The littles have now been sharing a room for a week and a half. And not only that, Jonah was evicted from the crib and now sleeps on the crib mattress on the floor. He now has a lot more freedom, and a partner in crime to stay up late with. And an older sister to emulate on everything- including the whining and phrases she uses ("you're taking too long to come check on us", "actually mom, I'm going to miss you".)
We're hoping that 4+ months will be enough time for them to get used to sharing before the baby takes over Noelle's old room.
It seems that if one of them goes to sleep, the other is still awake. Last night, Luke and I were both in bed super early because that's normal for me and Luke's been sick. Jonah wandered in and just stood there looking at us. When I walked him back to his room, Noelle was conked out. Another night last week, Noelle kept coming into our room while I was reading and eventually she said "mommy, Jonah's not talking to me when I say things to him because he's asleep. I'm going to go wake him up." I quickly told her no, but of course she went into their room and started yelling his name. Thankfully, he slept right through it, and she eventually went to sleep!
Their typical stall tactics and excuses for not being asleep: cold water, I miss you hugs, we need a flashlight (how they seem to have misplaced all 10 they got for Christmas, I do not know!), the sound machine is too loud, Jonah took the night light out of the socket, using the potty, too hot, too cold (Jonah's been requesting to wear his Thomas the Train robe to bed), and Jonah's nightly request- "I need something from downstairs."
We keep telling ourselves the novelty will wear off eventually, they'll get used to it, and will hopefully be getting to bed at a decent time by the time baby gets here!
The last two weekends have been full of fun things! This past Saturday, Noelle had a birthday party for her little boyfriend at school at a trampoline park, and then more fun and food at his house afterwards. When we first got there, she played shy, but once the kids were all out bouncing, she joined right in with her pre-k buddies. Meanwhile, Luke stayed home with Jonah and attempted potty-training. All six pairs of underwear were soaked through in the first part of the day, and the next morning, Jonah wanted a diaper, so that was the end of pushing that for now.
The Saturday before, Noelle and I had a date with some other mommies and their girls to see Disney on Ice with all the princesses. We carpooled into Baltimore with one of our friends, found our seats, and pointed out all the princess dresses that all the little girls in the audience were wearing. Noelle chose to wear a little pink dress she has with Belle, Tiana, and Cinderella on it.
The show was well-done and incorporated some of our favorite songs from the different princess movies. Most of the second half was devoted to scenes from Frozen, and you could tell that Elsa and Anna were the most popular princesses in the room. Noelle was cheering and clapping her hands, and you could hear so many little voices singing along with all the songs. I enjoyed it, and was thankful for some one on one time with Noelle!