Parents get so excited when their child reaches a developmental milestone. Babbling, sitting up, reaching for things, talking, crawling, walking....there's a long list of these suckers. Both my boys are hitting one right now. Riley is talking up a storm, FINALLY, and Brock is rolling over and getting ready to crawl.
Here's the ugly part of milestones no one tells you about. Reaching a new one totally screws with the kid's sleep. It's driving me batty!
Riley is now waking up in the middle of the night a few times a week. Thankfully, he goes right back down but he wakes up freaking out. And he's also started fighting going to bed. He can now ask for his trains and something to drink and all those other stall tactics toddlers come up with.
Brock is fighting naps. He'll be totally exhausted but he rolls over and finds something to play with and then he freaks out...over and over and over, repeat.
I'll end this ranting post with these for your viewing pleasure:
From the good ole days, when you didn't know what you were missing.