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I feel for ya! Totally understand. This, too, shall pass – don’t you love it when people say that? Consistency is key, but so hard, I know. All this acting up really will blow over. Give him some extra special attention during the day and maybe reason with him that he’s helping the baby grow big and strong by letting mommy get a good night sleep!
Ohmygosh… the last few days have been terrible with my 3 year old. I feel you. Its not bedtime routine at this point, but we’ve had just different phases when bedtime is great and the next, its awful. Hopefully it doesn’t last long!
[…] actually been a slow, dragging week around here between work and the constant rain. And after discussing regression and setbacks with our biggest boy, he’s slept in his bed like a big boy for the last five nights in a […]
YES, we had lots of regression! I wish I had a cure for it. We just gave the boy lots of love and waited it out. It’s mostly gone (the baby is now 8 months), but we still have occasional moments. Things got better, much better, by 4-5 months.
Hang in there. And good luck!
(Love the pictures!)
Thank you, Natalie! We’ve had a much better week this week and I’ve got some things planned to keep him feeling special and important during the coming months. Glad to know that things DO get better over time! 🙂
Oh and I forget to tell you the new site looks fabulous!
Thank you so much! 🙂
Well it’s been a long time for me. I do remember when my oldest daughter was three and her brother was about to be born, she was very clingy and whiny, hard to handle at times. I think she new her life was about to change. On the bedtime front, my kids were always pretty good going to bed. They’d get up for water, then potty, then more water. But I finally had to put my foot down and let them know that once in bod, they do not come out of their rooms. Consistency is key.
Noah is a great sleeper when he GOES to sleep. It’s the getting him to stay in bed part that’s been giving us the hassle. He’s getting better (4 nights in a row that he’s stayed in bed when we put him there!). But like you mentioned putting my foot down about the getting up wanting this and that had to stop. 🙂