And just like that, the dream is over.

I’ve complained (sometimes at length) about my son’s sleeping (or lack-thereof) habits, so it is not news to most of you. I think you’ll recall the recent vacation of 9 straight days of 6:15 ams. Well, after we got back, it was like Carson was so happy to be back in his room and his bed or something, he started sleeping longer. And harder. He is known to wake up 2-3 times a night and holler–HOLLER–out to us until we come to check on him. We had about a week and a half of AFTER 7 am sleeping! One wonderful, glorious day, he slept until 7:50! I honest-to-goodness went to check on him around 7:40 to make sure he was still breathing. I thought maybe, MAYBE our son had turned into a normal 2 year old child who sleeps longer than his parents. Of course, we had to discuss it between ourselves (Trent and I) and we jinxed it.

Saturday: 6:15
Sunday: 6:05
Monday: 5:55 with stalling and computer games until 6:25



  1. Oh Jen! What is it about first born kiddos? Elisha went through that for awhile (and by awhile I mean 2 years). Apparently both Lee and I did the same thing to our folks at that age. Take heart, Elisha got MUCH better before Eva was born. However, I do NOT know these sleeping in 2 yr. olds you’re talking about. Do any of them sleep past 7 a.m.? Ours certainly do not.

  2. Porter was doing that for a while, and then we put a baby gate up at his bedroom door, thinking that if he got up at least he would just stay in his room….and now, when he wakes up really early….we just make him wait…..i consider it a sort of “patience drill”, good training for when the new baby comes…i usually let (Let being the operative word here) him wait for about 20-30 min….hollaring or not, and now….he’s used to it…he will entertain himself til we go get him. Not trying to dispense advice…..just leting you know what a slacker of a mom i am!!! (You are nice to actually get up and go get him ASAP)!

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