It's happened. It's actually happened. It only took two and a half years.
Lovebug is sleeping through the night.
Can I get an AMEN?!
How did it happen, you ask? Well, let me tell you ...
I ditched the sippy cup. Wait, let me back up a minute. First, I weened him off from climbing into bed with me in the middle of the night. I couldn't take it any longer. He wasn't sleeping any better being in bed with me and I definitely wasn't sleeping. It went smoother than I thought. I have a baby gate in my bedroom doorway so my dog can't get out. Lovebug will stand there and wait for me to come get him. So I began climbing over it and he would walk back to his bed, I would cover him up and just like that, he was sleeping again. It only took a few days of that and he was sleeping through the night.
Once we overcame that hurdle, then I ditched the sippy cup. It wasn't as tragic as I thought it was going to be. I told him one night that now that he's a big boy he doesn't need to go to bed with his drink. I promised him that as soon as he woke up in the morning it would be waiting for him on his Winnie the Pooh chair. He cried the first night for a little bit and that was it really. It was as simple as that. Seriously.
Now we're both sleeping soundly and mommy is a happy camper. It's a beautiful thing.