Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Found the key to getting more sleep at night!

And that is to NOT let Henry sleep much during the day. It seems he needs about 11 hours of sleep a day, but if he gets 2-3 for a nap, then that means he sleeps 8-9 a night. Now, if I went to bed the same time as he did every night, that would work out, but I would like to spend SOME time with my older son in the evening alone and with my husband.

Last night Henry went to sleep after his bath at 8:30 pm. I went to bed at 10:30 pm. He woke up at 4 am for about 10 minutes, and then slept until 6 am. SOOOOOO much better! Yay!

Because of all our running around yesterday, he had to sneak in a nap in the car. I drove around and parked the car in the shade and sat and waited for Adrian's school to let out which allowed Henry to get about an hour's sleep before I turned off the engine - once the car was off, pop, opened his eyes. He was NOT happy to be awake and for the first 30 minutes he was crying and throwing fits, but after that, he was fine the rest of the day....

We'll see if I have the heart to wake him up while he naps or not. That's so hard to wake a sleeping baby OR toddler.

Now, about cakes. I need to come up with a cake for a 9x13 for the movie "Cars". Surprisingly, that's a harder cake to make "cute" than I thought and it's for a first birthday, so I do want it to be cute and memorable!


Anna said...

Hey, I was the other freak accident at Want Not. I thought I'd stop by, and- YOU MAKE CAKES! How very cool. I make cakes for my kids' birthdays, but that's about it. When Michael's has an evening class again, I'd like to get into Wilton 1.
Give me a little while, I'll post some of my cakes at my blog.

Sweet Melissa said...

I took a look at your cakes, pretty good! Much better than I could have done without learning from a class.

I did take a Wilton I course -sort of, the teacher didn't show for the last class and now that I know better, some of her methods were a little "lacking", but it got things rolling. I'm learning with each cake and am amazed at how much better I'm getting with each cake - easier too!