Thursday, June 18, 2015

Bedtime with Anna

We switched Anna to the toddler bed because Owen outgrew the bassinet and therefore needs the crib. She has not been doing very well at staying in her bed at night. She doesn't fall asleep until 9 or 9:30 which means she's tired and cranky during the day. I want my happy, sweet, and funny Anna back! Not the one who is always yelling and stands on Macy's head just because she wants to. (Macy was lying on the couch today and Anna came and stood on her head/hair which pulled Macy's hair. I could hear Macy screaming from out in the backyard but didn't think much of it because she often screams for no reason. I came inside to Ja taking Anna to time out and a hysterical Macy.)

Anyways, tonight was one of those nights when Anna didn't want to go to bed and either did Owen. Macy was exhausted and had gone right to sleep. 

At 9 I try putting Owen to bed again. Anna was in her bed but kept coming into Owens room which distracted him. I told her to either go in my room or her room. I just needed her to leave me alone. I finally got Owen down so I go looking for Anna but I can't find her. I texted this to Ja:

"I just had a bad scare. I was feeding Owen (who doesn't like the formula) and when came out of his room I couldn't find Anna. I walk downstairs and see the front door wide open!! I was calling her name but she didn't answer. She was really mad you weren't here to put her to bed so I had visions of her walking around outside trying to find you. Luckily I found her eating Whoppers at the black table. The only tragedy of the night is now we have a bunch of flies in the house again."

I'm so glad she's safe. I hate that she's tall enough to unlock our doors! 

I hope and pray that she will soon get the sleep she needs. In the crib she was sleeping from 7pm-at least 8 am. Now she won't fall asleep until 9/9:30 and is up at 7:30/8. That's 3 hours less sleep! I want my happy Anna back!

She fell asleep in the car like this on Tuesday. We were in the way home from the library hence the little pencil and paper. 

I was able to transfer her to the couch where she slept for almost an hour. 

I came downstairs to find her like this. She must have fallen off the couch! My poor tired girl!

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