So, after some much debating, I decided to let Preston sleep with me last night. I know, I know.. I could smother him, he could get too dependent, and all of the other things that pediatricians say.. But you know else could happen... I could get some AMAZING sleep! Awww.. It is insane how sane I feel after a good night of sleep. Grouchy mom? Not me! And guess what, I didn't even smother him! So, after a little pep talk (refer to previous post)... I have realized that I know what is best for my family and I. Yes, I fully understand that in a few weeks when Preston sleeps in his own bed at nighttime (in my defense, he sleeps in his crib for naps) it could very difficult for me to transition him, but I needed to realize that an energized mommy is a happy mommy, and a happy mommy is a happy household. So, for all of you that want to look down at me, or judge me, I want you to have a new baby, a teething toddler and a husband that is out of town four or five nights a week and I'm sure you will also do whatever is in your power to get that extra hour of UNINTERRUPTED sleep. Believe me, it is great!
On a lighter note (everything seems to be lighter today), Parker is talking so much and I could not be more proud. A few new words everyday, and I sm still unsure where he has learned some of them. 'Mouse,' I don't think I have ever said that word in front of him, but today he pointed to Mickey and said it, so I guess someone is teaching him something! Also, potty training is picking up steam again. Flushing isn't the luxury it used to be, so I have tongue level of giving him an M&M every time he has a successful 'visit.' I thought I was going to gouge my eyeballs out for awhile there.. 'For the love child, poop goes in the potty, not on Mommy's brand new carpet!' However, I have made a mental note to remind myself that he isn't even two yet and there are so many things that he is learning each day and so many distractions in his daily life that I shouldn't be surprised if he doesn't make it every time. Heck, I have days where I forget to go to the bathroom until the moment I sit down to give Prestonhis bottle and by that point I could probably pee my pants also. All in all, he is an amazingly smart kid and I need go recognize all of his strengths and acheievements instead of the times he doesnt immediately succeed at things.
So... Thus far today, it has been a great day. Let's see what tomorrow has in store for me!