Thursday, January 13, 2011

how the tables have turned

Over the course of the past week (really since I stopped nursing Reagan), the kids have completely switched places in the 'easy' category.

Reagan is now solely on table food and devours whatever we put in front of her. Yesterday morning Luke had yogurt and a handful of blueberries for breakfast and it took him nearly 45 minutes to eat that much. Reagan on the other hand downed her breakfast in less than 30 minutes. You'd think that a nearly-one-year-old would eat considerably less than a nearly-three-year-old, especially one that is as giant as Luke. If you assumed that, you would be sorely mistaken. Our princess downed the same yogurt and blueberries as Luke, but also ate an entire cereal bar, a handful of Cheerios, and a handful of puffs. The best part was that Reagan fed everything to herself. I still had to feed Luke some of his breakfast so that he'd finish.

Sleep in our house has also become quite different. Luke puts up a valiant effort every night to delay his bedtime and then proceeds to play in his room or beg for us to come in for the next hour or so after that. Last night he even woke up at 1:30 in the morning crying. When I went in there he asked for me to lay down next to him. I did for a little bit, but as soon as I left he started crying again, which now woke up Miss Reagan. We had a crazy time until around 3am when I finally got them both to sleep.

Completely reverse of her norm, Reagan has been a champ in the sleep department. She has slept from 7:30pm until between 6 and 7 each morning. She might cry every now and then, but she's able to put herself back to sleep which is a very welcome change from what we were used to. She's even happier during the day and has maintained the two hour naps that she took before. I really think that her horrible sleep habits can be attributed to the lactose intolerance.

I know this comes with the mom-territory, but I'm curious to find out if they will ever both be lumped into the 'easy' category. Like, at the same time. Man, that would be so great.

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