Initially, I was digging deep to be a hard a$$ and make him sleep in his own bed. Most times, he would fall asleep on the couch and we would gently move him to the toddler bed in his room. Then, he'd wake up 3-5 times a night. The first few times we'd put him back in the bed and sit next to him until he fell back asleep. Around 3am, we were too tired and would just scoop him up into our bed.
|Napping like a king in mom and dad's bed|
|The old nightly routine when the hubs was home|
So things changed.
Ketchup suggested we try moving his bed into our room. It really didn't appeal to me but it was my only option since I suck at the whole "tough love" thing.
|G's new digs in our room|
It's still a work in progress. Naps are pretty inconsistent (now sleeping one hour instead of 2-3 hours) and he now wakes up between 6 and 6:30am every morning (instead of his previous 7-8am wake ups.) He wakes up 0-2 times a night but goes back to sleep pretty easily. More than anything, I'm so grateful to have time with the hubs again. We put G down and watch our shows and have ice cream together in the living room and we can talk freely because we're not worried about waking G.
The ultimate goal is for him to be comfortable and confident alone in his bed and then move him to his room when the hubs finishes his big boy (twin) bed.
We'll see...baby steps.