Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Crib dance

The past 3 nights Shannon and I have been amazed at how much the kids are moving in the crib overnight. (Yes, they are still sharing a crib!) We walk in the nursery in the morning, not sure what we will find, and just crack up laughing.

Saturday night we went to the Designer Concepts Fall Finale celebration dinner. Our friends the Hittingers took on the challenge to feed the kids dinner and put them to bed. They laid them in the crib as directed - Adam on the right side of the crib, Sara on the left, both leaning 45 degrees diagonally to the left. If you picture the face of a clock, their head would be between 9 & 10, their feet between 4 & 5. When we went to bed, I peeked in and they had rotated even more to the left. They were laying lengthwise in the crib, Adam was face down, snuggled next to the length of Sara. My mind did a double take when I walked in the next morning to find that they had turned a full 180 degrees.

Sunday night we again laid them in their starting positions. At 5:30 in the morning I heard a banging against the crib. Sara had rotated to laying lengthwise. Adam somehow was on her right, instead of her left, with his head pressed against the lower corner of the crib. He was on his tummy, with his knees tucked under him and his little butt in the air. His feet were by Sara's face. I just shook my head in disbelief, picked him up over Sara and put him back in his spot so we could both sleep another hour.

Last night was pretty crazy all around. The kids have been cranky lately as I think they are teething. Sara only slept 20 min for her morning nap, Adam 45. The afternoon wasn't much better. I nursed them their dessert meal and they were both in bed by 6:30. (I tell people they are eating 4 meals a day - breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. We still nurse together all 4 of those times and then they get food with breakfast and dinner.) Adam got up one more time an hour later for a bit, and Sara took the opportunity to hog the whole crib while he was gone. We shifted her back to her spot so we could lay Adam back down. When we went to bed, Sara had now turned completely upside down. Adam was perpendicular to her, with his head tucked in her stomach, and his body stretching out to the right side of the crib. What did the morning bring? Sara had shifted back to right side up. Adam snuck around her again and was on her right with his head in the lower corner of the crib. I think when we turn the lights out, he actually leap frogs over her!

And the amazing thing about all of it? They don't wake each other up with this middle of the night dancing they do!

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