Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Status Report

Last night, I tweeted this little gem: 

The bedtime battle rages on. I think childbirth will be a nice break from this torture.

So, it is safe to say that we are most definitely not out of the woods with Micah's sleep habits as of yet.  It took over an hour last night to get that boy to sleep and probably at least 20 times returning him to his bed.  And all that was after it took me an hour and 15 minutes doing the same song and dance at naptime!  Honestly, Micah's sleep struggles have Evan and I completely strung out.  We're following the "expert" advice and not engaging with him when we put him back to bed over and over and over and over, but it's been WEEKS now!  It's not supposed to take this long for the child to adjust, is it?  And then there's the overnight hours where I'm hefting my extremely pregnant self out of bed several times a night just to tuck Micah's blanket back over him give him his nuk if he's dropped it.  If I don't go in there, he ramps up his whining to screaming and then will get out of bed, starting the whole nightmare over again. I'm seriously starting to consider writing a letter to Supernanny.
We're trying so hard to do the right thing here, but the patience is starting to wear thin at the worst possible time since we'll be bringing home a newborn any day now! 
Newborn Micah John coming home in 2009
(He slept just fine at this point!)

Speaking of that newborn, we're just playing the waiting game right now.  I'm at 38 weeks, one day right now.  (FYI, Isaiah was born at 38-2!)  I have an appointment with my doctor tonight to check things out, but I really haven't had any contractions or anything else going on as of late to lead me to suspect anything is going to happen in the immediate future.  I'm still thinking it will be at least the weekend or next week before this show gets on the road.  And I'm still pulling for an August birthday buddy! 
I'll keep ya posted!
And let me know if you have any sage wisdom when it comes to Micah's sleep troubles.  Until I get this kid's sleep under control, he'll continue to occupy the room that needs to be the baby's.  We'll be in a bit of an inconvenient spot until then!

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