So why on earth do I still treat him like one? Now readers I am sorry if the majority of my posts these days are me venting and perhaps even complaining, but I am stressing out and I need an outlet. The closer I get to my due date...wait scratch that my c-section date (Sep 24Th) I am realizing all the nasty little habits I have gotten into with LM. Things I need to change before the baby comes and I need your help to do it.
I used to have the perfect bed time routine.
Scriptures, prayers, bath, books, songs then off to dreamland for the man. It all changed the night he started jumping out of the bed. We moved him to a big boy bed thinking he would go back to his regular habits of sleeping.....BOY were we wrong.
I start to dread my night the moment he gets in the bath. He is telling me no all the time. LM let me have your leg to wash it...
Let me wash your feet...
No daddy do it.
So because we thought it would be easier, daddy would come in a do it. Now my son has become the boss. Or so he thinks. He is demanding which parent do what throughout his bedtime routine and if we don't comply with his wishes he starts his tantrum. Bedtime is no longer a relaxing slowly ease into sleep time, it is a major battle and often he wins. Or maybe it just feels like it. I am not sure. With baby number two and my husband starting his Masters within the next couple of months I am realizing I cannot take an hour or longer every night to get him to sleep. Especially on the nights my husband will not be here to help me out.
Now that he is in his bed instead of his crib he expects me to lay with him until he falls asleep. Some nights this is 15 minutes others.....I don't even want to tell you. I am at my wits end. I need to know what kind of bedtime routine you have with your children and what I can do to keep him calm at night and in his bed at night. I told my husband we had to wait for baby number two until LM was sleeping through the night and so we had him perfectly trained....now with the baby coming in 3 months my world has been thrown upside down. He doesn't lay down and fall asleep on his own any more and he is waking throughout the night.
I am afraid I will be getting up with two children in the middle of the night and I know that I just cannot handle it.
Any words of encouragement would be nice.