Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Hello, Freedom!

We are on night 2 of Ella sleeping in her "big girl" bed. The day Sarah left, Mitch put on a bed rail and we were all set for Ella to make the switch. I don't want to force a newborn AND a bed switch on her this winter. The only one not ready for a switch was Ella. She flatly refused to have anything to do with the big bed (despite wanting to sleep in it every single night with Sarah). I chose not to push the issue...until last night....

I put my little nap skipper down around 7:30 in her baby bed. An hour and a half later -- Ella is still awake. I went in and scooped her up into the big girl bed and laid down with her for about 15 minutes. I sat on the edge for about 5 minutes... the floor for another 5... and BINGO! We have hopefully moved on.

Of course, the downfall is that about an hour and a half earlier than usual I heard "Mommy!" next to my bed this morning and there was Ella -- my bright beaming alarm clock!

We are now officially in the market for a good, sturdy set of used bunk beds!

2 Thoughts From Others:

Karin said...

Okay, so that was a few days ago...how's she doing now? Is she going to sleep in a "big bed" at Babcia's?

Camille said...

She's doing good. She got out of bed at 1 AM this morning and woke me up, but she had problems falling asleep earlier during bed time (bug bites itching). But she doesn't get out after a nap or in the morning unless one of us goes to get her. Go figure.

Yes, mom is putting a twin mattress on the floor for her to sleep on.

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