I know it’s Monday but I thought maybe your week would be a little better if we started out with a “Family Friday” Special Monday Edition!
One thing that I forgot to mention was that we didn’t transition her over to the crib immediately. First she had to learn to fall asleep in her crib by herself. Which in reality means, one of us staying in the room with her until she fell asleep. Some nights it was quick, others we were there a while. Nevertheless she finally got the hang of it.
Then, all her incisor teeth came in… at practically the same time. Which was a major sleep disruptor. We weren’t about to throw an extra curve ball at her then. There were some nights where she just lay on the floor crying until the pain subsided. My heart felt so sorry for her but she didn’t want to be held, or rocked. All she wanted was to cry in her misery. So I let her… and we survived and are happy to report that all four teeth made it in safely.
Which brought us to last week. The Big Transition. It was totally unplanned and unexpected. Up until this point we had mainly used her bed for story time… that is until last Monday. It was nap time, I placed Noah on her bed while I put clean sheets on her crib mattress. By the time I turned around she was already twirling her hair and settling down in her bed. She looked so comfy and peaceful so I decided to lie down beside and see what happened.
This is the end result. Some of you may have seen it on Instagram.
I was surprised but didn’t think it would be a permanent change. Noah thought other wise. Monday night she wanted nothing to do with her crib. She insisted on sleeping in her big girl bed. So we tried the same routine again. Sleep didn’t come quickly though. Her excitement compared to the excitement you feel when you move into a new house and want to get to know and explore every inch of it. That’s what she felt like she had to do to her bed… until 11:30 p.m. when she finally crashed.
As I closed the door to her room that night I was a little sad. My baby girl is growing up. We might as well go ahead and start buying bedding for her dorm room. It’s all happening so fast!
So for the past week she has slept through the night every night… except last night. I’m really surprised she made it that long. Not that she doesn’t normally sleep through the night but I had been anticipating her rolling off the bed and waking up. That still hasn’t happened thankfully and if it does we have the trundle bed rolled out so she will just fall from one mattress to another. Last night she woke up because she lost her paci. Instead of crying I woke up to her door opening… a new skill she learned last week. I quickly led her back to her room and put her back in bed. After some tossing and turning she went back down and slept until this morning.
All of this just to let you know Noah is growing up!
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