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Friday, March 4, 2011

7 days

There are still 7 days until Ben officially turns two, but the terrible two’s have been in full swing the last couple days.

  • Hitting
  • Tantrums
  • Refusing to do night nebs
  • Running away when you ask him to come
  • Refusal to sleep by himself
  • Excessive whining

Sound exhausting? It is! While I know it’s completely normal, he has run me ragged. Time outs have been bountiful.

Screams when I put him down for his nap or bedtime. I let him cry it out in his room for a minute only to walk in and find him sitting on top of his dresser/changing table. So, leaving him alone in his room is now dangerous.

After having to lay in bed with him for a half an hour last night, I found myself googling toddler sleep issues only to find it could be a ton of things. Mostly just a phase. So Ryan and I think he needs a change or distraction. We’re going to either buy him a toddler bed or a new stuffed animal to sleep with and hope that helps because I really miss my “hubby time” at night.

The moral of the story is don’t be alarmed if you see me with circles under my eyes or I bite your head off. It’s been stressful lately. But we are SO looking forward to Ben’s bday next weekend!


  1. Oh dear, I do not envy you and would rather not go back in time either!

    Soph went through a terrible phase too, she would go down to sleep easily unlike Ben, but she used to wake up after an hour and it would be a nitemare to settle her.

    We just persevered and eventually she calmed down. Now we have to stop her creeping into our bed in the early hours!

    Take care and good luck :)


  2. My daughter is in a phase where she mostly wants to sleep anywhere but in her bed. And she always wakes up in the very early morning and climbs into our bed to sleep. I almost never notice when she crawls into our bed and I kinda miss her when she's not there. But I'd really like her to have a full night's rest in her own bed. I was such an extrovert as a child that I was afraid to sleep in my room alone. So I don't have the heart to kick her out of our bed as long as she started sleeping the night somewhere else - with luck - her bed. I don't have any advice, just to let you know you're not alone with sleep issues.


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