Moms, help me out with this. We cut out the morning nap which means, If we're out and about in the afternoon he will probably fall asleep in the car (something he's never done.) Or take a short cat nap on the couch (also, something he's never done.) This has been an adjustment for us all, but he's ready. He still loves his "ba-ba" binky, and although he drinks like a champ from his sippy, I still give bottles every now and then. Now that he's older, it seems like he knows when it's bed time and he's started screaming and kicking when we walk to his room for bed time. Did your kids do this? He used to be so good about bed time, but now that he knows that there are cool things to play with, he wants to stay up!
It's so sad though to hear him cry. Sometimes he'll cry for 2 minutes, sometimes 20 minutes! He's been going down at 7 and waking up at 7, but he FIGHTS going to bed. It's driving me crazy. I know that if i let him, he'd play until he was all played out and then crash on the couch at 10:00, but then my night with Dustin wouldn't start til' ten.... The crying every night and protesting has to stop. It makes me sad to imagine him sitting up crying in his crib all alone in the dark....BUT WHAT CAN I DO?! He'll pass out in our arms in the rocker and then wakes up freaking out during the transfer! He's tired, he just doesn't want to put himself to sleep.
It's not like I put him to bed when he isn't tired, and I don't think his nap needs to be shortened, he's just so ornery! He KNOWS now I guess. It's irritating though. Any ideas?
AND THE TANTRUMS. He seems to react alright when I'm firm with him if he's grunting at me or not letting me put him in shopping carts or his car seat. If I'm TOO firm though and give him that face, He JUST STARTS CRYING, with REAL tears, and it's so sad.
This raising kids stuff isn't easy.
That one little tooth peeking itself out through his sweet little lips
is heart breaking-ly cute.
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