If you're new to our blog, and would like to start from the moment I learned I was having triplets, click HERE :)
Posts about Colton's Cleft Lip and Palate surgeries as well as the Triplets' Cranial Bands are along the sidebar.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Perhaps we should regroup.

I am big enough to admit when I have been defeated, outsmarted, outwilled (a new word, I believe I just made up). Just roll with it.

So friends, family. I have been defeated. I have been outsmarted. I have been outwilled.
But not for long....

Luckily, I am smart enough to recognize that a new battle plan is needed.

You see, what had happened was....

The first official naptime in our big kid beds, after the first official bedtime in our big kid beds, was a total disaster. And by that I mean, there was nothing about it that was either restful, quiet or resembled anything that looked even kind of like sleep.

To make matters worse, the 2nd bedtime was just as horrid. So much for my kids being good little sleepers.

I won't even go into details. Just imagine through the roof above, you hear jumping, crawling, banging, yelling, crying, more jumping, more crying, more playing. It really was THAT bad.

So Brian and I thought we'd put the rails back on at the lowest setting so there was 'something' that prevented rolling out and also provided 'implied' restraint. (ie. there's a rail there for a reason. Don't even think about going over it.) It So didn't work. All three kicked a leg over and practically walked out of the cribs. At this point, it had been about 2 hours of nonsense and I'd had it for the night.

So I looked at them, and said "Fine! No independence for you!" and raised all three railings up once again.

So yeah, they're in cribs again. There, I said it. WHAT A LOSER I AM!! I just really need to run on over to good ol Babies R Us and buy SOME kind of railing. In all honesty, I think they were having a bit of a security issue with having no railing to keep them in, coupled with the confusion as to why I was letting them be in their room without anything forcing them sleep. Because the MINUTE the crib rails went back up, they were silent and sleeping soundly through the night...Aaahhh. Like the good little Bunchkins I remember...

So there you have it.

The sleep update I had so hoped to avoid.

Now I'm off to buy bed rails and new toddler bedding sets (to entice them into their big kid beds. ) Wish me luck...
(not necessarily THESE sets...)




5 comments:

The Alexanders said...

aww Ami I totally feel for you! If we could have put the boys back in their cribs we probably would have too (we had to take the cribs apart to get them out of their room)! The boys are still taking up to an hour and a half to fall asleep each night, but luckily once they do fall asleep they stay asleep! I will keep my fingers crossed for you with the new toddler beds!

Jeremy DeBauche said...

Hi Ami, I want to tell you how much I truly enjoy each and every one of your blog posts. My wife and I found out that we were having triplets (not expected) a few weeks ago and, understandably, I was a little nervous and unprepared for some of the decisions that we were going to have to make in the coming weeks. I immediately went home and started searching for information on triplets and came across your blog. I started off by jumping around and reading random posts from your blog and slowly, I became more and more comfortable with the idea of having three babies running around our house. To be honest, after a couple of days of jumping around, I decided to go back and catch myself up from the beginning. You all have been on quite an amazing journey and I feel so lucky to have found your blog and that you took the time to document and share your family with us. I liked your blog so much, I decided to start one of my own for my friends and family, but mostly for me and my wife, so that we never forget this time. Keep writing and I'll keep reading. Your bunchkin experiences are great! Take care and thanks again for taking the time to share your experiences with us!

Adam and Samantha said...

ugh...I'm so sorry!!! Those little stinkers! That is exactly why at 2 1/2 years old, Malia is STILL in her crib and Ava has to sleep in the pack and play. Malia would be the same way, and she is such a good sleeper in her crib. I'm not even brave enough to try it. I guess we can't win them all right? Good luck getting them to sleep in their big kid beds! If you come up with any good tricks let me know =)

Brian said...

Sam, don't feel bad about Malia. Jaxon will be 3 in a month and is STILL in a crib with no plans of ever moving to a big kid bed. 16 year olds sleep in cribs right?
Ami, they are still little. I figure they learned their lesson and won't be trying to escape anytime soon. Is that naive of me?

Molly said...

You go girl!!! Stick with it and you will defeat them...Uh, I mean um teach them how to sleep in big kid beds appropriately. That sounds better than defeating your children, yeah, go with the second one...

Related Posts with Thumbnails