I realize that his fussy attitude is probably due to his lack of sleep (please see yesterday's post), but I really don't know how to improve the situation. When Izzy looks tired, I usually nurse him to sleep in the living room. Although he will typically fall asleep, the trick is getting him to stay asleep. I typically hold him for 15 to 20 minutes until he is in a deep sleep. Then I transfer him to his car seat and carry him to his room. Unfortunately, Porgie usually ends up waking him up before he falls into a deep sleep.
I have tried nursing him to sleep in his room, but Porgie follows me around making tons of racket. She absolutely LOVES to open and shut the changing table drawers, which startles Izzy awake EVERY DAMN TIME. Although I could shut the bedroom door, Porgie would just cry and scream until I opened it again. And I really don't want to make Porgie scream and cry.
Izzy loves sleeping in the car, but Porgie hasn't slept in the car since she was 6 months old. If Izzy happens to fall asleep in the car, I can't drive around until he wakes up because, once again, Porgie will scream and cry.
Have you noticed a theme here? I seem to only be able to please one child at a time. I totally suck ass at this whole parenting thing. Of course I am kidding, but it does kind of feel that way some times.
Although kisses are sweet, sleep is definitely better.