Is OVER!About a week ago, Thad discovered how to escape his crib and our lives have not been the same since. One would think that since he didn't walk until he was 17 months old, that we might have a little time before we had to deal with this. But NO. About a week ago he figured out the vaulting maneuver necessary to launch from the mattress on the lowest setting, over the rail, in the highest position.
We use to lay him down in his crib, awake, and that was it, until about 7-8 in the morning. Not anymore! I feel like we have a newborn again!! 2 nights ago it took 2 hours to get him to stay in his bed. We put him back to bed 37-yes, I counted-37 times! We tried putting the mattress on the floor, thinking the idea of being trapped in was making him upset. This did NOT work. It took him 2.5 seconds to get up and to his door instead of the 4.5 second it took from his crib. We tried holding the door closed. For about 15 minutes he cried, banged on the door and stuck his adorable little fingers under the door, then finally just as we suspected............SILENCE. We let several silent minutes pass then decided to sneak in and carry the sleeping angel to bed. We slowly opened the door- and found him sitting on the floor wide awake staring at us. This was after about an hour of trying. You would think he would be exhausted by then. We sure were.
Last night, we finally got him to sleep about 8:30 (this is about his normal bed time, but we started early.). He was up at 10:30, 11:30, and then at 4:00 for good! He would not go back to sleep and both boys were awake when I left for the gym at 4:50. That is just NOT RIGHT!
His nap times are shot too. He use to nap for at least 2 hours and sometimes 3, now it's 45 minutes if I'm lucky. I'm just thinking 8:30/9:00 pm until 4:00 am with a 45 minute nap is just not enough sleep for a 19 month old. Who's with me???
The only one who might be getting something out of this situation is Rhett. I've always said in the most loving way, that Rhett was my "difficult" child. Thad is lately making Rhett look like a Golden Child!! Kidding aside, I know that each child has their own special personality and I love that! I know God has big plans for both of my strong-willed (difficult), determined (stubborn) little guys. I pray as they grow he will use these characteristics in them to His glory!! (I also pray for more than 4 hours of sleep tonight!;)
Sorry there are no cute pictures to go with this post. There hasn't been much cuteness going on here lately. And if there was......I was too tired or frustrated to take a picture of it.
**If anyone has any tips to share for our little issue, please do.