Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Spoiled

Sam has this thing where he refuses to be put down. He will only sleep a maximum of 10 minutes by himself. He insists on being on someone at all times and completely freaks out when he realizes we have put him down. This is a problem when Ben is hungry or poopy... Or when I am hungry and nearly poopy... Or in the very rare times when Glen and I are tired. (Insert sarcastic tone of voice here.)

So... Sam sleeps on us or he screams his head off until we pick him up. I tell you. It's good times here at the Willems' household.

12 comments:

  1. Wow, that sound a bit like Connor. He is mostly happy if you hold him, but doesn't sleep alone either. I think you and Carolyn must have gone to the same party around ten months age. Luke on the other hand sleeps anywhere, anytime. Already sleeping for six hours straight at night. I don't understand that.

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  2. That's not something I really need to hear right now.

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  3. Awe Becky, I feel bad for you. I went to this seminar years and years ago on raising kids. She had a quote that she used all the time and put on her fridge. Goes like this. "And this too, shall pass". Hang in there :)

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  4. Good luck with that! Maybe in a few weeks he'll be an excellent sleeper for you! (cross our fingers and pray hard!)

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  5. I know what you're going through. Jen was the same way. It's hard when you have another child who wants some attention too. Does Sam have a swing? That was the only thing that saved me. I would wrap her up tight with her soother wrapped into her mouth so she couldn't spit it out and she would swing till she fell asleep and would sometimes have her whole nap in there. sound a little cruel now, but I was desperate. Good luck and I will be praying for you.
    P.S. is there anything you need or want for baby gifts.
    Love you lots
    Auntie Sue

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  6. I know exactly what you mean. lol Karah was like that, and still is at times. I've just resigned myself to the fact that I'll have to clean house with her on my hips at times. Either that or just let her cry herself to sleep. Hard to do, but can be done. How's the breastfeeding going?

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  7. Sam's napping by himself right now people! He's in Ben's room with Ben's sleepy time music blasting away. The only problem is that Ben needs music to sleep too and we only have one CD player and there's no way I'm putting them in there together. They'd wake eachother up for sure. So... To answer your questions Aunty Susan... Yes, I have a swing. Worked great for Ben, has little effect on Sam, and apparently I need another CD player. Other than that, the only thing we "need" is a double stroller and those are pretty pricey. Ben needs clothes... Sam's all set.

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  8. Oh man! I wish I would have known that. I saw a double stoller at a garage sale in Waldhiem on the weekend. I will keep my eye out for one.
    Becky, God Bless you for being such a good mom.
    Auntie Sue

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  9. It's me again. I just talked to a lady Iknow who has twins and she is going to check with some people from the twins and triplets club to see if anyone has one for sale. I'll let you know what I find out.
    Aunt Sue

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  10. We'll be praying Becky - poor little Sam. I'm the same way. I love to fall asleep being snuggled. Before I got married, I had this long body pillow that I would lay next to, and tuck in under my covers with me, so I couldn't kick it off the bed. This is infinitely better, except my new model snores sometimes, and randomly gets up in the night to watch Sports Center, which confuses the heck out of me at 3am.

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  11. Aww... It's good to hear that Sam's sleeping through the night now... I can imagine how that could be hard.. were it me, I think I would lose it... I'm the worst multi-tasker on the face of the planet, and to multi-task between children... yipes... good job, Becky!

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  12. In some cultures all babies are held at all times until they are asleep. (Obviously this take more than one person to accomplish such a feat) Some parents use a 'cuddly wrap', (costs about $50) but allows for hands-free holding, nursing, and sleeping (for the baby):)
    You're a wonderful mom, Becky.
    Someday you'll look back, like me, smile, and remember with fondness the memory of these days.
    M. Kurpiela

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