This week I am very, very wishful..
I am once again, trying to get the kidlet to sleep through the night with out me in the room.
My last attempt just left me too exhausted after awhile and I ended up back in her room on the floor.
I coslept for a few months shy of three years, so I know to expect an adjustment but gaaah. I was not expecting to have her up every 2 hours (sometimes, we were lucky and it was 4hrs) and then asking for a nurse to drift back to sleep.
So, this week I am trying something different. I had her work on her room with me, my night amusement things are out of there. i.e flashlight, books, etc.
I had her put her butterfly wall stickers up, set up an art station for the early mornings, something for her to do. Went through her books and refreshed the bookshelf and had her choose some dolls for her bed,
I also gave her the option at nap time of gate on the door, or shutting the door. Something of a trial run.
She chose the gate, I am not sure if that helps or hurts it because even nap didn’t go more than an hour today. I wasn’t in the room. Sigh,
She has however, really adjusted to playing quietly in her room.
I gave her, milk as always before bed, reminded her that she would get a sticker tomorrow for her sticker chart if she stays quietly in her room all night and told her I was going to bed to sleep with my dolly. Lol. (We have identical cabbage patch kids in our rooms)
Here’s hoping. It’s pretty quiet, in there now.
I also had her pick out a sheet for her bed online and an alarm clock that teaches kids when they can get up by using an animal on the clock with eyes that open/close depending on the sleep/wake time set by the parent.
The monkey on a green background won out over an elephant and a monkey on a pink background.
I’m trying everything because I just can not take the floor and not having some really decent me time at night.
I’m also hoping that this will get her to willingly give up her last two nursing times.
I never thought she would go this long, but then I didn’t count on all the difficult things that we have gone through either.
The nursing really saved her from losing too much weight. Especially, while we fixed her mouth.
But I am ready to be done. But cold turkey is not an option with her. She is too ultra sensitive for that. Not to mention so am I.
I don’t believe in the barbaric cry it out method.
On the bright side she blew me a kiss from her bed tonight with out any influence from me. *heart explosion*
She is not very affectionate with people, even me, so it’s hard. Especially when she kissed the butterflies around her bed goodnight and doesn’t want to kiss me. She has said a few times “that’s gross”.
I really, really hope my affectionate little girl comes back.
I am also wishing for some nice weather. It has been nonstop raining here for DAYS and DAYS.
I have had to get out the rain gear and just go with it because we get cabin fever really easily.
Winter is going to be brutal. I hate snow, and kidlet has not been a fan as of yet. So this winter will be another experiment for her.
It almost started this week, they were calling for snow yesterday, but it blew over. THANKFULLY.
I am so not ready for that mess yet.
How did you survive transitioning your kids to their own bed/rooms??