As I mentioned in Parker’s update, we have been having an issue with Lucy that I needed to speak with the doctor about.
Sunday afternoon, Lucy told Gene no, and he put her in her crib for a time out. When her two minutes were up, I went in to get her out and explain to her why we don’t tell Mommy and Daddy no.
When I got in there, Lucy was huddled in the corner of her crib in the fetal position, crying hysterically. She was shaking and absolutely terrified. As I got closer, I saw a fly sitting on the crib rail. That is what was scaring her so badly. I took her out of the crib, calmed her down, and told her that the fly could not hurt her. From that moment on, we have not been able to get Lucy back into her crib. Every time we would try, she would scream at the top of her lungs and climb out. That night, putting her to bed was horrible. She ended up sleeping in Ashley’s bed with her. It was the only thing that calmed her down.
So, we decided that it was time to get the crib moved into the boys’ room and get Lucy in a big girl bed. I took the crib apart, moved it into the boys room, and rearranged the girls’ room so that we could pull Ashley’s trundle bed out for Lucy.
At first, Lucy loved this idea. Monday night, she fought a bit, but eventually went to bed. Ashley HAD to be in the room, and Ashley had to hold Lucy’s hand until Lucy fell asleep. It was the only thing that worked. When I talked to the doctor about Lucy’s fear of bedtime, she told me that it’s completely normal, and Lucy’s just going to have to get back into the bedtime routine.
Tuesday night was awful. She absolutely would not go to bed. We tried exactly the same thing we did on Monday night, but Lucy screamed, climbed in Ashley’s bed, and got out of her bed a dozen times.
Last night, Lucy fell asleep on the way home from church, so we just got her dressed for bed and brushed her teeth. (All while she was sleeping.) We put her in her bed, and I thought that was the end of it. Wrong! No sooner had I gotten Parker down, than Lucy woke up screaming. I sat on the floor beside her bed to calm her down, but if I tried to move, she woke up in a panic. I finally got her to sleep, and Parker woke up, wanting to nurse. I just can’t win! LOL!