Date night – and our first evening away from Lucas – was a success! We ended up going to a restaurant neither of us had ever been to and then to a movie. (We were undecided about the movie, and at the last minute decided to see Crazy Stupid Love which was really, really good.)
When we dropped Lucas off with my mom, he was being extra sweet, alert and most important – quiet. We almost didn’t want to leave him. I didn’t call my mom for over two hours, and when I did she didn’t answer. We thought maybe she couldn’t hear the phone over him screaming, but it turned out that he was just eating. He did great at grandma’s house. We picked him up around 10:30 and he went to bed for the night shortly after.
And that was really the last time he slept. I’m thinking he may have to go to grandma’s house every evening. Last night he was up from 12-2:30 a.m. and at 4:30 and again at 6:30. He’s taken two hour-long naps today. And he’s currently fighting sleep. The child is exhausted and he will. not. sleep. which only makes me even more exhausted, especially considering I didn’t get to nap during his two hours of downtime (by the time I made it back to my bed, he was awake – both times.)
We’re hoping he’ll give into sleep shortly and that we’ll learn whatever tricks help him fall asleep in the future. I’m pretty sure my mom isn’t going to be able to put him to bed every night until he’s a teenager.