Thursday, October 14, 2010

Big Girl!

Sorry about the last post all. I just wanted to have better chances in a contest. But, on to other things. Nicole is my big girl! For the very first time, Nicole slept in her big girl bed the whole night!

After the whole crib (minus rail) debacle, Matt and I broke down and went out and bought Nicole a twin bed (pictures to come). We left the crib up (with rail back on) in the room as a back up in case Nicole did not feel inclined to sleep in the bed. I had already missed too much sleep and if the crib was my route to sleep, then I would put her in it.

So, we have been putting Nicole in her big girl bed and then after 10 minutes of her crying under the door, we put her in her crib where she promptly fell asleep. Last night, I put her in her big girl bed and she cried, as usual. But, the crying got fainter, as if she had moved away from the door. I peeked in the check on her and she was leaning against her big girl bed (blanket over her head like a ghost baby). I put her back in bed and fetched her glowy sea horse from her crib (something we had not tried yet) and left her again. She cried for a couple of minutes and was quiet. I checked on her again and she was asleep IN her bed! (Not in front of the door like she has done in the past) Granted, she was asleep at the wrong end of the bed, but I didn't care.

I covered her up, left her again and left her door open a crack so that she could come and get me if she needed me. She slept the whole night in her bed and didn't get up and come crying to me until 6am! I feel it was quite the accomplishment. We shall see how it goes tonight.


Jasmine said...

Yay! I hope the rest of the transition goes well for you. :)

Adrianne Miller said...

I am really nervous about putting him in the toddler bed since he is such a crappy sleeper in the crib. Keep me updated on how your kiddo does. I refuse to buy a second crib though since this baby is our last.

Marie said...

So do you think the sea horse was the key? Or maybe she just needed the help of ghost baby.

Laura said...

I'm voting for ghost baby.