Well, 3 months ago, we initiated some changes: we moved Benjamin in a big boy bed and put the boys in the same room. We did it early on in my pregnancy so that they would totally be adjusted by the time baby arrived. It didn’t start off well. There was a LOT of “playing” (taking clothes out of dresser drawers, dresser diving, wrestling, taking Keaton’s slats off his bed and sword fighting with them, etc…) In the midst of this, Benjamin decided he didn’t even want to sleep on his toddler bed we bought him and resorted to sleeping on the floor, which, lead Keaton to do the same – two perfectly good beds and neither were being used.
So we moved Benjamin’s bed into the baby’s room and whenever the chaos was too much, I’d send Keaton to sleep in there.
Well, it had become a daily occurrence of Keaton going to sleep in the baby’s room — for bedtime AND naptime. We finally decided to just move Keaton in there for good. Basically, he’ll understand better to leave the baby alone than Benjamin would – and Keaton, while it takes him awhile to go to sleep, SLEEPS. Seriously – we have played piano, rang the door bell, talked to him and he just sleeps, sleeps, sleeps. So, I think he’ll do better sharing with the baby than Benjamin would — we’ll see in a couple months 😉
So, last night was the first night of this new NEW arrangement. It went perfect — and they even SLEPT IN!!!! Keaton woke up at 7 and Benjamin at about 720!!! I’m not banking on that being a regular happening, but I won’t argue with it!
Naps have started and so far so good, except Keaton just came out asking if he could play now…not so much! 😉 I gave him some books and told him to look at them and then go to sleep and NOT come out asking for more…we’ll see.
But I peeked in on Benjamin – totally passed out asleep!
I have a feeling we’ll all be a bit happier with the new NEW arrangement! 🙂
In other news:
- We have our follow-up ultrasound in the morning to re-check baby’s growth.
- I’m 26ish weeks (I lost track around week 18) 😉
- We still don’t know gender, but are gladly accepting guesses
- We have a fantastic (to us) boy name, but can’t agree on a girl name (Zach is pretty much agreeing to any name I say at this point, but after 10 minutes, I hate the name…ha!)
And I think that’s it… Will update after the ultrasound tomorrow 🙂