Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Together at Last

Yesterday Asher had his 4 month check-up. Except for the skin rashes that both my kids deal with CONSTANTLY, Asher is the perfect picture of health. I feel so blessed. Brennan got the same report at his check-up last friday.

I did bring up with my Dr. some concerns about Asher's sleeping. The Dr. suggested that it might be time to send Asher out of mine and Brian's bedroom. So, as soon as I got home Asher moved out! Yay!!! Brennan was/is SOOOO excited. We went over some expectations and rules before-hand. For example, I warned Brennan that Asher will cry at night, but he needs to stay in his bed and try to sleep some more... he is not to come tell me.

I put them down at the same time, but didn't expect Asher to last because he was fully awake, not even acting drowsy. Well, I never heard a peep out of either kid until Asher woke up 6 hours later. How awesome! The rest of the night went about like every other night. Asher woke up every two hours. (Actually, to the minute almost. He woke at 12:40, 2:40, 4:40, and 6:40. Weird.)

Not for the first time, I think tonight we'll go back to pacifier-free training. Since I intend to let him cry it out when he just wants the pacifier, there's a chance he'll be waking Brennan up, which never happened last night. Needless to say, we may ALL be tired for the next little while, except Brian who is excited to now not wake up several times a night. Spoiled, I know. Maybe every time I bring Asher in to eat I'll "accidently" bounce the bed a lot. J/k.


Kelly said...

I am reading a book called "The Baby Whisperer solves all your problems". I want you to read it! Tracy Hogg is the name of the Baby Whisperer. I don't agree with EVERYTHING she says, but she has some good schedules and tips on sleeping habits and how to create them.

I'm going to start Kenna's schedule development after she gets over this cold that she has.

Hez said...

We have a general schedule: Wake up during the 7:00 hour, down for nap about an hour and a half later, and down several more times after 1-2 hour wake times. He goes to bed during the 7:00pm hour. And there's certain routines involved in there, such as the falling asleep routine. What I don't know how to do is get him to stay asleep.

Hez said...

But I'll give the book a try... your last recommended one "Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child" is a great one. (If only I could find where I packed it!)

Sarah said...

You are so funny! Good luck with the sleeping, hopefully you will get him on a good schedule sooner rather than later!