Friday, April 12, 2013

Transitions

Yesterday Elise took her last nap ever in her crib.  She had absolutely no idea what was coming.  It made me pretty sad for her.  I snuck in to take a picture of her in there for the last time.  Aren't sleeping kids the cutest thing?  I can't get enough of it.  And yes, she is a nap time hoarder.  She requires about 18 things in there with her before she will fall asleep but if getting them for her means a 2 hour nap, I will happily do it :)
 
After her nap I put on a show for her and took apart the crib and moved it into baby boy's room.  I also moved the rocking chair from her room to the nursery too.  When I finished she went to her room to see what I was up to and she started crying for her chair. I felt like such a mean mom! It reminded me of the movie Peter Pan when it is Wendy's last night in the nursery and she suddenly has to grow up.  I'm pretty sure Wendy was about 8 when she finally left the nursery, but you get what I'm saying.  Our baby won't be the baby soon anymore and even though I'm so excited to meet our little guy and have a new baby, I'm really sad that my time with just me and my girl will come to an end. 
 
She did GREAT sleeping in her toddler bed!  We read books on her bed and then I sung our bedtime songs and she was a bit resistant at first to stay in bed.  I brought her a few more things she requested and told her to stay in her bed.  After I left the room it was quiet for a minute or two then sure enough, she was up knocking at the door asking for mom.  It wasn't a terrified cry, or bawling, just asking for me to come get her.  It went on for about 15 minutes and it was over.  I went in to check on her before I went to bed and she was sleeping soundly in her bed.  It melted my heart.  I love her so much.  She woke up a little bit earlier than normal but nothing too bad.  So proud of her for staying in her big girl bed all night!  I just hope that nap time and the next few nights of transition will go just as well!

2 comments:

emily said...

yes, sleeping kids are the cutest. and best behaved, too. :)

yay, i'm glad she did so great and i hope that she continues to be so great in her bed!

Katie said...

I'm so glad it went well! I hope it continues to be successful.