I thought this was going to be harder?! Famous last words, I know.
So at the start of the year I was getting to the point where, although AJ was sleeping well at night. I wasn’t. Sometimes he’d wake, cry for a bit and fall back to sleep. Other nights it was nothing much, maybe a groan as he rolled over. The problem as always, is that you hear everything. I have ear plugs and I still hear a lot of it. What happens is they start whining and you instantly get that KNOT in your stomach. You feel sick and on edge because you know they are up and you really don’t want it to turn into a 30 mins crying session. You literally feel on edge constantly, so although they sleep fine most of the time – you as a mum, don’t.
So when it was time to kick AJ in to Lolo’s room it was done mainly for my sanity but also because I wanted them to have enough time together, settling in and getting used to each other’s noises etc before I also returned back to work. You worry. What if one won’t settle. What if one wakes the other in the middle of the night and starts the other one off… let’s not forget they are now only 9 months and 2 years 10 months.
Well I have to say it’s one of the best things we’ve done. They’re great together. There have of course been a few bumps at the start but generally they don’t wake up. Also… coincidence? He’s started sleeping better during the day; he sleeps just two naps and longer during his lunchtime nap. This happens to be as at the same time I moved him in to her room, I also changed the time I took Lolo down to the childminders, double buggy stylee. So his nap has been moved from 9-10am rather than 8-9am which effectively means he doesn’t need his late afternoon nap and… suddenly his lunchtime naps started getting longer too! All rather good really.