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Week 10 (March 3rd-9th): Sleep Aids

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I was going to post some pictures of the snow we got last week. Something like these beauties:

This tree is a favorite of Caroline & Liam's.  When it is full of leaves, they hide under it's branches.

This tree is a favorite of Caroline & Liam’s. When it is full of leaves, they hide under it’s branches.

Do you see the bus?!?! I love living in a place that still has school even when it snows!

Do you see the bus?!?! I love living in a place that still has school even when it snows!

BUT then I went to change the sheets on Caroline’s bed. When I lifted up her pillows, I found her little treasures.

Pillow talk

Pillow talk

The gang's all here.....What's a girl gonna do when she can't sleep? PLAY!

The gang’s all here…..What’s a girl gonna do when she can’t sleep? PLAY!

I had a little giggle at my daughter’s toy stash. She’s never been one for sleeping with stuffed animals or dolls. If, by chance, she does start the night off with one, the “lovey” is soon kicked out of bed and sometimes completely out of the room! (Yes, we have, on more than one occasion, found her dolls in the hallway long after she was suppose to be asleep!)

I have a few friends that have a strict no toys in the bedroom policy. Yay! to them if that’s what works for them. For us, Caroline’s little extra playtime from 7:30 to 8:00 is 100 times better than what we were dealing with two years ago: moaning and more moaning and more moaning. As in hours of zombie like sounds coming from her room! So play away, little girl, and sleep tight!

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Week 49 (December 9th – December 15th): Growing Up

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My little guy has been doing big boy things for a long time. Potty trained for over a year (minus nighttime). Out of the crib by 18 months. Talking in full blown sentences since I can’t remember when. So just when it seems that he has done it all, something else happens to remind us that he is still growing up.

This week Granny sent Liam Daddy’s old comforter and pillow cases. I’d being lying if I didn’t say he was disappointed at first that there were no fire trucks on them. He didn’t quite understand how someone could have a blanket with cars and trucks but not fire trucks. After talking it over with Dad, Liam is happy thinking that the cars on the comforter are being driven by fire fighters on their way to the station.

When I told Liam that I would put the new comforter on his bed, he insisted that he didn’t need the bed rails anymore. Needless to say I was a bit hesitant. It was just last week that I went to check on him in bed and found him with his feet on the pillow. The boy moves a lot when he sleeps. His bed, which was also his Dad’s, is a long way off the floor. Even his fall when we were at Nana & Grampy’s house in Maine, Liam took a midnight tumble out of the bed. But his stubborn bone won out. We would try no rails.

He has made it three nights without a problem. I’ve woken up each night with the need to check on him and make sure he isn’t dangerously close to the edge. He’s been fine each night. Looks like he’s got this big boy bed thing covered.

In addition to no rails, Liam has taken to reading himself to sleep each night.  He loves having his little angel light on and a big pile books beside him when he snuggles in

In addition to no rails, Liam has taken to reading himself to sleep each night. He loves having his little angel light on and a big pile books beside him when he snuggles in