Monday, November 17, 2014

The Mommas are Tired

Jude has always been a crappy sleeper.  I feel like from day one it has been something that we struggled with.  But things were going good for a little while, he slept more or less through the night in his toddler bed and though he got up early, it wasn't all that bad.  And then, we got him a big boy bed, a full sized bed to be exact.  And of course he slept fine in it juuuuuussstttt long enough for us to think it was a success and get rid of the toddler bed.  Then all hell broke loose and we have been battling him every night since.

It is getting better, don't get me wrong.  He is no long for the most part take two or three hours to go to bed (man that sucked).  And he isn't getting up every 15-30 minutes for the most part anymore.  But he is still getting up at least 3-4 times a night and I am still sometimes having to spend the early parts of the morning sleeping in his bed with him.  I'm just so ready for him to go back to sleeping through the night and not having this battle.  We got this cool bunny clock to hang in his room that has a picture of a bunny walking and a picture of a bunny sleeping and the theory is that when he sees the bunny is sleeping he knows he should stay in bed and that when the alarm goes off and wakes the bunny up (silently), then he can get up too.  I think it is helping some, but he is still getting the idea down.  Fingers crossed he keeps just getting better and better with the sleeping.  

Jude, as he getting closer and closer to 3, is turning into quite the talker.  He just has so many things to tell me and ask me about all day long, it is so cute.  Last night going to bed he asked me what the names were for the two stuffed monkeys he sleeps with.  And I told him that one of them was Curious Geoge and he liked that and told me maybe they were both Curious George.  But then he pointed out to me that on TV Curious George doesn't have a tail and this monkey did, so it couldn't be named Curious George after all.  So funny.  A few days ago S was trying to get him to say please for something he wanted and she told him he needed to say the magic word and he replied to her "magic word!" Instead and cracked us all up.  He loves to be funny and he loves to tell us when things are funny.  He is a silly guy.

In other news, I'm doing better than I have been in a while.  Menopause is hard guys, especially when you can't have any hormones.  My mood swings have been out of control and I've just been so darn angry all of the time and depressed that it was really starting to effect our family.  So I'm taking Welbutrin and I'm starting to feel less and less like a crazy person.  I guess that's probably why I haven't blogged in weeks, I had nothing good to say. I'm going to try to get back on the blogging though, I miss it!


  1. Kids that do not sleep will suck the life out of you. For real. I hope he adjusts sooner than later.

    Menopause. Yeah, it sucks. I am pretty sure I am having the early signs of it and the moodiness is intense. Blogging is my therapy and anger management all in

  2. Nice to see you blogging again.

    Sleep sucks at our house and I found it definitely gets easier at age 5 with respect to going to sleep easily. Our 3 year old has hit a rough patch and he sleeps so lightly that everything wakes him.