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Someone in a Facebook group shared this post about children and sleeping on a morning after we had experienced yet another rough sleep night. It has some “language” in it, but I thought it was interesting. Takeaway quote :

Frankly if a cuddle is so important to him that he’d wake himself up hourly for it and put on a performance that completely convinces me that he’s scared and upset, he deserves one.

Along those same lines, a recent post on Nashville Moms Blog reminded me to enjoy my present situation. Get out of my brain, Internet.

Will made fancy noodles earlier this week. I’m going to one up him and make noodle cups…or he’ll outdo himself and make them before I get a chance to. 😉

USA’s first gold medal in the 2018 games was won by a 17-year-old snowboarder. Way to go!!

In other Olympic related news – take a look at Team USA’s youngest and oldest athletes. The oldest one isn’t really old, but I can’t imagine how sore he’ll be after competing!

I haven’t been reading much lately because I have been prioritizing other things. I’ve missed reading, and Stephanie’s blog post about not being herself when she’s not reading, helps me understand why. (Although, her main reasons – growing her second human and keeping up with the first human – are different than my reasons! Ha!).

This article is a few years old, but it lists 20 sayings that no longer appear on conversation hearts. Not gonna lie, I’m a little sad that they retired “Let’s Read.” Ha!

Hope you have a great week!

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I don’t know what I had on my calendar to write about for today because we’re going through some kind of sleep regression from h-e-double hockey sticks (yeah I really did type that). She’s been getting up around 10:30 PM and nothing we try will get her back to sleep, so we have to ride it out with her, usually until around 3:30 or 4. The most fun part is that we usually haven’t gone to bed yet when she gets up. 

I love her, but I’m not loving this. 

Tips, advice, and coffee are all welcome. I’ll be back to whatever normal programming I have scheduled for tomorrow… hopefully! 

How to keep your child’s sleep routines on track during the time change

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It’s Train Up a Child Tuesday! If you have no idea what that means, go back and read the intro post and learn all about it!

This month, Anna is sharing some tips about how to adjust to the upcoming time change that happens on November 5. Also, let’s give Anna a little extra applause this month because not only is her family in the midst of moving, but she also is pregnant with her second child! I was total mush when we moved, so I’m doubly impressed that she’s able to write coherent thoughts during this time in her life (and with pregnancy and mom brain! Anna is a rock star!!).

Welcome back, Anna!

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As far as time changes go I’m not a fan for so many reasons. Number one being… why…? Why change the time at all…? I’m sure there’s some type of scientific explanation but I just can’t understand why we still do this to ourselves and our babies anymore.

Anyway this transition can be really difficult, especially in the fall, because when it comes to babies, they don’t understand that the time has changed. They still want to go to bed at the same time and they want to wake up at the same time that they’ve been waking up. So if they go to bed at 8 pm, it’s really 7 pm, and if they wake up at 7 am, it’s really 6 am. So here are a few tips to make that transition a little easier.

Tip 1 : Transition about 10-15 minutes at a time for naps, meals, and bedtime

So your daily routine will be pushed forward in the fall by about 10-15 minutes throughout the day every day until you are back on your normal schedule.

Tip  2 : Start the transition a few days before we fall back.

If you start to push things forward by about 15 minutes a few days before then by the time it comes you will almost be on track.

Tip 3 : Give it a good week to transition.

It will take time to get them transitioned a full hour forward from where they were, so like most things with parenting, it takes some time and consistency.

Hope these tips are helpful for your sweet babies. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to like my Facebook page Anna Bachelder- Train Up a Child and send me a message.

Thanks, Anna! I’m going to start on these tricks with Charlotte ASAP!