“Family Friday” Special Monday Edition: The Big Transition

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!

You may remember a few months back we bought Noah her big girl bed and rearranged the room so we could have it set up for her.

stanley furniture daybed

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.

Noah Bed

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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14 thoughts on ““Family Friday” Special Monday Edition: The Big Transition

    1. Krystle Post author

      I know! Usually when I leave her like that she sleeps for a good two to three hours. Which means two to three hours of blogging. Unfortunately, that was not the case today. Forty-five minutes total. After spending forty-five minutes getting her to fall asleep. You win some, you lose some.

  1. Amy

    I’m putting off that change as long as humanly possible! I don’t think there is any hope my little fella would actually stay in bed if he didn’t have to….

    1. Krystle Post author

      If is wasn’t laying there with her she would be all over the place. She has no idea how to determine if she is tired or not. I never planned for her to transition this early.

    1. Krystle Post author

      Thanks! Even though I am sad she is growing up I love the stage she is in as much as all the others!
      P.S. I hope you are feeling better and the doctor gave you some meds today.

  2. Trista

    What a sweet little girl! I can’t believe she is opening doors! I keep waiting for that moment I go to grab Ruby and she has climbed out of her crib. Hasn’t happened yet though! They do grow up too fast!

    1. Krystle Post author

      Our doors are levers so I think that is why she can already open them. I didn’t know she knew how until she came downstairs for breakfast by herself one day. At first I thought maybe I had left the door cracked but then she kept opening and closing them all morning by herself.

  3. ValenzMom a/k/a Helen

    When my 2nd grandson transitioned into his “big boy bed”, he would only sleep in it at night. He insisted on sleeping in his crib for naps even though he was so big he could climb in and out of the crib (he was 3 yrs old). Finally, one night when I was babysitting we talked about why the crib was still in his room. I mentioned to him that when his friends came over to play they would wonder why he still had a crib in his room. He just said, “Well, I still like it.” Don’t you know that about a week later my daughter told me that he suddenly announced that he wanted Daddy to take the crib out of his room and put it in the garage. Of course, I didn’t tell her about our conversation. That’s priviledged information between a Grandma and Grandson. 🙂

    1. Krystle Post author

      It is! I love every stage but wish I could take time to soak each one in a little bit longer. I guess that’s what Instagram is for.

  4. Kelly @ Corner of Main

    She is such a sweetie. I am impressed that she doesn’t roll off!
    I am not looking forward to more teeth! Kevin has been crazy lately, I am wondering if he is actually getting bigger teeth. I know that would be crazy at 9.5 months, but he is huge.
    PS- thanks for the tips about the soap and the HE washer. I am making mental note!
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    1. Krystle Post author

      I’m surprised she doesn’t roll off either but I do try to put a pillow by her side to act as a guard rail.
      P.S.- I checked on getting banana stains out because her swimsuit cover up has some now and one website suggested using Borax to remove them. I have some on hand so I am going to try it out this weekend. I’ll let you know how it goes.


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