First, the toddler bed woes: These are the stressful and tiring aspects.
We put Natalie in the toddler bed last Thursday night. She absolutely wouldn't stay in it without me in there, so I figured for the first few nights I'd stay and then slowly start weening her off of needing me. It worked pretty well. She was asleep within 30 minutes. She did wake up at 2:30 am, but I took her back to bed, told her she had to go back to sleep in her big girl bed and she was out within 3 or 4 minutes. The 2nd night got skipped because she ended up going to spend the night with her Uncle and Aunt and cousins. The 3rd night she went to sleep ok, but starting around 3am we went through a cycle of: wake up, get up screaming, I'd take her back to bed, she'd go to sleep, I'd go back to bed, 5 minutes later she was up again. We did this until nearly 5am. And then last night, was almost a repeat, except the cycle started around 1am and lasted til about 3am. I'm at a bit of a loss about what to do, except just keep on in hopes that she'll adjust and stop waking up so much.
Of course one added little problem is that she didn't get her regular naps on Saturday or Sunday. Which resulted in 2 hour meltdowns on both Saturday night and Sunday night. We've NEVER had to take her out of a restaurant for acting up or to discipline her, and we eat out 2-3 times a week, but last night John had to during one of her meltdowns. She was screaming, crying, and throwing food and her sippy cup. So, now that we're back on a regular routine this week and she WILL be getting her normal naps, I'm hoping that will improve the nightime situation too.
That was the not so fun part of the weekend. Now on to the fun part.
Since Natalie stayed with family Friday night and most of Saturday, I scrapped and took it easy. John had a class he had to go to for work on Saturday, so had the house to myself. It was strangely quiet, but nice.
Then yesterday afternoon, my family threw me a little baby shower for upcoming arrival. Most of the better pics were of the kiddos. Here are a couple of pics from that.
Natalie and her cousin Julia
Two things about baby#2 I don't think I've mentioned yet: We finally decided on a name. Abigail Morgan. AND at my last doctor appointment, the C-section was scheduled for June 20th. So unless I go into labor before then, that's the day. I need to take another profile pic. I'm most definitely pregnant. LOL!