Friday, August 22, 2008

Oh Sleep, It's Unpredictable!

So I've posted about sleeping the last few post, but I just have to post this because it just cracks me up. Molly has been an amazing sleeper from the time we brought her home from the hospital. She was going to bed at 7 and wouldn't wake up until about 10... I know really. She has always been like that. Stella has really thrown us for a loop. Sleeping has been totally unpredictable the past 5 weeks. Last night was AMAZING!!!!!!! We had Stella to bed and asleep by 11, thanks to Kris, and I finally woke her up at 9:30 this morning I was dying and needed to feed her. This is the kicker. Molly was up from 3-5 this morning. She just didn't want to stay in her bed. She kept telling me that she wanted to play. I told her that it was still late and that it was time to sleep. I feel really bad for Kris he had to be up at 6:00 this morning for work and I knew he needed some sleep. I don't know why she has been doing this the last few night. I do know that she was tired, because after our family prayer she stood right up and said, Bed! she went right into her room and we put her to bed and she has made no attempt to get out of bed so far. I hope she sleeps well tonight, she really needs it. Which brings me to my next point...
We didn't start the day off very well. Molly was in her 2 year old, no sleep, tantrum throwing mode and I was in my needing to get out of the house mode. I called Margaret, my amazing neighbor across the street and asked if she wanted to go for a walk with us. It was a nice 70 degrees and I thought it would be perfect before it got too hot. Margaret was nice enough to say yes and we headed out about 10 min later. It was nice to get out. Poor Molly has tried so hard to be a good sister and she had a green bean looking thing form off of a tree and I was just chatting and looked away for just a second and when I looked back it was being shoved down Stella's throat. Nice! I really have to watch Molly she is always trying to pick Stella up an love her, and she is just a bit smothering. Bless her hear. My cousin's wife Michelle was saying that one of her boy's probably thinks his name is "no" or "Stop it", and that could not be better put for Molly as well. In fact she has started saying "no, no, daddy." "no, no, mommy". Bless her heart there are days I get into bed and feel so bad because I feel like I have told her "no" or been ornery to her all day and it's when I'm laying in bed that I remember she's only 2. Well I decided that we needed to do something fun so I planed to make an alphabet book with her when she got up from her nap. Well there were a whole lot of melt downs and I don't know that it was a whole lot of fun for her, but she likes her book. So lets hope she gets some sleep and that I can be a better mom tomorrow. The book did turn out cute. It's simple, but cute!


8 comments:

jacksonx03 said...

Super cute! Where did you get your materials? That's funny what you mentioned about Matt and Michelle's kid. Hopefully you will get some good sleep!

Amy J.

Brindley Family est. 1997 said...

You are so creative with the alphabet thing. Thanks so much for helping me yesterday. I love my blog now!

Kari said...

What an adorable ABC book!! And with a 2 year old?!?! WOWZERS :) Glad to hear Stella had a good night and crossing my fingers that Molly will settle back into her fabulous routine. Those first few weeks are *BRUTAL* ... hang in there ;)

The Wyler Family said...

okay, i'm sorry about the sleep thing. someday it will all be figured out, right? so... you just threw that abc book together? it's adorable. did you have a kit or something?

Bella Blogger said...

Oh Lindsay, bless your heart. You sound like a mom with two kids, 2 and under. I know what it's like going to bed and telling myself I'll be a better...and nicer, mom tomorrow. Actually it seems like I say that nightly. Hope you are getting some sleep.

Natalie said...

Is Molly sleeping any better?! I can't believe Stella slept so well that one night. Good luck!

I love your book! Don't tell me you made that in one afternoon?! Do you have a Cricut machine? It looks like it! So, so cute. Way to go.

Ashley said...

I agree with everyone, wow! Sleep training is hard, but so worth it. I often feel the way you are talking.

I love love love your little book. I kept wanting to make something like that for Graysen and the best I ever did was some 4x6 note cards with markered on letters. Wow, yours is good!

Katie said...

Funny story about the green beans! I guess it wasnt funny when it happened, but what a cute big sister she is!
I love the alphabet book!! Great idea!