First, an update on Early Start to the Terrible Two's? I Hope Not. After Monday night's ordeal, I was worried about Tuesday night. "Crying it out" went MUCH better. Jill had to work late, so when it was bedtime, I took the girls and their bottles upstairs. Olive grabbed the bottle and laid down on the floor to drink it. Poppy started crying and crawled behind the rocking chair. I ignored her and eventually she came out and grabbed her bottle. I rocked Olive while she finished up, and I put her in bed without a problem. I picked up Poppy and rocked her while she finished up, and she wouldn't let go of the bottle. I pried it from her grip, and she whimpered. I could tell she wasn't happy. We snuggled for a minute, then I put her in her crib. She laid down and was fine. Phew! Then, Olive started crying as I left the room. Maybe she heard the front door open when Jill came home. She cried for 20 minutes, then I changed her diaper. She cried for about a minute after that, and then fell asleep. We were in the clear!
Around midnight, they were up and crying. They usually get up for a bottle between 2 and 4, so 12 was early. They wanted nothing to do with their bottles. After they calmed down, we put them back in their cribs, they cried for a minute, and they didn't wake up until 7:30! I could not believe it! Does this mean that they won't be needing their overnight bottle anymore? I'm not going to hold my breath! We'll see what happens tonight.
Here are pictures of Olive stuck in the Learning Tower which was featured in How Embarrassing. Enjoy!
"I made it!"