Morning Hijinks

November 5, 2020

It’s 5:47 am and I believe all 3 kids are up. AGHGHGH I hate the time change! I always find that even after adjusting bedtime, the earlier mornings persist for weeks.

It is just me, or do 3rd babies grow up faster than other kids? She is by far the most independent.

We also recently converted G’s crib to a toddler bed, which doesn’t help matters. I heard the creepiest rhythmic sound at 5:20 this morning which ended up being her persistent attempt to quietly open her door in the dark. Poor baby, but also $#(*#@. I need my quiet mornings. And I need my AM workout time!

All that said, they are currently all upstairs. I have no idea what they are doing but I have no plans to intervene. AND, I am going to attempt to do my (35 minute BB) work out even while they are awake. They can get their own cereal if hunger becomes an issue . . .

Wish me luck!

PS: I stuck to my pledge pretty well!

PPS: My AirPod Pros came! Now to just get them out of the box and figure them out. (The fact that this is at all seen as annoying/intimidating means that I am super old all of the sudden.)

PPPS: I got to sleep all night last night. It was amazing.


  • Reply A. November 5, 2020 at 7:43 am

    I don’t know why, but my child never really notice (or his body) time change, he always sleeps for 11 and a half hours.

  • Reply Sam November 5, 2020 at 8:04 am

    We’re definitely still struggling a bit with the time change over here. I really appreciated the pledge post yesterday–it was a helpful approach that resonated with me.

  • Reply KGC November 5, 2020 at 8:52 am

    I thought the time change had gone fine for us (both kids going to bed at normal time, sleeping normal amount) but my 19 month old has had two EPIC meltdowns in the last three nights at bedtime. I think he’s extremely tired (despite getting the same amount of normal sleep?) and maybe thrown off that it’s now dark at 5pm?!!? Who knows. I figure it’ll last a week or so and then hopefully all the kids (yours, mine, everyone’s) will work themselves out!

    Also, this is unpopular, but we put a child lock on the inside of my son’s door when we moved him to a toddler bed – just one of those things that goes over the door handle that kids don’t know how to use. It was a temporary measure (and yes, I know that some people vehemently disagree with this method for a variety of reasons) just until he realized that he wasn’t allowed to come out of his room until we came and got him (sometimes he would just knock on the inside of the door to let us know he was awake!); we stopped using it pretty quickly after he caught on. And now at age 4.5 he still won’t get out of bed without permission! We’ve made it clear that he’s allowed to be awake, play quietly, read books, listen to music (he has an amazon echo), and this has worked well for us.

  • Reply Lisa of Lisa's Yarns November 5, 2020 at 9:20 am

    I am also waking up early thanks to the time change and I really need my sleep at 35 weeks pregnant. 🙁 Our son seemed to weather it ok but was up early this morning screaming so maybe he’s just starting to fight the time change? It’s hard to say as he’s been waking up during the night for the last several weeks. My husband has been dealing with that as I have been sleeping in the guest room in the basement… I toss and turn so much and am up a lot due to pain from RA flares – we have a queen bed and it’s just not big enough for my restlessness to not interrupt my husband’s sleep. And one of us should be getting good sleep. I know it’s not great to sleep in separate beds but it’s the right choice for us until this baby is born – 4 more weeks!

    I’ll be curious to hear what you think of the Air Pod Pros. Like you, I have tiny ear canals so most ear bud products are way too big for me! I feel like I deserve a treat of some sort and that might be a good one. Right now I use headphones that plug into my phone, but then I can’t use them for work calls because then I can’t charge my phone at the same time and my battery drops quickly since I’m on hours of calls every day… So for now I have my phone on speaker all the time which is fine most of the time but not when my husband is around or the cleaners are here, etc.

    • Reply Meghan November 5, 2020 at 1:38 pm

      Lisa, I am not pregnant and have been sleeping in our guest room since April 🙂 My husband interacts with a lot of people throughout the day, so we thought this might cut down on my risk of catching Covid. I must say, it is glorious to get a full night’s sleep without waking up all night due to his snoring!! I don’t feel bad at all about not sleeping in the same bed, lol.

    • Reply Danielle Bogard November 5, 2020 at 5:11 pm

      Just popping in to say, my husband and I switched to flat out separate bedrooms about three years ago and it’s been amazing. And I swear we’re super close, no imminent relationship issues looming over our heads despite the fact that every time I bring up the separate bedroom thing in a group of people someone inevitably gasps. So, if it works for you no worries!

      • Reply Irene November 6, 2020 at 7:21 am

        My husband is a super loud, disruptive sleeper (I am a light sleeper, worse since having kids) and we started sleeping separately during my first pregnancy. I don’t ever want to share a bed again because I like my sleep! But my husband misses sleeping in the same bed (I never bother him so no surprise!). It’s hard to convince him it’s really just about sleep for me! not sure how we will compromise on this once were a done with the little kid phase that has made it absolutely necessary.

  • Reply Irene November 5, 2020 at 9:20 am

    For what ever reason the fall time change is generally fine for us but spring SUCKS. I am just now starting to get to the point where some mornings I could work out before my kids are up (due largely to strictly limiting my younger kids nap) but the idea of it getting interrupted by early risers is just so frustrating. My kids are not that independent…

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