Thursday, January 20, 2011

Lala's bed


I will start by saying Zander's first word (at the age of 6 months) was Ayda, it was very clear. He said it perfectly. A few weeks ago, he stopped calling Ayda, Ayda and started calling her "Lala". It is very sweet, lots of, "oh Lala" "my Lala". Now onto the purpose of my post.

I have a confession to make...Zander is just shy of 20 months and up until this week he has only slept in our bed. In fact, I took down his crib because I knew he would never sleep in it. Furthermore, Zander has never slept through the night.


We decided it was time to move him into Ayda's room. We started earlier this week and it has been interesting. While Zander slept with us, he never used or liked blankets. With Ayda he insists on pulling the blanket up and over his head. I thought this was Ayda's doing but have learned it was all Zander. So far, there are lots of tears but also Zander slept until 2am one night. I know I know, that isn't great but for Zander it is really progress. Last night, he even went back into her bed after waking up. He loves his Lala, he calls out for her, he bosses her to "Move Lala, move."
I will keep you posted on this new sleeping arrangement. Hope to report soon that my almost 2 year old is sleeping through the night :)

notice how red his cheeks are...this was our first night. He cried for almost two hours before going to sleep.

7 comments:

Kathie said...

Gavin is 23 months and has slept through the night only about 15 times all spread way apart. It is killer when my 4 month old sleeps better than him! Good luck with the changes.
Oh, so what does Ayda think about it?

Nika, Travis, Ayda and Zander said...

Ayda loves him in with her. She is very good with him even when he cries. If she wakes up in the night she just says, "it's ok, go into Mama's room."

Miss Deja said...

I love the nickname Lala. That's pretty dang cute!

grammy said...

I love the pic of the week!!! I did that just the other day. It's very embarrassing....I love Lala and Zander. What cuties they are.

JG said...

Ayda's face in the last picture: priceless. I love how much Ayda and Zander love each other. :) Makes me sooo happy.

Smolkaville said...

Awe, how sweet. What does Ayda think of her new sleeping arrangements? :) Good luck with getting Z to sleep through the night. I had no idea he wasn't a big sleeper. BTW, it was great to see you last month!

Ashley Gower said...

YEAH ZANDER! Hope it's getting better and better each night for you guys.