Sunday, March 15, 2009

Sleep

The word sleep is a very sensitive one at our house lately. For the past month Camden has decided he doesn't care for much of it anymore. This causes a problem with an eight month pregnant Mama and a Dad who gets up early for work! The level of patience in our house is nearly non existent!

The other night Camden decided he wanted to be up every two hours and then up for good at 6am. And a few hours later, for the first time in history I found him dead asleep on the couch. I set him there to watch cartoons while I got ready because he was in need of constant entertainment. When I noticed he was rather quiet I peeked in on him and found this, I about died. I guess he will sleep if he is tired enough! Too bad I couldn't curl up on the couch a fall asleep myself.

Seeing how none of us were getting sleep anyway, we decided we might as well transition him into a toddler bed. He will sit on the bed during the day to read books and acts like he enjoys it. But as soon as he lays there for a nap or night, he hates it. We have tried letting him fall asleep in his crib and then moving him to the bed. But if he wakes up in the night he won't go back to sleep unless he's in his crib. This is a joke. I'm not sure how it will ever work out!

So needless to say we have been seeing a lot more of this...
and this on the couch lately! Who needs sleep anyway?

7 comments:

Natenkell said...

I am SO sorry! Sleep is a huge thing for me, too. Especially when I'm pregnant. It drives me nuts when my kids won't sleep at night, but sleep during the day all while I'm sitting there wishing I could sleep during the day too. I really am sorry.

Gabaldon said...

Geez, that sucks I hear you "who needs sleep?!" LOL....I hope it works out soon, before your new baby is due:)

I love that he has a dark cabbage patch doll...adorable:)

Cute picture of Cam & his daddy!

Amy C said...

I'm so sorry! It is so hard when you are not pregnant to deal with kids that don't sleep! I hope he soon adjusts, and you guys can get some good sleep!

Tawnya said...

Ugh that SUCKS! Talk about drawn-out torture. I hope it improves soon. And Dan needs to get a little sun on his upper arm. ;-)

Kenzie said...

That is so hard but that picture of him and Dan is so cute!

Heather said...

If you want my advice, put him in his bed at night, give him a fun book to read and a sippy full of water and shut the door. If he is like Neelah, he will spend the first few nights crying at the door and reaching his little fingers out. She would fall asleep on the floor but after about a week, she got it and day to day the crying got less and less. Now she wakes up every moring and tells me that she slept in bed all night long. Good luck.

Andee said...

oh man! I don't know how I would be able to handle that while PREGNANT!
I wouldn't be able to. Seirously. good luck!!!! maybe he's just catching up before the new baby gets there..lol hopefully it gets better once he gets a little brother!!