Wednesday, October 31, 2007

This sucks, but on the bright side...

Well, it's been 3 nights since the weekend and, on all 3 nights, Kevin is waking up crying about an hour after I put him to bed. I have to go upstairs and hold him until he calms and goes back to sleep. Apparently, I've made an error in judgement and should have had Roni putting him to bed sometimes rather than hogging that to myself since he came home. Now we have issues.

On the bright side, I spoke with my HS SW today to set up the follow-up appointment and, while I was on the phone with him, I told him about how Kevin was this weekend and how he's having trouble at bedtime now. He said, "That's actually very good. I take that as a good sign that he's bonded with you and it's very age appropriate." I asked him if it would be better if he was up in the morning before I left for work so he, at least, sees me for a few minutes each day rather than me disappearing for a couple of days and he said yes. He also told me to allow Roni to put him to bed a couple days a week. I know I've been selfish about the bedtime routine, but I really thought it was working so well. We all eat dinner together, but Roni feeds him during dinner. She bathes him and gets him in his PJs and I take him to bed and get up with him during the night. Either one of us feed him his breakfast and lunch, but I put him down for his naps. I thought it was a good routine that was working so well, but I guess we need to switch off and take turns so he doesn't get so messed up. Only 2 nights left until the weekend and he's still messed up from last weekend. Like I said...this sucks.

3 comments:

Pug Mom said...

Awwww, poor Kevin! I can totally understand the guy - I was a complete momma's girl when I was kid, and I literally was her shadow if she let me. But with this new Roni-puts-him-in-bed-too thing, he's gonna come around :) Although it's always nice to know he's got a special place in his heart just for you :)

Laurie & Damian said...

It's hard. Theo is in daycare 2 days/week while I work. He's still adjusting - but he got sick from all the bugs so that's contributing to it. But I understand it's so hard to share them and go back to work. Hang in there, they are going through that "separation anxiety" stage at this age anyway, and it'll get better.

Donna said...

Ugh!! Oh, it's so tough - the routine and all. Hang in there, girl. You're tough too and it's just got to get better in time. I know, lousy advise, but it's all I got! And are we ever gonna see a picture of Kevin again!?! LOL