Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Staying dry at night sucks

Until last week Savannah wore pull-ups to bed at night. I hadn’t given a lot of thought to transitioning her to underwear at night yet, because she still wakes up nine out of ten mornings with a really wet pull-up. She’s not even three and a half; I wasn’t worried about it. Well last Thursday after her bath, she out of the blue decides she should wear underwear to bed. “Please mom, I won’t have an accident.” So I agree. She’s done actually quite well since then and she’s very proud of herself. We wake her to go to the bathroom when Ryan and I go to bed about 10 or 11 o’clock and then she wakes up to go in the morning. Three dry nights out of five ain’t bad. Except for one thing. Apparently her bladder is full by about 5:30 am. So she’s been waking up pretty early to go to the bathroom and then usually staying awake. Her normal wake up time is 7. She knows she needs to stay quiet in her bed until her clock says 7, and she’s been trying to do a really good job with that. But now she’s so excited when she’s dry, she can’t wait to come in to tell me. And the couple of mornings she happened to not make it to the bathroom; she of course woke us up crying. This is totally one of those selfish parenting situations where I’m proud of her and glad she wants to be a big girl and impressed that she made the decision herself and that she’s trying so hard… but it was so much easier when she wore a pull-up and I didn’t have to get out of bed before 7!

I have got to go to bed early tonight. I don’t think I fell asleep till about 1:30 last night (or should I say this morning) and there was Savannah, at my bedside, happy and proud of herself bright and early at 5:45am. And do you think I got anymore sleep after that? Nada.

So here’s my plan. As soon as the kids were in bed, I threw a coat of lacquer on the bar. Now I’m waiting for it to dry 2 hours so I can put another coat on and then I can go to bed. I’m halfway there. In the meantime, I’m currently uploading more pictures to our Shutterfly albums. I’ve gotten really behind on that. And in between sets of uploads (and now blogging) I will attempt to clean up my house (how does it get so trashed? oh, yeah, my kids are pros at that.) and possibly color my hair. We’ll see how motivated I really am.
Right now, just lounging on my bed with the laptop is working just fine for me.

Be sure to check in later if you’re interested in the most recent pictures on Shutterfly. I know I'll at least get that done tonight!

1 comment:

Mom said...

Hi Heather, Tell Savannah again how proud gramma g and grampa g are! Big savings,too!Pull ups can't be cheap.Have you tried cutting off all liquids after dinner? I know I do better at staying dry(HA HA ...Less trips to the bathroom in the middle of the night) when I don't drink anything in the evening. I can't believe I am discouraging liquids for a little girl in the summer time.Anyway, I hope you get a good nights sleep.It makes all the difference,as you well know. I'll keep you(it)in my prayers:) Love, Your Mom :)