Thursday, November 19, 2009

Changes ahead

I don't know if I am ready for this. We are going to move the boys into their own rooms this next weekend/week. I have been going back and forth in my head as to if I should put them in toddler beds at the same time. You know, just get it all over at once. Hmm...

When I first started asking the boys about sleeping in their own rooms they both said yes. But now, that I have explained it a little further Cameron is saying no, he wants to sleep with Noah. One night he even went so far as to say he wanted to sleep in Noah's bed. Hmm...

So am I crazy for doing this? Cameron is the one who can sleep through anything (he gets that honestly from me I think, I even slept through a fire one time as a kid with everyone running around screaming "fire"). Noah on the other hand. He is provoked by Cameron but then get so wound up and can't fall asleep. Once asleep all is well. But man, some nights he will lay in there for an hour and chatter away. Hmm...

My hope is that not only will this give each of them their own space and help each to sleep better, but also to give me some more one-on-one time with them. Allowing me to cuddle with Noah when he needs the extra time without feeling like I am short changing Cameron. It is truly a "monkey see, monkey do" craziness around here these days and I always feel so guilty when Noah is having a rough time and I hold him and Cameron stays in his bed. I have taken to picking each one up and rocking them while I read a few books. That way they both get a turn. But some nights this just isn't enough for Noah. So hoping that by separating them it will help this as well as the initial getting wound up. Hmm...am I crazy for doing this now?

5 comments:

LauraC said...

My boys are separated and it is one of the best decisions we have ever made! Alex needs less sleep and he would just keep Nate riled up.

I would say prolong transitioning them to beds as long as you can!! Once they are out of cribs, they can open doors and play around and really screw with things. Take it one step at a time. (My thoughts)

Elizabeth said...

No you are not crazy! And I'm not sure what the right answer is about transitioning them into other beds. But I do know that I'll be wishing you luck!

Cathy said...

No, it's a great idea! You have been chewing on this for a while, not like it's a rash decision. And you've given them warning. We just Surprised Chris. Though he LOVED it! And the boys are still young enough I wouldn't think they would be traumatized at all.

Margaret said...

No, it sounds very logical and you have great reasons for doing so. Give it a try and see how it goes. You can always modify it if it doesn't work. GOOD LUCK!!

4 Twin Boys and a Princess said...

I separated the boys at age 3, and when they were 7, Brendan was begging to sleep with Braeden, so we moved his bed into Braeden's room. I regret it though, and am constantly reminding Braeden NOT to wake up Brendan, cuz Braeden needs less sleep than Brenny. BUT, Brenny is the one who keeps begging to sleep with his brother. Harrumph. Dilemmas; always dilemmas. I know, I know. I am not much help. Happy Thanksgiving!

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