DAY 2 - Sleeping in YOUR own bed

I just know all of you are hanging on the edge of you rseat wondering how my night went. Well I thought I was gonna loose it and give in ...................BUT............I got to sleep from 11pm to 4am. YEAH!!!!!!!!

Spencer went to bed at 6:30pm (he was really tired from the night before) and Emma went to bed at 7pm. So we also got about 2 1/2 hours of free time (me time). YEAH Again!

Emma woke up and was a problem. With all her crying she woke up Spencer. And I just about lost it. Then I told them if they would stay in bed then I would let them pick out a treat @ the store the next day. So they did. And Spencer is the one that woke a little after 4am. Then of course he woke up Emma. So we began our day at 4:30am (once I realized neither of them were going back to sleep.

Spencer is taking a nap (11am).

We went to the store this morning and let them pick out their prize. Emma chose a heart shape filled with candy & stickers. Spencer chose a stuffed valentine puppy dog.

Oh also I have started a chore chart with Emma and she really loves it. She is old enough to understand it. There is a spot on there that says "make your bed" but I told her that says "sleep in your own bed". So she got a sticker for that. YEAH!

Now that last night was better I have the courage and patience to do it again tonight. I say it that way cause I am taking this thing "one day at a time"!

Wish me luck!


nikko 1:13 PM  

Sounds great! Sticker charts work wonders!

Cathi 3:41 PM  

Hmmm, a sticker chore chart that includes sleeping in your own bed. I think I'm going to make one of those for my kids - maybe I'll finally get a good night's rest.

Holly 7:43 PM  

Good Luck Lady...just think how great it will be to have two nights in a row completely uninterrupted next weekend, I'm gonna bring the unisom!...I might wake you up in the middle of the night just for normalcy's sake!

Colleen 8:59 PM  

yea! Good job! Keep at it! I bet they are perfect sleepers by the middle of next week! ;)

Julia Roberts 8:48 AM  

Two nights down. That is great. I will have to tell you sometime what I did with Cierra (she was about 4 or 5 at the time) to get her to sleep in her bed.