... yes, "perfect Lance" has turned into "naughty Lance!" You all said it wouldn't happen, and I didn't believe you, but alas, I am sorry to say you were right, and I was wrong.
Problem #1: SLEEPING! Of course, as soon as Tallie starts doing 5 hour stretches at night, Lance decides that instead of sleeping in until 8:30/9 as he has done for basically the duration of his life, he is ready to wake up between 6-7 AM! CURSE DAYLIGHT SAVINGS, but I think he should be adjusted by now. Any suggestions to get my kid to sleep in longer in the mornings. It seems like right after I feed Tallie, change her and get her back in bed, right after I fall back asleep Lance is waking up. Yes, that is where Sesame Street and Einstein on repeat have come in handy! But, Lance is so tired in the morning, and I just know he would be happier if he would sleep another couple of hours.
Problem #2: GETTING OUT OF BED! Yes, we had no problem moving him to the big bed - that was until the last couple of days. We put him in bed and he is out of bed saying it is "morning time" or his "nap was good!" Last night he didn't come upstairs after he got out of bed, he went and lounged on the downstairs couch in the pitch black and was just counting and singing his ABC's!
In all honesty, I am about ready to move him back into the crib, cause that would solve problems 1&2 because he doesn't know how to climb out... (yet that is).
Problem #3: JEALOUSY! Whenever Spence is home, he basically hates me. He doesn't want anything to do with me and it breaks my heart. I think it is because I always have Tallie. So, I told Spence, when you are home, you need to be holding Tallie so he sees you with her as well. I totally understand this is a stage, and he will get used to her and used to sharing our attention, but it is hard. He also deliberately does things I tell him not to do, I think just to get a reaction. Any suggestions on how to ease the transition or how long this stage usually lasts?
So, there is a peek into the life of naughty Lance. Any suggestions would be helpful, primarily getting him to sleep in longer. I know majority of kids wake up early, but dang if I can get him to go back to sleeping in, I will be one happy camper.
I still obviously think he is the dang cutest thing in the world, but as he is starting to act out, I just want to respond to it in the best way possible, so any suggestions you have, send them my way!