We left off here. It was the first night of the babies sharing a room. I published that post and woke up to a dead computer. My old mate has now been revived and I need to update you on the shared room shenanigans.
That first night was pretty good. I hardly slept a wink, as I was sure every little noise from either baby was going to wake the other one, so I was on a continual state of stand-by mode. I was ready to run in there and pounce on the noisy baby, and to whip them away faster than you can say ‘omgdontwakeyoursleepingbrother/sister!’ D of course slept through.
H started stirring around 4am. She probably would have settled herself back to sleep but I wasn’t willing to risk it. I scooped her out of bed and boobed her. T snored through the ordeal. Once I got her back to bed I was able to snag myself an extra hour sleep before T woke up and started to call out, ‘Mum, Mum, Mum!’ This was at 5:30am, and I consider that to be a pretty good first night (for them anyway).
I always find it a little insulting that T wakes up and calls out to me, but the first thing he says when I drag my sleepy butt out of bed and into his room is, ‘Dad?’
The following day we had family visiting. T’s aunty asked him to show her his room. Off he ran and turned left down the hallway to his new room, where he ran up to his cot, banged it and said, ‘Bed!’ That said to me, he understood the room change and had accepted his new room. This whole shared room thingy had to work because it would just be too hard on him to change back now.
I need not have worried. Even the day time nap has been mostly smooth sailing. H just does her own thing and T tries to talk to her until he gets bored of the one way conversation and chats to his bears for a bit, before falling asleep too. We listen out for sibling rivalry on the baby monitor but there has been none. What we do hear is this – ‘Haaadel, Haaadel, Haaadel, Haaaaaaaaadel. Mum. Mum. Dad. Haaadel. (gurgle from H) Kai? Kai? Haaadel. Jai. Cat. Mum? Haaadel. Dad, Dad, Dad…….’ Silence. Snores commence.
It is not perfect, they do wake each other up, but usually around general wake up time anyway. But seriously, who has two babies and has perfect sleepers all the time anyway? I have it good. I know I have it good. My babies are rock stars.
I have not done a lot with the room design yet. I will get there eventually, but what I can say is that J has already turned his new room into a bomb site. Seriously! And he has only lived in there for 1 week!!! Meh, dirty teenage boys! At least he can now stop terrorising K with his ‘personal grooming’ habits.