i usually post the cute and happy moments of our life but tonight i'm laying it all out there (mostly because i just need to get it off my chest and to share with katie c.).
this started as an email to my mom and todd's mom but i decided to copy/paste and add to it on here.
LET THE WRITING THERAPY BEGIN!!!
i think gracie's trying to give up her naps but clearly she's not ready because when she tries, and when i let her (which lately is everyday), she ends up inconsolable and exhausted...and usually takes a late nap (4'ish until 5:30-6) and then bedtime is 9:30 or later!!!
here is the recount of my night tonight(and if you didn't know...i'm 11 weeks pregnant, on day 6 of an awful cold, gracie has a runny nose, and todd is very busy with work).
gracie had a cat nap on the way to/from the airport (about 20-30 minutes)....woke up before we got home...lost it when i took her inside to take her coat off...tried to settle her...used time out...settled down...she had a little dinner and watched dora....when dora was over she didn't know what she wanted to watch next and lost it...tried consoling...ended up in time out x4...finally settled...went in to read stories...went well until it was time for bed...put g down at 7 - she had to cry it out...asleep for 30 minutes or so...woke up crying...i let her cry it out again...then up again at 8....heard the binky drop, went in to get it and she was SITTING ON TOP OF the little chest of drawers next to her crib/door...little booger crawled on top of the pile of animals in her crib and climbed out. thank god she didn't fall - i think she's smart enough to be a little cautious - determined but cautious!!!! picked her up...held her ...gave her some water...took everything out of the crib except her pillow, callie, night nights, teddy bear...moved the chest...put her back to bed...tried sitting next to her bed...she tried climbing out...repeatedly laid her back down and sat near her...gave up on sitting near her and i moved to just outside of her door...lots of crying and lots of times laying her back down...finally at 9 she's quiet but still awake!
i'm going to have a BIG bowl of ice cream since i can't drink and then i'm going to bed!!!!! I'M DONE!
i know i need to be more consistent and strict with a nap/bedtime schedule...we have a routine but i've obviously been too flexible!!! i need your advice and support!!!! PLEASE!