Thursday, March 4, 2010


Note: This is originally posted at my bravejournal blog but was transferred here so the comments are just copied and pasted for remembrance purposes.

Back in the States, my daughter wouldn't sleep without me by her side so my husband had to sleep by himself. That was our arrangement for over two years. I can remember when my husband told me this "I love it that we have a kid already but I also miss being just the two of us".

Well for me, I don't mind because I grew up in the Philippines with similar situation. So being raised with a very tight family ties, I let my daughter slept with us since she was a baby.. So I guess I am the one to blame for it.

But anyhow when we transferred overseas, a big transformation occured. We talked our daughter into sleeping on her own bed. On the first night, she did not like the idea, she crawled back into our bed at midnight. So we thought, there's no hope for it and that we're going back to our old ways again. But to our surprise, she slept through the night in her own bed the next day.
From then on, she don't want to sleep with us anymore even if my husband offered one night because the mosquitos got inside her bedroom. She said "I'm more comfortable with my own bed now". My husband was so relieved and said "Finally".

The problem now is, my son don't sleep through the night so at midnight he'll wake up and I have to transfer to his room and sleep there too.. I just enjoy the moment, while they want Mommy hehehe.. Because sooner, they would want to do things by themselves.

23 delicious comments:

tCes said...

Posted by cecile:

jacob sleeps with us every once in a while, too. and since i let him do that, he couldn't sleep anymore without me holding him :-)whether in his room or ours.:)

Saturday the 18th of October 2008 @ 07:55:30 AM

chubskulit said...

Posted by rose cottrill:

Oh really, typical talaga yan sa pinoy parent/s.. mostly kasi sa american babies once they were born, they really stayed in their own crib unlike us, gusto natin nasa tabi natin..

Saturday the 18th of October 2008 @ 08:04:19 AM

Rogue said...

Posted by rogue:

Cute ng lil girlush mo rosie... well, that is life and they are obviously growing... How time flies dba?

Saturday the 18th of October 2008 @ 05:56:01 PM

chubskulit said...

Posted by rose cottrill:

Thanks a lot Rogue. Yup, it seems like my daughter was just born last year and look how big she is now..:)

Saturday the 18th of October 2008 @ 05:59:23 PM

Weng said...

Posted by weng:

when my son was a little baby until he was 1½ years, he used to sleep in his own crib.
After that, sa bed na namin matutulog. Ayaw ng matulog sa crib niya, and not his own bedroom either.

His bedroom was finished before he was born, pero till now, he don't want to sleep there alone. Oh yes, he sleep in his bedroom daytime, doon na rin ang playroom nya. Night time he sleep with us.Hindi rin namin pinipilit to sleep in his bedroom alone. We love to sleep togther with him, kahit masipa kami paminsan minsan hehe.

But anyway, ok din yong girl mo, kasi she can sleep alone, buti narin yong nasanay diba.

Sunday the 19th of October 2008 @ 01:44:54 AM

chubskulit said...

Posted by rose cottrill:

typical na siguro talaga yung mga fil-foreigner kids na matulog sa bed ng parents kasi may pinagmamanahan... tayo.. hehehe..

Kala ko ate weng, mga anak ko lang natutulog with us hehe..

Sunday the 19th of October 2008 @ 04:29:04 AM

dhemz said...

Posted by dhemz:

hahha..We had the same issue too...funny though! Well, she finally moved in her bedroom when she was 8 months...Rylie is a cutie!

Sunday the 19th of October 2008 @ 11:14:53 PM

malou said...

Posted by Lou:
wow new baby new layout! I like it..


Sunday the 19th of October 2008 @ 06:35:47 PM

chubskulit said...

Posted by rose cottrill:

Hi Malou, Fe also liked this one but somesaid its depressing so I may have to change it again hehehe..
Monday the 20th of October 2008 @ 12:15:17 AM

Posted by rose cottrill:

Hahaha oo nga, ganun talaga siguro mga pinoy kids lol!
Monday the 20th of October 2008 @ 12:15:49 AM

Pastilan said...

