Thursday, July 15, 2010

Sleep, Sam, sleep

I don't ever remember having this much trouble getting Elijah to fall asleep. My mom reminded me on the phone last night that Elijah probably didn't feel very good during his first few months, and that is why he was such a mellow newborn. I spend a good portion of my day walking, rocking, soothing and bouncing (etc.) Samson to get him to fall asleep. He fights it like crazy! It is hard not to be frustrated by the end of the day, but honestly, I love this little boy so much. I do understand that he is just a tiny little guy who is working things out in his little body and soon this phase will be done.

I know there are a million mothers in the world who have been able to care for two or more small children on their own. I feel like such a wimp for complaining about our situation. There are parts of our day that are really tough. But I have to say, being a mom to two little awesome boys is incredibly rewarding. It is stressful at times, but I love it so much.

Elijah was asking me tonight if he could go shopping at the "Mommy Store." Hmmmm, should I take this personally? He did great in his new big boy bed last night! He doesn't realize that he is able to get out of bed by himself because he stays in it (like he did in his crib) and just calls my name: "Moooommmm!! Get out bed!" I'm so happy that the transition to a new bed is going smoothly so far.

Thanks for checking in on us!


Cecilia said...

Look at that little adorable face of Sam, just wanna smooch him!

Have a nice weekend!

Sarah said...

I can only imagine how hard it is with two. Some talk about how easy it is and I can tell by the dark circles they are hiding something! Hugs to you! I bet Elijah wanted to go to the store with Mommy alone!

Ehlan said...

So glad the big boy bed transition went smoothly!! Yay!

Olivia was tough to get to sleep for a while when she was like 2-3 months old... and then for naps until she was 9 or 10 mos. old. I did lots of walking, bouncing, singing, humming, and trying-not-to-screaming... Does he like to be swaddled? It helped Olivia for nighttime.

Kendis said...

Silly girl, don't ever feel bad about talking about the trials of raising 2 little guys. Things aren't perfect all of the time and it's refreshing to read about the good and the not so good! Keeps things in perspective and makes the good, easy times that much more happy and memorable. You ROCK!

Tracy said...

Aww, don't be too hard on yourself ... you're so completely normal for feeling frustrated, etc ... anyone would. You're such a great momma to those 2 sweet boys. This phase won't last forever (although I'm sure when Samson is really fussy it certainly feels like it will last forever :( !), so hang in there!

Great to hear that Elijah likes his new big boy bed and the transition into it has gone well. Dominic is now 5 and he still does not get out of his bed on his own. Every morning he calls me still to go get him when he wakes up :). I think it's funny and I don't mind at all that he hasn't yet figured out that he could get out!

Auntie Lissa said...

I absolutely LOVE this pic of Sam. What a beautiful baby!!! hugs and kisses
Auntie Lissa