boys in the crib

boys in the crib

As of Wednesday, the boys share a room. Actually, that’s stretching the truth a little bit. As of Wednesday, Oliver’s crib was moved into Simon’s room. The boys were thrilled. Simon loves the crib. He’s fallen asleep in it almost every night since then. Which means we’ve had to move him before we put Oliver in. It’s not always successful. If Simon wakes up, or isn’t quite asleep, he’s inclined to go back in the crib, and despite all of our warnings and pleadings, he’ll often wake Oliver up in the process.

Still, it hasn’t been as awful as I thought it would be. I expected several weeks of one or the other (or both) of them waking up in the middle of the night and spending a lot of time putting kids back to bed when I’d rather be sleeping. It hasn’t quite been that way. Simon did wake up one morning and come into our room asking for breakfast. He hadn’t eaten his dinner the night before, so I was ready to give him some when I checked the time. It was 4:30. And then last night we put Oliver in his crib, asleep, 3 times and 3 times he woke up and started screaming. Simon didn’t stir, but we ended up sleeping with Oliver in our bed anyway.

Children . . . can’t sleep with them, can’t sleep without them.

6 thoughts on “boys in the crib

  1. I love that Simon loves the crib so much. Good luck with getting the boys on a good sleep schedule. It sounds exhausting!

  2. on the nights when it’s hard that the kids share a room, i remind myself that they will have a closer relationship in the years to come. i think it’s awesome. good luck with the adjustment! I hope it goes quickly.

  3. That’s pretty exciting, and a big step! Caleb and Samuel are doing alright at sharing a room at night (well, at least the first half of the night before Caleb wakes up). I haven’t dared put them down for naps in the same room, though, because Samuel rarely ever sleeps anymore, which means he sings at the top of his lungs instead. Doesn’t seem very conducive to sleeping for Caleb… But it’s fun to see them in the same room, keep up the efforts! :0)

  4. Things are still going really well. They don’t nap in the same room either, but I think Simon might be done with his naps, anyway, so that will take care of that problem pretty quickly. But if they were in the same room, we would have a similar problem. Simon just loves to jump in Oliver’s bed when he’s in there, which would not be conducive to a very good nap for the little one.

  5. I feel like we’re not being tested too much yet. We wait to put Oliver in his bed until both he and Simon are asleep, so they don’t realize they’ve been sharing until the next morning. :)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *