Monday, June 21, 2010

All Grown Up!

 We have been so busy lately, and to get away for a little bit, we spent the night at a friend's house Friday night. She had a 10 month old daughter, and they happend to find her a toddler bed on sale a few months ago, so they decided to buy it early and just leave it set up for when her nieces visit and then her daughter will use it when she is ready. When I told her about Merasia's recent sleep issues and how it seemed that she wanted out of her crib, she suggested trying it out for the night, but leaving the pack and play up in case it didn't go well and then we could just put her in the pack and play instead. I thought it was a good idea, so that night we got the kids ready for bed, put Connor down in his pack and play, and then put Merasia down in the bed. I checked on her a few minutes later and she was out like a light. I snapped this picture of her early in the morning before she woke up:

She stayed there all night, waking only a few times to get her paci replaced and her seahorse turned back on, which is totally normal for her at night. But no meltdowns or wanting to get out of the bed like she was afraid of it, like she did with her crib. We have stayed here for 3 nights so far, and she has slept in the bed all three nights, and even napped in it today. Her crib at home turns into a toddler bed, with one side staying up, so we are buying a bed rail today and will get that set up when we get home. The first night in the bed, Merasia woke up the next morning and got in bed with hubs and I (since we have been sleeping in the same room), and then she walked around and played and then got tired and went back in the bed to sleep some more. She is such a cutie! I snapped this picture in the morning when she first woke up:


It amazes me that she is doing yet another thing that reminds me she is a real little person, just like all of us. ♥


PACountryMouse said...

Awwww! So exciting! Glad she did well & hopefully this is the end of the sleep issues. I'll be crossing my fingers for ya!

Ashley R said...

Your kids are so cute! Aren't sleep issues just the pits? Been there, and still go back there sometimes! Ah, the joys of parenting!