So this is not going as I would have hoped! After night two I thought, "This isn't so rough, we can do it!" Now I know why people let their kids have binkies until they're 3 years old. Kassidy tried the stall tactic last night with constant pleading to watch movies and wanting drinks and whatnot. We gave in more than we should have because it was the LOST season finale and we couldn't miss that :) We paid for it dearly though when Kass woke up at 3 am screaming for us and nothing we could do would calm her down. I spent an hour rocking her and then Kevin ended up sleeping on the couch with her the rest of the night. Needless to say we were both pretty grumpy today. Right now it's 9:15 pm and the bedtime routine has been going on since 8:00pm. We've read stories and rocked and brushed teeth and she still screamed for a solid 30 minutes before we both felt extremely rotten. We sang hymns to her which seemed to calm her down, that is until I tried singing one that the notes were way to low and my scratchy voice made Kevin burst into a fit of giggles. Good one Kev, you woke her up again. So Kevin's still trying to calm our little monster! HELP! I don't think we're going to make it through the next week if our child doesn't learn to soothe herself. The good news is that Kassidy has stopped asking for the binkies. (Sorry this is so long, but I'm still looking for good advice to help my monster go to sleep).
Our little family is currently living in California, as Kevin has been attending pharmacy school here. He just graduated in June and we are on the job hunt! It's exciting and scary all at the same time. We have three children, Kassidy is 6, Korbin is 2, and McKinley is 9 months. We're missing family and friends, but making new ones and we love it! We love life and hope to catch up with friends, old and new, through our blog :)