Last week, the big news was that Isaac was no longer in a crib. Yes, this came as a surprise to many people that he'd been a crib up until last week. Imagine, an almost 4 year old in a crib. Tony and I really laid back in some aspects of parenting, one being "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." In this case, Isaac sleeping in the crib worked reasonably fine and Ezra seemed content as well . . . but, it was time for a change! So, this weekend, we initiated the process of getting both boys to sleep together in their room.
And, it was met with fair success.
Getting them both asleep was no small feat! Ezra usually falls asleep within minutes of being laid down, while Isaac chatters, plays and escapes his room for every reason under the sun until finally sleeping around 9:45. We're not sure what the best tactic will be. We first tried just laying them down awake, which worked, but was painful. We've also tried laying Ezra down first and trying to get Isaac to stay quiet and that proved largely unsuccessful at nap time yesterday, as Ezra slept for a bit, then Isaac woke him up, then Era kept Isaac awake and finally had to be removed from the room. The last option would be to to lay Isaac down and try to keep Ezra up until Isaac fell asleep, but I think both Tony and I know that is the least desirable.
Saturday night involved two wake ups from Ezra, where I essentially just had to retrieve his nuk and he happily rolled over and went back to sleep without waking Isaac up.
They were all smiles Sunday morning.