Monday, June 27, 2011

Big Girl Bed

Well....we finally did it! Addie is pretty much one of the last of her friends to make the big switch but it's only because she's still happy as a clam in her crib! She never climbs out or cries about going in. She loves her bed!

We decided to introduce the toddler bed Saturday afternoon. After an exhausting day and much later than usual bed time, we weren't sure if we should even try that night. But she was so excited we gave it a try. Here she wad getting lotioned up and ready for bed. She couldn't wait!!



We did her usual routine, bible story, 3 books, prayer, and her 5 songs we sing to her. Tucked her in and done! She curled up and went to sleep! We sat outside of her room watching her on the monitor just in awe of how big our baby girl is! (& maybe a little sad at the same time...)

She slept through the night but woke up at 6:30 am scared and crying. This was about an hour earlier than usual for her. She sat in her bed until we came up to get her. All day she was extremely tired so we did nap in the crib and she slept for 3.5 hours!!

Last night we put her to bed on time and although she tossed and turned for a long time she never got out! Eventually she fell asleep. At 2:30 am she fell out of the bed and needed a few minutes of comfort but went back to sleep.

This morning she and I had to be at church for VBS at 7:30 so o had to go in at 7 & wake her up!! This is what I found...




I had to turn on the lights for the picture and she didn't even move!! So sweet! Now, nap today was tough so she ended up sleeping in the crib. BUT I feel like we are making progress and I'm super proud of my big girl!!

7 comments:

Hillary said...

What a preciuos sweetie!!!! She looks like an angel sleeping!

Lindsay said...

Aww, so sweet! Sounds (& looks!) like she's doing an awesome job with the big transition- way to go Addie!!

P.S. We did the same thing with Logan's bumpers in his toddler bed!

chrissy said...

What a big girl! I'm glad it went well for you!

Amanda said...

Yay...she's doing better than Rylee did (Ry took 2 weeks to do it by herself)! So proud of her (and her Momma)!!!

Amy Mahrer said...

Woohoo for Addie! Ben took a few naps in his crib at first too. She's so much better than Ben (he got out and slept by the door for the first few weeks).

Ronni said...

I am so jealous that you don't have to fight her for an hour and a half every night for her to stay in her bed like we do with Brady. Go Addie!!

erickson family said...

wow! awesome! she's so sweet! :) henry is in his crib, but i've been thinking of making the switch soon. good motivation! :)