Saturday, February 25, 2006

It is working... I think

So the battle to get Collin and Cyrus to sleep through the night continues and I have hardened myself to endure more nights like last night, but I jump ahead. Monday night was the second beginning to the sleep through the night ordeal. First it was give them water and rock them back to sleep. Then it was no water, but rock them. Then just coming in and patting them, letting them cry after. Now it is all them, while Mommy fights back the urge to go in there to "save" them from themselves. One will wake up and cry, then go back to sleep in a few minutes. Then the other may start up, and then they both are screaming. The desire to go in and calm them down is SO strong and it hurts to stay in bed. Last night it started up around 3:00 AM and did not completely stop until 4:15 AM. But I am determined to get this over with for two reasons: 1) I need to sleep, but everyone knows that 2) I am going on vacation in April and need the boys to sleep through the night for Grandma to keep her sanity while taking care of them for a week.

Yes, you heard me people- I am going to be out of town for a whole week in April! Okay, a day to get there, a day to get back, so about five days, taking jet lag into account (I hope). My best friend is currently living in Germany (at least until June) and she has been there for two years. I have always wanted to visit and things came together for me to do so thanks to my family and her generosity. I know some people may ask me if I am worried about being away from the boys for such a long time. My answer is no, not really. I know I will miss them and I am sure I will be calling often to see how they are, but I NEED this vacation and am so excited that I am going to Europe. I just hope my passport gets here in time.

Collin and Cyrus hang out with Daddy before bedtime.

All smiles for the laundry. Maybe if I teach them how to do the laundry...

I just wanted to show everyone how the boys use pacifiers. They are teething toys.

1 comment:

crochetmom said...

Hi Sadye! You have such a cute family, I couldn't resist saying hi! I am a mom of one in South Carolina and I give you a lot of credit raising twin boys. My one boy keeps me busy, I can't even imagine how you do it with two!!! I happen to be involved in a Mom's club. It is a national organization for stay at home moms. We all need as much support as we can get, and so I just wanted you to know there is an organization out there that you might be able to benefit from. Good luck to you and your wonderful family!!!