While we try to teach our children all about life,
Our children teach us what life is all about.
~Angela Schwindt

Sunday, August 31, 2008

.. and the CRIB came down.

I can't help but to look at my little Ethan right now and just LOVE him so much. He is now almost 17 months old and has grown so much!! He isn't the happy content, non mobile little sleeping baby he was over a year ago. He climbs out of the CRIB, he grunts and screams when he wants something instead of asking for it, but then again he's always cried when he wants something. He doesn't want to be held in one place for very long because he likes to get up and roam around quite abit. He does get jealous of his brother --especially when I'm holding Thomas, and Ethan comes up on it. He also doesn't sit in the High chair anymore, he sits in a booster seat at the table now, insists on feeding himself. He is very much an independant little boy -- so this post comes as another bittersweet milestone comes about in his short little life, I FINALLY TOOK DOWN THE CRIB!!! Very sad for me, because it's the first time that it has been taken down and not set up. I BAWLED MY EYES OUT!!! He's growing fast and with the realization that he is probably my baby -- it's sad for me.

So his room went from having a crib set up to having a toddler bed in it's place. It's been a rough couple of nights. The first night Thomas came into my room around 4 in the morning and said that Ethan was under his bed -- CRYING!! So I quickly ran to the room expecting to see him half under the bed -- but NO he was completely under the bed in the back corner and I had to pull him out. I just don't know how he quite got under there because there are all sorts of shoes, and toys and even a few books that have made their home under Thomas's bed. So he was screaming and seemed quite distraught over the whole experience. And little did I know that it would be another hour and a half before both of these little guys would fall asleep again. Needless to say I was extremely tired on Friday (the 19th of August) and going to pick up the girls from school that afternoon was quite a challenge for me. I WAS REALLY TIRED!!

So sometimes I just wonder how long will the TIREDNESS go on ? So the tiredness only builds because the boys have both been running fevers today, and I stayed home from church to "nurture, and love and comfort" them, and still I've not been able to nap myself. So I really hope that tonight -- all will go well to get some decent time alone with my husband and drift off to sleep by his side. I always feel better when I can fall asleep with him close by. I don't know why but it just happens.

1 comment:

  1. I can totally relate -- the twins were climbers and it was way too soon we had to move them to toddler beds. Luckily, Eliza has yet to climb out of her crib so we're keeping her in it as long as possible.


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