It is almost 11 and I'm sitting here awake in my bed. Why?, you ask. Well, we started a new little adventure today: Getting our almost 4 year old to sleep in his own bed. Yep, that's right. Not Braylee, Brody. Braylee is nestled snug as a bug in her crib, like she does every night. I honestly don't know what has taken us so long to get Brod in his own bed. It was a love/hate thing, I think. We absolutely loved snuggling with him every night. He developed weird/funny things that we laughed at. He loves to "pick" my arms. I have absolutely NO idea where he picked it up, but he loves to "pick my pickers." If I have a long sleeve shirt on he will say, "Mom, Can you take off your shirt so I can pick your pickers?" If you think this is weird, you better stop reading now!
I suppose our putting this daunting task off was also a bit of laziness on our part, also. Brody has always had to have someone lay with him until he fell asleep. It is so hard to break a child of this after almost four years, and neither one of us liked laying in his twin bed with him for sometimes hours.
So, needless to say, last night was the last straw. Brody was laying in between Derek and I. I can hardly believe that I am going to publish this publicly. But it is that noteworthy. Don't judge me. In the middle of the night I Derek and I woke up at the exact same time to splashing. I had NO idea what was happening. Some how Brody had gotten his jammies and pull-up off in the middle of the night and started urinating. NOW the absolute worst part: He was urinating straight up in the air and it was coming down and splashing right in my face. ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING! UGH! I was SO upset, and did everything I could to control my temper. About 2 hours later, after I had made a bed for him on the floor, gotten another pull-up, and he had somehow made his way back to the bed, I woke up to another splashing sound!!!! He was urinating straight off the bed onto the floor/bed I had made him on the floor.
Ugh. What a night. We couldn't help but laugh about it this morning. So, Brody is now sound asleep in his own bed for night # ONE. We can DO this. I am excited, but missing my little munchkin. :)