So here on the home front we are busy trying to teach Dylan & Charlie to go fall asleep on there own. They have been awesome sleepers but I have been bad and I rock and sing them to sleep. I have decided it is time and have let them cry themselves to sleep for 2 days now. It will go away, right? The crying that is. I think it is turning into shorter amounts of crying but I'm not 100% certain cause I will put them down and go far, far away so I don't have to hear it. It just kills me! I've decided it is ok for me to rock and sing to them for 10 mins or so each and then just put them in the crib. Dylan, my little climber, has learned to pull himself up so he will stand at the edge of his crib and just scream. Oh, it is so tough to just walk away. I have waited this long to do this because I haven't wanted them to wake each other up, but I figure they'll learn to just ignore each other. Once they can talk it will be funny to hear them say things to each other like, "Charlie, shut up! I'm trying to sleep!", or how about, "Hey Dylan, I bet if you put your foot there, and reach over to that, and then just fling yourself, you'll end up in my crib and then we can play!". Can't wait for that one, little smarty-pants.
The next hurdle is sippy cups. I'm trying to get my boys used to a sippy cup so I can transition to whole milk in about a month (can I tell you how EXCITED I am to not pump anymore?!?). Any secrets? I've tried a bunch of things but nothing has worked super well. But then again, I may not be giving it enough time to see if it truly is working. Patience, what is that? What worked for you?
Things are good around here. My mom & dad are back from the mission and I have been spending as much time as I can helping them to put there house back together. It flooded about a month before they were to get home. Everything had to be boxed up, moved out, and everything replaced. Nice that everything is new, but they have a boatload of STUFF! C & D are glad to be hanging out with Grandma & Grandpa though, and I'm sure the feeling goes the other way, too.
Better get back to doing something productive while I still have a few minutes left of naptime. If you have any advise on the sleeping or sippy cup dilemma, please pass it on.