Thursday, September 25, 2014

Nights lately

It's been two weeks since we transitioned to the toddler rail on Charlie's crib. {translation} It's been two weeks since Ben and I have gotten any sleep. {insert party horn and confetti emoji here}. 
We thought around his second birthday we would put him in a regular big boy bed so now would be a great time to use the toddler rail on his crib until then.  I made the switch one day while he was napping and was so excited for him to see when he woke up.  I showed him how to get in and out on his own and then he spent the next hour playing "Let's put all my toys in my bed and then climb up and throw them all off" over and over again.  I thought " He loves it, this is great!"

The first night really was great.  He went down without a fuss and fell out of bed only one time.  Fast forward to the next night.  2am I feel the blankets being pulled off me, I roll over to Charlie standing next to the bed with his Eeyore pillow pet.  "Hi Mom!  Eeyore's awake!"
Every night since then he has been getting up at 2am on the dot, coming into our room and refusing to go back to his bed.  We were letting him just sleep with us from 2am on up until a couple night's ago when we realized we needed to snap out of it and get him back to his regular sleeping routine.  We resorted to our tried and true technique of letting him cry it out.  If he got out of bed we'd put him right back in for what felt like 100 times a night.  Happy to report that the Dude has learned to stay in his bed and our nights are once again peaceful and quiet in the Reeder household.  Now all we have to do is figure out how to get him to sleep past 5am!