Yesterday, I tried to be a good mom. And by "good" I mean "fun and easy going." At naptime, Natalee really didn't want to go to bed... after a pretty good struggle, I decided that she could lay in our bed and I'd put on some cartoons. She has never watched TV but I thought she might just relax and fall asleep. I was wrong. She layed there for about an hour but never did go to sleep or take a nap. Then last night she took the iPad and went to lay in our bed again. I guess since she was playing educational games I didn't mind too much. Sean wasn't feeling well and we were all ready for bed at 8:30. That made putting her in bed easy because the house was dark and nothing else was going on.
This is where my big failure really begins: Natalee woke up and came into our room at about 2am, and we let her get in bed with us. She has never slept with us, but "good parents" cosleep so I thought it might be fun to have her in there... she kneed me in the back about ever 4-5 minutes from that point on. Sometimes I could sleep through it, sometimes it hit that spot where you can feel it shoot up and down your back. I thought about getting up and putting her in bed but I was sure she'd wake up and not go back to sleep at all. She was up and about at 4:30. I'm exhausted and I totally lost my temper with her this morning. After we both calmed down she gave me a hug and said "I love you mommy" with her leftover tears still on her cheek. I feel like she got the short stick in the motherhood game.
How in the world will I ever take care of 2 kids?
What is up with her funky sleeping habits lately?
What time do your kids go to bed/get up? (Or, did they around age 2?)
What about naps?
I'm desperate for any help anyone has here. I want her happy, but we both need sleep for that to happen.
6 days ago