Oscar woke last night at around 1:30AM, after Oscar woke in his big boy bed crying for his Dad. Miles then proceeded to cry intermittently for the next two hours. I think I've said before that Miles sleep in a room adjoining ours and while we do close the door between the rooms, the crying is still awful loud. Even though it was only intermittent, I decided to leave our room at around 3:30 so I could get some rest before getting up at 5:30. I slept in Oscar's empty big boy bed.
At that point, Miles really ramped it up an cried hard for 30 minutes before falling asleep. He woke again at 5:15 and I took him to the big bed where he promptly crashed out on my chest. I then overslept by almost an hour and had no time to shower this morning.
Oscar? Not loving the big boy bed. I went out to dinner with friends last night leaving my mom and Nelson to put the boys down. Apparently, Miles went down like a dream, but Oscar fought tooth and nail until Nelson relented and put Oscar down in our bed. He moved Oscar back at around 11:30, but Oscar was up again at 1:30 wanting to come back to the big bed.
So, what's the deal with the crying, folks? We have been faithfully crying-it-out for several weeks. Now, Miles had is never ending ear infection that stalled things for a bit, but since he got his second round of antibiotics nearly two weeks ago, it's been game on again. Two weeks of CIO and maybe four nights of sleeping through and he back to crying? I mean, come on. I'm getting close to breaking here.
And, Oscar. I'm willing to allow that this is a transitional time for him. Switching beds is a big deal. Now I'm thinking that maybe we should not have gone full-blown big boy bed and should have first gone with a toddler bed. Oscar's crib will convert, but we'd been hoping that in a week or two we could move Miles into Oscar's room and crib. Obviously, this plan is not going to work if we can't get Oscar to sleep in the big bed. There's not room for the big bed, the toddler bed, and a crib in Oscar's room.
I'm throwing myself at your mercy, dear friends. All of your more experienced parents, what should we do? Should we try the toddler bed and wait to move Miles into Oscar's room? Should we just go ahead and move Miles in and hope that makes Oscar and Miles both feel more secure? And what about Miles? Any suggests on what to do with Miles when CIO isn't working?
Oh and Miles hasn't nursed since around 2PM yesterday (he's missed two feedings) and is showing no signs of wanting to nurse. I tried to nurse him after breakfast and no deal. I'm feeling a little heartbroken by this.