[Video updated in last post. Go watch it]
For those of you who don’t know, we’re in Hawaii now. Before we came on the trip, we decided that we’re not going to have Caleb on his set sleeping schedule, seeing how it’s 2 hours earlier here, and if we ever want to do anything at night, he has to break his sleep routine. And I must say it has not been as bad as I expected. Still it hasn’t been good.
The plane ride was good. Caleb slept for a little over an hour during the 5+ hour flight. He played most of the time. We made sure to bring lots of toys.
Caleb usually goes to sleep around 6-7pm and wakes up around 6am at home. So here in Hawaii, that means he wants to sleep at 4-5 and wake up at 4am. Not so good for him. Not so good for us. Since we’re changing his sleeping pattern anyways, we decided to keep him up the first night. He went to sleep at 8:30pm local time the first night (that’s 10:30pm for him at home). He was dead tired, and slept pretty well… He only woke up once, but of course he woke up for good at 4:45am. That’s a little tad early for us. Again he slept at 8:30pm tonight. (He just woke up crying now at 10:52pm). Hopefully he’ll have a good night the rest of the night. Please God. We like sleep. We really do.
Even though Caleb still isn’t sleeping well, he’s trying. He’s getting sleep wherever he can and without our help. Much better than we thought he would do.
Even when he’s not getting enough sleep, Caleb has been good for much of the last 2 days. He’s usually terribly grumpy. But he can just sit in the stroller for long periods and not say much at all. What a trooper.
Of course, Caleb’s schedule isn’t the only one that is messed up. Today we ate lunch at 3pm, not cause we weren’t hungry. I wanted Hawaiian food. But I couldn’t find any place that would be satisfactory for me. What kept us from dying was eating sundaes and fruit and yogurt parfaits and McDs. And of course our favorite, Peeps.
We did drove a lot today. I, of course, was navigating, so that never turns out well, hence the 3pm lunch. We finally found some authentic Hawaiian food at Wolf Gang Pucks. Well not so much authentic, but it was still good nonetheless.
We spent much of the day in Waikiki. I finally got my Hawaiian food for dinner at 9:30pm. Yum.
Other than that, we haven’t done too much. Our condo is right next to the ocean. We’re at the non-touristy side of the island. The view is beautiful.
Must sleep now. So tired. Yawn.