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OUR SON SLEPT THORUGH THE NIGHT (but it wasn’t without a fight)!

It’s been about a month in the making, but last night—FINALLY—B-man slept through the night. Everything isn’t roses in the Lawrence house though because he celebrated with an epic poo that covered him from neck to ankles.

Thankfully, my amazing husband was the recipient of the celebratory movement.

In all honesty, this has been one of the toughest challenges we’ve faced yet. When they’re a newborn you expect sleepless nights and there’s a novelty to it that is, well, endearing.

When he was a little nugget, I actually loved getting up with him. There was a peacefulness in helping a brand new soul adapt to the world.

It’s still nice to spend time with him in the middle of the night, but it’s physically harder for both of us. B-man needs his rest and so do his frazzled parents.   

So, as Greg pointed out in his last post, Friday we allowed him to cry it out. We watched him the entire time with the video monitor.

You can absolutely see his personality in the way he reacted. He didn’t wallow in self-pity. He didn’t act sad. Nope, our kid was just pissed.

He screamed for an hour and a half.

The last few nights have been a bit wakeful here and there, but he seems to be getting the hang of this new routine.

It’s so much fun to discover his personality—it’s so much bigger than he is. He’s willful, strong, passionate, joyful and very, very loving.

 Lately he’s been standing on his own and you can see that he’s just so proud of himself every time. Yesterday his day care teacher went over to him and he refused to sit down.

She looked at him and said, “Bennett, you don’t know how to walk yet, do you?”

Defiantly, he grabbed her fingers and proceeded to show her his stepping.

That’s my son. He’s been proving people wrong his entire life. It just comes so naturally.

 Oh, a little epitaph to the story…Bennett made Greg keenly aware this morning on the way to day care that, while he’s conceded the War on Sleep, he’s firmly engaged in a gorilla protest campaign that involves MASSIVE IED poop bombings designed to cause optimal retching and a sacrifice of his cute outfit.

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