Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Finally sleeping again

We are sleep-training Russell.  We were very spoiled with Cormac.  He slept well anyway, and then we trained him and after one night, he slept twelve hours consistently.  It was easy, I'll admit.  Russell has been a pretty poor sleeper, and it hasn't been easy.  But he's still doing surprisingly well with sleep training.  He cried for a while the first few nights, and woke up a few times and cried some more.  Last night he slept through!  And even slept until 7am, instead of his usual 6am.  We are praying it continues!

So Russell and Cormac are now in their own rooms, which are painted and furnished.  It's been slow, but worth it to get it looking nice (and I now have a great appreciation for what professional painters do!) .  We still have to paint their bathroom, and our room and bathroom.  But we're not in a rush for that, which is nice.  Apparently owning a home means you don't get restful Saturdays anymore.  Just weekly "to-do list days."

But I do love staying home.  When I was managing I felt a little like I didn't have quite enough time for Cormac, especially once Russell came along.  Even working just 4 hours a day, I didn't like having to ignore my boys.  It was worth it, to save the money, but I'm glad it is over with.  All I miss is my friends.

We like our new ward, though.  We are now den leaders, for the wolf pack.  We're excited for it, and Cormac will definitely love being involved with all the young boys.  He'll probably just be disappointed he can't earn badges and wear a cool shirt, too  :)