Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Transition I've Dreaded

Don't worry it is not the binky because that one takes an emotional toll both on Mommy AND Alex so let's move on K? Alright! The transition of which I speak is the one from cribs to big boy beds which at this point is actually the crib with the front off and an added bar. So far it is going well but it is 8:16 and we put them down at 7:40. I will finish this post tomorrow and tell you how the entire night went but I have to say, for the record, that I am betting Jared that it goes well and he says I am delusional. He admits that this bet is one that he hopes I win! Isn't that sweet??? ;)

Well, the boys did quite well last night, as expected. ;) They were wound up from the excitement of a "new, big boy bed" but they relaxed and fell asleep by about 9 without getting out of bed the entire night. I consider this a success and when we went in this morning they were up and babbling but they did not get out of bed once again. Hooray!

Right now they are in bed for naps and have been chatting for about 20-30 minutes. I am not sure if they will relax or not. I may go in and try and calm them but when I did that at the beginning of the nap it seemed they were just set out to defy mommy. In fact, I was tenderly rubbing Eli's head and his blond curls when he kept trying to stick his finger up my nose. This only made me laugh which in turn made them both laugh and on and on it went. I finally decided to let them be silly and come back if it didn't end soon. It's not ending so I will probably head back in there.

These didn't come out very clear but here they are in their big boy beds. This morning they insisted up having their milk in their beds and reading books. So cute!

And here is Alex giving BIG hugs!!!


Shawn said...

What cutie young ones you have! A handful, huh? I'm visiting over from SITS!

Hope you can come over and visit my blog soon...

Have a great one!

Liz said...

um yeah, I'm going to pretend I never read this post! I'm so not ready for that transition esp. since they are in two different rooms--I think I will dread nap time by myself. I hope I have a LONG time to go before we make that move.

John Deere Mom said...

I cannot imagine fighting the big boy bed so early! I left my son in his crib until he was 3 1/2! And my daughter? She is 3 1/2 and STILL in the crib! Neither one ever climbed out so I guess it was easier. I finally bought my daughter a big girl bed and am planning the switch this summer. Good luck with the battle! I hope it goes smoothly!