My husband's parents are here to help me with the kids since i just had a baby. Before they came I had my 1 year old on a great bedtime routine. She would go to sleep in her crib, on her own, at about 10p-10;30p. It took me lots of attempts at different things and i went through heck trying to get her to sleep on her own at a decent hour. I planned for this because I knew I would have a newborn baby soon to keep me up and i wanted her to at least be asleep at a good time so i wouldnt have to deal with 2 babies and their sleeping issues.
Well...i explained to them the bedtime routine the first day they were here. I also explained WHY it was important to keep it since there will be a new baby to worry about. Sure enough..they have slowly started doing things their way and now my 1 year old is awake past 10:30p and will not go to sleep on her own. My husband told me she didn't get to sleep until past 12am last night. I just got home from the hospital today with my newborn, and I have realized that not only is she not going to bed now, but I also have a newborn baby to try and get on some kind of routine. I am pretty frustrated and being sleep deprived makes it horrible to deal with. When they go back home, I will be left with 2 babies that will not sleep at night. I told them tonight that she needs to get back on her routine because I worked hard to get her there. Let's see what happens. It's 11pm here, and she is still awake and not anywhere near going to bed. I am in my bedroom breastfeeding the newborn and thinking..this is going to be a very long night.