Bella has been complaining of being lonely in her room after getting to share a room as a family in Chicago. Problem solved! Now she has company in the form of a 9-month-old baby boy.
So how's it going? The first night started off terribly, leaving Husband and I laughing somewhat hysterically and wondering what we had done. Oliver continued to wake up a few times that night, including staying up for a full hour in the middle of the night, which he is not his M.O at all. But Bella did okay with blocking out all his noise and our trips in and out of the bedroom. We have since discovered that we are dealing with more teeth (8 and counting!) so that explains Oliver's behavior. Last night went well even with Oliver waking up a couple times. I'm not sure how it will work to wean Oliver off his night feedings and do some gentle sleep training, but I guess it will get figured out. Maybe he'll magically start sleeping through the night. HAHAHAHA. (Weep.)
Having my master bedroom back has given me such a sense of calm and peace and SPACE. Space. I have my own space. With a door. That shuts! I haven't had that in months! Everything in our too-small home was infiltrated with kid stuff and now I have a full room to myself. Plus, the treadmill is free to use at all times of the day, opening up a lot of options for exercise.
I keep looking at my bedside table and getting a giddy feeling.
Actually, the first night I had my bedroom back, I forgot about the concept of a bedside table and was all, "Wish there was a way to have a small light close to my bedside and a place to put my glasses" for a couple of minutes until I remembered how life works.
And here is where you can insert a joke about how I done gave birth to mah smarts when I gave birth to mah baybees. A-yuk, yuk.