Archive for February 26th, 2009

Goodnight My Angel

GTB has proven to be a really crazy sleeper.  Not a “bad” sleeper necessarily, but definitely not a good sleeper.  We’re pretty sure our boy will always be plagued with bad dreams, sleep walking, and general restlessness.  While this was frustrating at first (and still is at times), I’ve realized that there are some precious moments in putting him to sleep or getting up with him in the middle of the night that I won’t have the opportunity to share with him forever.  Its brought joy (and a lot of tiredness) to be able to rock him, sing to him,”pack his back,” and comfort him.  He has picked his favorite lullabies (Bill Joel – “Goodnight My Angel,” Tom Petty – “Walls,” and the Christmas Song – “O Holy Night), and now whenever I get done singing to him, he tells me, “Good Song Mom!” or “Yay Mommy!”  At one o’clock in the morning, those are the best words of encouragement a mom could ever hear!  Parenting is hard…but there’s joy in hard moments.

GTB’s transition to sleeping in a big boy bed (which translates to “sleeping anywhere BUT his crib):


(amazingly, GTB fell out of bed…flat on his face…and never woke up)


(GTB and Eli discovered that jumping on the bed is AWESOME!)


(on Halloween, GTB decided he LOVES to sleep on couches…he would rather sleep on a couch than anywhere else)


(he snuck out of bed a few weeks ago…collected all those toys/animals…and climbed back into bed)


(we rarely see moments when GTB is sleeping like a sweet normal child…we take pictures to give ourselves hope that he’s not totally insane)


(did you notice something missing from this picture?  that’s right…GTB’s head which is hidden underneath the blanket)


(GTB asleep two days ago with all his nasty pink eye-ness)


(as I’ve been typing, GTB snuck out of bed and is currently asleep on the kitchen floor which is definitely a more logical place to take a nap…he’s been sleeping soundly for an hour..I think I’ll leave him)

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