Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Night waking and birthday stuff

For three nights in a row Karter or Kolton have woken up screaming or crying. Last night I got up with Karter 3 times, two of which he lost his binkie in his blanket and the third for who knows why. I don't know if it's just that I hear it more now that I have the monitor hooked up again or that I feel I have to check on them because they are all the way across the house, either way it's making me tired. Naps have also not been going as well. I used to be guaranteed at least a two hour nap usually from 12 to 2 now it's anyone's guess if they will fall asleep. Unless they are screaming to get out, I usually just leave them in there for some quiet time, for both them and me. It's a switch off who will sleep and who won't.

I'm fixing to start working on breaking the binkie habit and then on to potty training. I don't know if I'm abnormal or what, but I don't really look forward to either one of those. I know with both it's going to be exhausting. I don't really like exhausting, but I don't want to clean poop diapers for the rest of my life and I'm also tired of dealing with the problems that are arising from the binkies. So that's what's ahead for us.

As far as their birthday party goes, I've mailed the invitations and am now trying to organize in my head all the things I'm going to need and the stuff I want to do.

On the house front. All but a few boxes are unpacked. I would like to paint some of the rooms as they are all beige. Beige is ok in small doses but all beige is a bit much for me. I also need to get some pictures and curtains hung. I really need curtains in the breakfast area, which is the area we use to eat all our meals, as that area is like and echo chamber and the kids high pitch screams sound as if they just might kill you while in there.

A few small stresses remain that have been on my mind that hopefully we can get rid of soon. Our house in Shawnee has not sold yet, and neither has the rent house and two we still don't have a fence here. Hubby is working on it the best he can for now, but we are waiting for the neighbors to get their part done. I've stated this before but having no fence has been no fun and resulted in a really nasty rope burn on my leg, while trying to avoid the long line our 150lb great dane is hooked up to. Not to mention the terrible two's have come to visit and with it I think my son's hearing has been affected. No amount of calling their name or even yelling their name stops them from running from the back to the front of the house.

So this was a pretty random, post with several rants, but that's what came out when I sat down to type so that's what ya get.

*I'll have to add pictures later. The server I have them on is currently not working right now.

4 comments:

Eva said...

We've had some similar nights! Sarah was up sounding hysterical 3 times last night. My husband (bless him) got up the first 2 times and the third time she told me she wanted her blanket and went back to sleep for the night.

I also am not at all looking forward to potty training. Diapers seem easier to me than the transitional phase. I'm definitely taking their lead to see when we should start.

Eva said...

We've had some similar nights! Sarah was up sounding hysterical 3 times last night. My husband (bless him) got up the first 2 times and the third time she told me she wanted her blanket and went back to sleep for the night.

I also am not at all looking forward to potty training. Diapers seem easier to me than the transitional phase. I'm definitely taking their lead to see when we should start.

Dara Lee said...

Being blessed with the amazing sleeping child the first time, I am constantly surprised when the twins wake up during the night. And they wake up a lot. For two weeks we've been up three times a night, mostly with Nate. Either because he's having nightmares or lost his blanket or is yelling at his brother for breathing too loud. We've decided that he has a cold and is getting a molar, both of which make for bad nights.

the only advice I have for potty training (and I've only done one child so far) is to take their lead. Gage is now fully potty trained and even though he's 3 1/2, it went pretty smoothly. We would make him sit on the potty and try to go, but never force him to sit for long. He just kind of picked it up one day. I think the twins are getting closer, they both tell us when they have a stinky bum now. (lol)

Good luck with it! And happy birthday to the boys (because I'm on vacation from work and not in my normal routine, I might miss their birthdays).

BoufMom9 said...

Hi! I saw you over in Cheryl's comment section and thought I would pop over and say "hi". I also have toddler twins, Emma & Will, who will be 21 months on the 7th.
UGH! I hear a on the potty training... we have started with Miss Em, but Will isn't even a little bit close. :(
Debi