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mouse's picture mouse

I type with Thumper propped against my left arm. After Scooter's early sleep issues (as opposed to current ones), we decided that Thumper would sleep in the crib in our room. And of course, he's having none of it and will only sleep in contact with a person. I'm hoping this will work itself out.

And of course with the addition to the family, we're coming out of our patch of good days with Scooter. Nothing disastrous as of yet, but the return of pushback on doing assignments. Now if only the jinx worked in reverse and mentioning the pushback meant it would end.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

We were prepared for adjustment issues with L. when T. was born--we just weren't prepared for the magnitude of them. Ugh. In a way, he's STILL adjusting (but I don't want to make you nervous--all kids are different, of course!).

Because we had so many problems with L. and sleep, we had convinced ourselves that T. was going to be the perfect sleeper. We just felt we were owed it, which is ridiculous. As it turned out T. would only sleep if I put her right next to me, which meant bumping L. out of our bed--it was all messy and unfortunate.

I am a big fan of the reverse jinx--sometimes it does happen!

Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

I know exactly what you are talking about. Our little guy rarely goes down without a fight. We are shocked on nights when he just goes to sleep after being tucked in. We both know it doesn't last, so don't really talk about it all. I'm counting on him being a better sleeper once he's in school because that's what happened with our B. I am hoping for the best!

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

T.'s sleeping definitely improved when she hit school, but now we're going through a clingy/separation anxiety phase. Some night are better than others (as long as we don't jinx the good ones!).