I don't believe in jinxing things though so really I've just been busy since Sean is home for a whole week and it's pretty outside and we've been living it up. So I'm sorry. Here is a thorough update.
This morning I heard Joy at 7:15 and swooped in to get her before she woke Charlie up. It worked. Charlie is still sleeping, (normal for her,) and Joy is playing happily downstairs. The last four days, (minus the one where Charlie had the virus-thankfully a very minor one if even a virus...) the girls have napped together and slept together at night. I know, I know, I'm not believing it either. I never thought it would go this well. I really didn't. I'm just a super mom I suppose. Because I'm super mom my kids are always perfectly behaved and never trip each other on purpose and they surely don't make me want to scream with all their whining. No, what kind of super mom would I be if I wanted to ship them off to random family members on a weekly (sometimes daily) basis.
Obviously the reason the girls have done so well has nothing to do with me or what we've done. They are just little buddies who both love to sleep and love to see each other. When Joy is protesting in her crib Charlie still tells her, "No, Baby Joy, you way (lay) down right now. You go night night. Okay Baby Joy I wuv yew you go night night right now. It's okay Baby Joy. Way down. Okay."
It's cuteness at its best. I'll record it. I think I already told you I would. Sorry.
Other than implementing the sleep book that we love, I did nothing to make them roommates. But I'll be happy to take all the credit.
I've talked about it many many times before but if you have a baby or would like to have a baby or have four babies and want to sleep ever again, go get this book. It's my can't-live-without-it baby item. That and diapers.
As for an update on any other things, like Ty and his progress at school, Joy and her lungs, Charlie and her social butterfly-ness, be patient with me. I'm just not sitting at my computer very much this week because it's perfect weather and my hubby is home so we're trying new parks and I'm cooking meals in advance, (I love to cook but usually don't when he's traveling,) and just enjoying my little family as much as possible before it gets Africa hot around here and all we want to do is sit in an ice bath. Plus we're looking forward to the weekend with our families to celebrate Easter.
The phrase for this week as we pray with the kids: He has risen. He has risen indeed!
Charlie just woke up. She's a champ. I do hope you all have a fabulous day :)