A little while ago I posted about the disaster that was Asher's sleeping. Well, I am pleased to announce, that that is pretty much a thing of the past. Things were pretty bad for awhile, he wasn't getting near enough sleep, and was a basket case all day, everyday. What we did...
We put the lock on his door, like I said we would. I ended up putting one of the crib mattresses on the floor next to the door, so the first few nights, he would cry for about 5 minutes, and then just pass out on the mattress. I could just imagine his thought process... "I'm just gonna take a little rest on this mattress, until they come open the door..." and then he would just conk out. After that, he pretty much stopped getting out of his crib, and would lay in there quietly before he fell asleep. We did end up getting a twin bed, which he LOVES to jump on. He actually does really well sleeping in it too. Sometimes he will ask to sleep in his crib, which is fine for now. Most nights he comes to the door and asks for "sippy cup milk", and we tell him that if we give it to him, he has to stay in bed and stop talking to us through the door... and he does. So that's working for now. Eventually I am going to stop the milk thing all together, but for right now, I know he will go right to sleep after we give it to him, so I am letting it slide. The important thing is that he is getting the sleep he needs and I don't have to be a meanie-mom.
A few mornings a week, he will still wake up between 6:00 and 6:30, which we are not fans of. Throughout his entire young life, he has never woken up before 7, he has always been amazingly consistent with that little skill (aside from when we are out of town or when he is sick, etc). But when he started climbing out of his crib he would wake up so early, and he's just never really gotten all the way back to how he was before. I am hoping that this is not his new routine. He does still have his good mornings though, so we're still hoping he'll get back there.
Anyway... so yeah, disaster fixed. Bring on the next one. No, just kidding, not yet. Ok?!