Now before I go on - How stinking cute was he???!!! These pictures alone make me so happy I am having another baby as I would be in a nuthouse if I did not have that to lean on as my baby is growing up!!!!! Anyways.....
So that night, we were anxious to see how Owen slept. If you have kept up with me for awhile, you know Owen is not too big on sleeping...AT ALL!! He has slept all night probably a total of 2 months of his life. But, he was so excited that day and did take a nap, we were somewhat optimistic. Then it was 2am - Owen was screaming at the top of his lungs at the gate in the doorway of his room (the kids are upstairs). He is absolutely terrified and wanted NOTHING to do with the crib....so at 2am, Shane has his drill out and he is putting the crib back together =). Owen went right back to bed and has not fallen out or even tried to climb out again. So fast forward to March 2009...
Owen still does not sleep through the night. The kid is waaaaaay to old for this and just wears us out!!!! He will cry and cry and cry and he will come up with any excuse to get us to come upstairs, just to name a few:
- Owen will yell "Gee Gee GEEEEEEEE" which means drink. For awhile he would sleep through the night because we started sending a cup with him to bed. Now, that is old news and he will throw his cup out of the bed (I mean chunk it at the door) and then yell at us to come get it for him.
- Owen will yell "I pooped I pooped". This worked a few times as one of us would go check him and he was totally lying and just wanted us to come get him. Once when I was upstairs telling him to lay down, he told me he "pooped" and I told him he didn't and he proceeded to push as hard as he could until he passed gas...niiiiiice.
- Owen will yell "Light on Light on" which means to come turn either his closet light on or the hall light or maybe even it means to turn them off...whatever it takes...
- Owen will start "fake coughing" pretending he is throwing up - that was pretty creative =).
The newest - he will yell "I scared!" - which totally kills me. One morning I brought him down at 5am to just let him sleep with us as I really think he was scared...and that is when it all went downhill. He was officially done with his crib. Saturday night he screamed alllllll niiiiiight long. He would just yell "your bed your bed YOUR BED", so we decided to make some changes.
Last night we started with Claire sleeping in the bed with him and we put a TV in his room so they could watch movies together in "Owen's Big Boy Bed"!. Shane and I checked on the 2 of them to see if they had finally fallen asleep and it was hilarious - the both were asleep, but they fell asleep with Owen's head in Claire's back and Claire's arm pushing him away =). Shane moved Owen back and fixed Claire's arm, but Owen started to move, so as every smart parent does, me and Shane hit the floor so he would not see us =)! You probably have never seen a pregnant woman move so fast =)! So they fell asleep fine, but about 1am, Owen woke up, confused. So I slept with him for the rest of the night and he did really well. He slept all night and woke up in a great mood. Shane and I got a better night's sleep too! I did learn that Owen talks in his sleep - no joke, he kept on saying "I want my fooball, I want my fooball!" =).
I will put up pictures of the big boy in his new bed later when I get his comforter and all that done - hopefully this weekend! Everything is starting to change around here and before we know it, Owen will not be the baby anymore....well he will always be in my eyes...just as Claire's big brown eyes are the exact same as when I would feed here in the middle of the night and she would just stare at me...I love my babies!!!!!!!!
Next time we talk - hopefully we will know just who the next baby will be!!!!!!! I also hope I am not telling you all about Shane assembling a crib at 3am =)!!