Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Wonder of wonders, miracle of miracles

I have two boys, each asleep in his own bed.

I don't know when and if I'll be able to replicate this but the way it went down was that Tiny Guy fell asleep nursing at 8:30. I put him in bed figuring I'd get 5 or 10 minutes, but amazingly enough, he stayed asleep. Meanwhile, I did the bedtime thing with The Boy, except instead of snuggling in our bed, I was in his bed.

He was less comfortable and more resistant to sleep. I wasn't. I actually fell asleep with him around 9:45. A call from Musical Daddy woke me but not him, and I was able to get out of his bed without disturbing him.

The evening was okay but really felt like a workout. I had been on a walk with Tiny Guy earlier and was still a bit sweaty from that, but it was just nonstop with these boys. Until now.

The Boy and Tiny Guy each had their moments of crankiness over the course of the evening. Of course, Tiny Guy's eating had improved all day, but he saved his more fussy behavior for this evening.

The Boy actually started feeling better as the evening went on. Until he slipped getting out of the bathtub. I had been keeping a more careful eye on him this evening as his balance seemed to be a little off. Isn't irony a kick in the head. Anyhow, he was fine as I observed him. Of course the first thing he wanted was to watch Elmo. We finished watching Elmo's Potty Time, which we had started earlier.

By the way, I did catch him making poo and put him right on his potty. Even though he didn't actually go in the potty, he did stay on there for awhile. Later on, he sat on the potty fully dressed. I don't know if he did anything substantial at that point. As I said--I don't care quite yet if he is fully trained but I would love it if he'd pee on the potty or in a cup so that he doesn't have to wear a bag for urine samples. Those are annoying.

Amazingly enough, I was able to give each boy a bath this evening. Can't bathe them together until Tiny Guy can sit up reasonably well. Not that The Boy would really want company in there as he has taken up swimming in the tub.

I also rearranged The Boy's room. It is temporary, because the ultimate rearrangement will be to make his room back into the guest room and designate the guest room for both boys. Even if one or both of them doesn't always sleep there, I'd be happy for The Boy to start out in his own room now. The train table is in the corner.

I hear a 2 year old. More later.

1 comment:

JC said...

Good luck on the diet! Praying that the CT results are good. :)