Posted by Pastilan:

hello, visiting here :)

Monday the 20th of October 2008 @ 05:48:03 PM

Uncle Lee said...

Posted by Uncle Lee:

Hi Rose, thanks for popping over my place.
I guess kids when young feels more secured with their mummy.
So poor daddy got to go to solitary isolation, huh? Ha ha.
What happenes if you get a kid every two years? Ha ha.
You have a nice day, Lee.

Tuesday the 21st of October 2008 @ 06:36:36 AM

rummuser said...

Posted by rummuser:

This is a great improvement over the old one. Thanks for heeding me!:)

Tuesday the 21st of October 2008 @ 09:22:25 AM

Kerri said...

Posted by Kerri:

Thank you for visit my journal and for your kind words.

Your little ones are precious. Y'all are blessed.

Tuesday the 21st of October 2008 @ 03:16:22 PM

chubskulit said...

Posted by rose cottrill:
Thanks for dropping by Lauren and Ate Cecille!;)
Tuesday the 21st of October 2008 @ 04:13:56 PM

Posted by rose cottrill:
Hi Lee, were done actually.. no more babies to come.. We're getting old and its hard to take care of so many kids lol... Its okay for him to be isolated hehehe..:P
Tuesday the 21st of October 2008 @ 04:15:45 PM

Posted by rose cottrill:
Hahaha so you like this one Rummy.. Well i think I will stick to this one because I like the color RED lol.. Fe said its too strong..
Tuesday the 21st of October 2008 @ 04:16:58 PM

Posted by rose cottrill:
Hi Kerri, you're welcome and thank you for visiting back and for the compliments!!
Tuesday the 21st of October 2008 @ 04:17:41 PM

Kat said...

Posted by Kat:

awww.. that's sweet. my parents never really trained me to sleep by myself until early this year.. haha.. which is really
embarrassing. we're trying to save on air conditioning so we'd all sleep in one room. my dad recognized that i'm already an adult and told me that he prepared me a room so i can have my own personal space.

the first few nights, i would often think miss my mom coz i used to hold her hand whenever i can't fall asleep. :(

Tuesday the 21st of October 2008 @ 06:55:46 PM

Becky said...

Posted by Becky:

I know exactly what you're saying...Both of my kids went through this...My youngest one still does lol....

I also know what you mean about "While they still want mommy!" I have a 13 yr old who is in the "Independent" stage...its almost heartbreaking...

Wednesday the 22nd of October 2008 @ 12:15:16 AM

chubskulit said...

Posted by rose cottrill:
Thank you sparkle for the hugs and for visiting.. Hope to see you more often!
Wednesday the 22nd of October 2008 @ 04:01:04 AM

Posted by rose cottrill:
Hi kat, you're story reminded me of my life back home. We didn't really spearate rooms till we're grown ups... Ganun siguro talaga sa atin hehehe.. Close ties with family is very common..
Wednesday the 22nd of October 2008 @ 04:02:48 AM

Posted by rose cottrill:
Hi Becky, this one thing I love about blogging because you can find people who really connect and understand how you feel.. Thanks for dropping by!
Wednesday the 22nd of October 2008 @ 04:03:49 AM

pchi said...

Posted by pchi:

wow! that's great kids learn independence at an early age

I remember I still slept with my parents (in between) until I was 8 or 9. HAHA. I could imagine my father's dilemma now. HAHA.

Friday the 24th of October 2008 @ 09:23:07 AM

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Cutie, cutie!

Dhemz said...

good choice wakas trinansfer mo na to sa blogger...ehehehe!

nuts said...

korek ka sis, nahihirapan din ako magcomment don, ahihi.. will add this in my blogs..

Beth said...

I wandered over here from your other blog and will follow. Looking forward to your foodie posts. :) I like the deep rich colors of your blog here but I found it really difficult to read some of it. Not sure if it's just too dark or what. You don't have to change anything but I thought you might want to know that some (like me) may have trouble reading your blog. Thanks!

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ShyMama said...

Bakla added this blog already in my other blog. Glad you transfer it here kasi hirap mag comments dun, hindi pa lumalabas minsan. thanks bading

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