14 October 2009

Home Sweet Home

After being up north for two and a half months, we finally made our way back to the more beautiful weather. It has been an interesting drive,.... for three full days. On the first day, Peanut was all antsy and never went into that deep sleep. Coqui was doing great. We checked into a nice hotel, got the kids settled, and then.... they were asleep within minutes of each other. Nice!
The next morning, I woke up and realized that I didn't get up in the middle of the night for a feeding.... Peanut had slept through the night for the first time! Yeah.... (it was a whole month earlier than Coqui!). So the second day was the opposite from the first, Peanut was quieter and slept more during driving times, and Coqui became more and more whinny and wanted to get out of his seat.... I don't blame him, but we needed to keep going....
The second night's hotel was terrible, but we needed a place to sleep. Again, Peanut slept through seven hours without feeding, until 5 am - I count that as sleeping through the night, as this was Coqui's regular getting-up time when he was smaller!
The third day looked pretty much like the second day - but we made it home by 3 pm. Coqui ran upstairs and played and played and played..... Peanut was not so happy about not sitting in that car seat any more. She was quite cranky for the rest of the day, until we 'strapped' her into that swaddle and she found some rest for the night.
Yes, for the third consecutive night, Peanut slept through the night for 10 hours!!! Whoo hoo....