Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Way Too Early. Way.

For some reason, my son has been waking up at around 3:00 or 4:00 a.m. for the past few days, and then can't get back to sleep. Trust me, I've tried everything. Diaper change, waiting it out, letting him self-soothe, even rocking him to sleep and-- I'm a little embarrassed to say-- today I caved and gave him some milk. Unfortunately, nothing I did helped, and no matter how long I waited, he never went back to sleep. I know this because he kept up a high-volume commentary on how wide awake he was, and how much he wanted one of us to come in there and get him out of his crib. And I think you know which one of us ended up doing it, too.

I think it's time we strap down his heavier furniture and set up his room so that he can spend time in there by himself in the mornings. Not only would this make it easier on days like these, but it would also let me start putting him in his regular toddler bed for naps, instead of always using his crib. He's ready to at least nap there, I think; I just don't feel comfortable leaving him in there alone while his dresser and bookshelf are still free-standing. He's a climber and an adventurous boy, and I don't want to hear a huge thunk one day and find out that he's pulled one of those bad boys right down on top of himself. Guess it's time to whip out my big girl tools and do it myself, though, because it has been on the honey-do list for a few months now with no results. Fix-It Girl to the rescue!


  1. Work has furniture straps--you screw the strap in and its got heavy-duty velcro that attaches to itself and then the furniture.

  2. The sad thing is, we actually already have the straps... just have to (ahem) get the energy to do it. :) Wish me luck!