As crazy as last night with Tyler was is how peacefully it ended tonight. As mentioned before, we have been having a tough time getting him to sleep in his own bed. Last night we couldn’t even get him to STAY in his own room, much less get in to his bed! If I get worn out, which can easily happen at the end of the night, and Grant takes over, it’s usually a FAIL. Nothing against Grant, Tyler just wants me to be the one to put him to bed. If I try to go to sleep before him because I am completely exhausted, he will freak.
Yesterday we couldn’t get him to nap. Which would be alright if he didn’t need it, but he turns into someone resembling a woman with a severe case of PMS. So I gave up and left him to Grant, after Tyler had been up over 14 HOURS (visions of my life with him as a newborn). Grant decided just to leave him on the love seat while he worked on his computer. Tyler dropped his little jaguar and when he went to pick it up, BOOM!, he fell over the arm rest and smacked his head on the hardwood floor! He was screaming. Grant screamed for me. Instinctually I knew he was okay, he didn’t need to go to the hospital but I said, “I can’t take it any more, I’m bringing him to bed with me!” He was asleep literally in a minute.
Of course, Tyler wound up sleeping to past 9:00 this morning, but I was able to get him back on schedule. We didn’t even bother with a nap since he had gotten up so late. Tonight, it took a little bit, but I got him in his bed. We did prayers and he asked me to sing him a lullaby from Go Diego, Go. I’m thinking, “Go to sleep, volcano” is NOT going to work, but it actually started to calm him down. Just like in Diego! I then started putting his name in the song instead of the volcano, continuing my set with a strange song I remember from 5th grade choir consisting of nothing but “lu, lus and ah, ahs”, bringing the house down with “Hush, Little Baby…” and encoring with “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”.
Thank you and good night, everybody, it’s been a pleasure putting you to sleep!
Now if only he will stay in his big boy bed All Night!