Erica - posted on 06/15/2010 ( no moms have responded yet )
I have 2 sons 22mos old and a 2mos old.. the 22 month old was asleep everyday by 9pm, I know this is late but he doesn't sleep as much as most kids. He was awake by 7am and only napped once for about an hour during the day.
My husband works nights and during the end of my pregnancy took to taking care of our elder son and also encouraging him to "welcome home" Dad every night. I wasn't even aware of it until his wake up time suddenly switched to almost 8:30. After the baby was born we had a few relatives stay to help out and allow me the extra sleep I needed to recover (difficult pregnancy at the end) I woke more than once to find my older son wandering the house at almost 11pm like it was normal!
I've got him sleepy again by 9 but he fights like the devil to stay awake and won't stay in bed until I lay with him in mine or he is just to exhausted to stand. My whole family and my inlaws all recommend a good spanking but not only do I not want to hit him- how can the 2mos old be expected to sleep through and episode like that!
At the same time, the older has regressed to bottles of milk all times of day (thanks Dad) and shows every possible sign of readiness to be potty trained, including stripping to poop and pee when his diaper is dry as a bone- only when I am busy with the baby... too much at once? Yeah.