monday, october 19


After reading several facebook comments and blog posts dedicated to the difficulty of parents getting their little ones to embrace bedtime, i came to realize how lucky we have it with adali.  if you can remember back to january when we first put adali in her own crib at night, it went much easier than expected.  since then there has only been one solitary, single night where she has protested bed time and i am willing to chalk that up to her recent sickness.  

when the clock strikes 8 i let her know it's night nighty night time and she runs to her room and says blankie, blankie.  she sleeps with her favorite blanket, a few pacis and her flock of friends every night.


and we don't hear a peep out of her (unless she is sick) until 8 the next morning.  i think it's safe to say she likes her sleep just like her mama.  

i count my blessings and hope that she continues to embrace nighty night time the rest of her life…or at least as long as she is under our roof.     

am i the only one out there that has a child that loves bedtime?  

much love,

mama a

6 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Sara T says:

    Consider yourself blessed and i hope for you she continues to be that easy to get to sleep!! My two protest bed time – but once in bed they fall asleep pretty easily (usually**) – i figure all the wailing and whining about bed time for 30 minutes prior to being put in bed wears them out! ;-)
    **sometimes I am rubbing Kate’s back for upwards of 30 minutes before she gives in – Jason started this habit with both girls – rubbing their backs until they fall asleep…. thank you Jason.

  2. Our biggest issue now is that #1 and #2 share a room…so they’re unattended and trouble is bound to happen at least 50% of the time. Part of me wants to let them have some fun; they’re brothers sharing a room…that should be fun, right? The other part of me just wants quiet and to stop having to threaten taking away privileges at bedtime (which makes me “that mom” – the one who yells at her kids at bedtime). We’ve tried it all. Sometimes they’re split up at bedtime, sometimes not.

    However, we have had blissfully wonderful periods of time with each of the boys where bedtime wasn’t an issue. #3 was particularly good about this, and for the most part, he still is. So that’s good…

    Hopefully, Adali will just always be a good sleeper!

  3. Sonya says:

    For the most part, my three do great about going to bed. They all get in their beds awake, and go to sleep on their own. However, most nights we get called back into one of their rooms at least once (this happens right away though). None of them are excited to go to bed either. But, I do consider myself lucky that they all sleep through the night (I get 8/8:30 til around 7am)….

    Good job being a great sleeper Adali! Keep it up!

  4. Mandy says:

    This is one thing that Brian & I have always counted our blessings for. (I am knocking on wood as I type this in order not to jinx myself). Nolan is now 2 1/2 yrs old and we have NEVER had one single night of him just “not sleeping” or wanting to go to sleep. From the day he came home from the hospital he’s been an excellent sleeper. We have a routine and stick to it since day 1. When he was a newborn, he would wake up every 2-3 hrs to eat, and then would instantly be back asleep. He never was one to just sit up and cry at night. We always joke that it makes us nervous for our next one!

  5. Vicky says:

    I get my son to bed if I lay with him, but then I’m usually asleep before he is!! I don’t know what he’s going to do when he gets his own bed again.
    We are currently in “transition” at my Dads, sharing a full size bed. You know feet across your chest aren’t that bad.

  6. Rebecca Bruggers says:

    The twins are both big sleepers but lately we’ve been particularly “blessed with sleep” you might say. Growth spurt? I don’t know, but they are sleeping 14-15 hours, with a record of 15 and a half hours at night. Like if we put them down at 7:30, they’ll wake up at 10:30 the next morning!!!! To me this is amazing… and a little inconvenient… and also a slight miracle that they are BOTH doing this crazy sleeping schedule simultaneously.

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