|Scott & Adam under the tree|
|Scott & Adam before church|
|Adam & Scott love their new couch!|
|YAY, jeep! Scott sitting, Adam standing|
|Scott & Adam - ready for presents!|
|Scott wanted out of the bumbo!|
|Adam was happy about getting a book!|
|Adam playing with his new toys|
|Scotty reading a new book|
|Family photo! I have Adam, Jamie has Scott|
We left shortly afterwards and got home an hour after we normally have them in bed. They cried a little bit in the car, and when we got home Adam had a complete meltdown. Screaming like I have never heard him scream before, it was actually really scary! We chalked it up to him just being overtired and overstimulated (which seems to be pretty par for the course when it comes to babies' first Christmas according to most other new Moms I've spoken to) and we managed to get them both asleep pretty quickly. I can't remember if it was a good night or not, but I don't think it was overly awful. The next day we just hung out at home in our PJ's all day and relaxed. We survived Christmas!! Thank you so much to everyone for all of the gifts and well wishes. The boys will look back on their first Christmas and see how loved they were. And one day we will forget about them not napping!
So, now we're moving on to figuring out how to get some sleep around here! Scott has figured out how to roll over while fully swaddled so little man has been sleeping with his arms out for the past 2 nights, and actually not doing that bad. Lately, it's really been Adam keeping us awake a lot. Although, they switch it up all the time, so I'm sure it will be Scott's turn soon. Basically, we've decided to just bite the bullet and get them in separate cribs in their own room. Not planning on doing any sleep training at this point, and just hoping that somewhere along the line I'm owed some good karma that will help me out here. I don't even really mind the every couple hour feedings. I'm not hoping for 'through the night'...I just want them to go back to sleep after waking in the middle of the night. We've been so exhausted lately, and I'm actually starting to get grouchy about it. The shrieky high pitched scream Adam had on Christmas Day is now apparently his new 'thing'. Not the most wonderful thing in the world. This isn't the first time we've put them in their own room; We tried 2 nights back when they were super young, and one night about a month ago. But, the time is now. I want my bedroom back. I'll still bring them in bed probably around 6AM, but I just don't want a crib taking up all of the space. I'm dying for a nightstand again!
So, tonight we're going back to the very first night home and I've brought in outside help. My Mom is here to help me overnight so Jamie can sleep... And in turn, he will take the boys for a while tomorrow so I can have some sleep too! We just need to be consistent. It's not going to be easy and it's more of a pain to walk down the hall 50 times a night, when it's so easy to just bring them in bed with me having them so close.We're seeing the paediatrician tomorrow and I'm hoping she has some ideas too. They are so fussy at night time and it's pretty discouraging. So far tonight we got both down at 8, and had a waking from each already by 10:45. It WILL get better... If you're reading this, send some sleep vibes our way! I'm not even going to get into the mess that is naptime, I'll just say that we are now 'those' parents that resort to loading them in their car seats and going for a drive to attempt to get them to sleep.
They are so lucky they're cute.
|Nice and clean again now that Christmas is gone :)|