One day, just one day I believe I will finallllly get some sleep!
A few weeks ago I wrote about the things no one told me about motherhood. One thing I mentioned was how little sleep you get.
I should maybe back track a bit! Our boys have always been great sleepers. Jadyn was sleeping through the night at 10 weeks (I remember because it was the weekend before I went back to work). Colin took a little bit longer and started sleeping around 4 months.
At around 6 months we finally put both boys in the same room. We never really had much trouble with them going to sleep or staying asleep. Thankfully both boys were heavy sleepers that if one cried the other would still be knocked out. As the boys got older and learned to climb out of the crib we switched them to toddler beds, and last Summer we bought the boys a big boy bed because they were sleeping everywhere BUT in their beds.
We’ll fast forward to about a month ago and Jadyn all of a sudden gets sick and he wants to sleep with mama and daddy. Jordan and I have both talked about letting the boys sleep in our bed, we go back and forth because we do understand that there will be a time when they won’t want to sleep with us, but at the same time Jordan and I both understand that our marriage comes first, and well, we like to enjoy each other… in bed. Haha!
So, fast forward a few days and Jadyn gets better, but all of a sudden he is “scared of the house alarm” and wants to sleep with us again. We didn’t want to dismiss his feelings so we let it slide once. Pretty soon as we know it, it’s going on for a week and we haven’t touched the alarm but he is still “scared”, and dada and mama are EXHAUSTED. Unfortunately, Jadyn and Colin have my sleeping habits and they like to move around a lot and somehow their feet end up in my face at 3am which equals one tired mama.
Needless to say, this has been going on for far wayyy too long, and it’s been a battle. Just last week we both finally put our foot down and the boys fell asleep in their beds. But come 3-4 am they are both crawling in our beds.
This is my plea for help (someone help!) Jesus and coffee have been my life line for the last month and I just don’t know what to do anymore. Not sure if we should just really let it go, and let them grow out of or what.
Suggestions, advices and tips are more than welcome! I will try just about anything at this point.
For now I will still believe that sleep is not too far away and that one day I will get a good nights rest, hopefully sooner than later!
One very tired mama.
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