Saturday, October 22, 2011

Bad Sleep Mojo

Two weeks ago Eli waged war on sleep. It was an all out frontal attack and the casualties were many. We guess it was because he figured out how to climb out of his crib and with the new found freedom came lots of attempts to abuse it. It took us a few days to get night-time sleep back on track and a few weeks to get nap time normal but things are settling down. The remedy? Switched him to a twin bed with a railing, moved the locks around so we can lock his door from the outside, and set a very strict bedtime schedule and routine. Here are some pictures from our last few weeks of sleepiness.

Because he was getting such little sleep Eli fell asleep pretty much anytime it was inconvenient.
I grabbed this one right as he was waking up from a cat nap on the couch. I could get him to sleep on the couch if I put on Sesame Street and turned the volume way down.
He looked pretty out of it all the time. 6 hours of sleep a day does that to a toddler.
Sleepy time with his new friend Button the Moose.
Although the lack of sleep was awful for all involved, I did enjoy some more-than-usual cuddle time with my boy.
Story behind this one: Eli was supposed to be taking nap in his room but didn't stay in there long (this was before we figured out how to lock the door). I was sitting on my bed and watched with fatigued amusement as he wheeled himself in on his tummy with the skateboard trying to be as obscure and unnoticeable as possible. Charming child.

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