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Friday, April 8, 2011

The Sleep Thing. Still.

"So how's the sleep thing going?"

Let me tell ya, I've started to dread the question (no,not really) because I know that I'm about to admit, again, that I got beat by 3 kids. So in case anyone else has been wondering but not wanting to ask, here's the lowdown.

They're back in cribs.

Yep. Naps, bedtime, ALL the sleep times. :)

It's not forever, but apparently it's for now again! Here's the thing- and this IS selfish so do try to control the eye rolling after I say it. :)

I am SO not willing to give up the 3 hour nap just because they want to play in their room. Like I said, I know that's selfish, but unless you've raised triplets you just can't imagine how much I cherish that 3 hour chunk of the day.

And it's not because I don't want to see them or play with them, it's just the opposite actually. The problem is that I would play with them all day long and never get anything else done. And I actually have another job AND a house to keep up. So I really NEED the nap. (Well I need them to need the nap. I just need the time.) :)

So here's our plan of attack- we're gonna keep them in cribs a little longer. At least until they regularly escape. Which they have not done for a week now.

In the meantime, we will buy 3 twin beds (and three new mattresses). Which is the other reason we're gonna try and keep them in cribs for a little while longer...give us some time to afford 3 beds and 3 mattresses! :)

So that's Operation Sleepy Time for ya.

I'm thinking about these beds....cuz they're cheap. :) Gotta love me some I.KEA.

(And I apologize for the lack of kid pictures. I haven't taken any new pics in a few days!)


Kim said...

Ami, you can't over think the sleep thing...it will pass so fast, you will later think 'I remember back when it was so hard to get the trips to sleep in their own beds...'. Really, don't sweat it, you are doing great!!

Samantha said...

3 hour naps??!!! Wow, that's awesome! Mine will sometimes do 1.5 hrs. I ruined that a while ago because they don't take naps in their cribs.

Adrienne Gomer said...

that's not selfish at all, it's actually better for them to nap when they need it than to be exhausted.

kershner3 said...

Oh how I miss that 3 hours of uninterrupted time! You definitely made the right choice to keep them in cribs as long as you can!

Anabelle said...

It's not selfish at all to want a 3 hour nap. When Jax sleeps less than 2.5 hours I want to poke myself in the eye! So much gets done during that precious naptime. Plus you appreciate them so much more after.

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