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!