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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Big Boy Bed


As I previously mentioned, we have been working on getting Luke's "big boy room" put together lately. I really wanted him to be transitioned to his new room before Nora comes for a few reasons: 

1. I didn't want him to feel like he was being kicked out or replaced. 
2. I feel like there will be enough changes for him to deal with when she comes.
3. I knew I wouldn't have much energy for making these changes and was scared I'd never end up doing it. 
4. We want to get Nora sleeping in her own crib as soon as possible, since that did wonders for Luke's (and our) sleep. 

However, being realistic, I knew Luke was super young to transition to a big bed and thought it may not be a possible goal. After reading a bunch on the internet and thinking about it for weeks, we decided to go for it. 

All day yesterday Luke was sweet as could be. He literally didn't cry or fuss at all. It was one of those rare days of parenting where it felt like everything was perfect. We played, laughed, he played while I laid on the couch and read, we ran to two different stores, to the bank, and to get gas and he was so good, and he even let me cuddle him on the couch! I just felt like we had so many sweet, sweet moments together... it's hard to explain. I was a little nervous about ruining such a good day by pushing this transition on him if he wasn't ready but...

We put him to bed in there last night for the first time and he slept like a champ! We were so proud (and relieved). We just put him to bed just like we always do with his regular bedtime routine, except we did it in his new room. He slept from 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. He woke up once at around 4:00 a.m. trying to take off his jammies because he was hot, but he went right back down and didn't make a peep. 

Before we put him to bed last night Bryce said, "I haven't been this nervous since we brought him home from the hospital." Haha. We were worried it would be so much worse and we are so grateful for this easy transition. 

Today I was worried that he wouldn't nap as well in his new bed, but he did great. I'm so so proud of my little man who gets bigger and sweeter every day. Where has the time gone?

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