Friday, January 15, 2010

Goodbye Cribs, Hello Sleepless Nights!

Well, kind of. We've been crib-free for about a week and a half now. First, we put Sofie's crib mattress on the floor (as suggested by many of my fellow mommy friends). As expected, she slept very nicely in it and rarely got up until we came to get her. Then, we put Charlie's on the floor and got rid of both cribs. It was kind of a 'cold turkey' shift into big beds, even though they're still just sleeping on the same crib mattresses. Putting them on the floor is supposed to be the safest and yet still kind of familiar. Wouldn't you know, they still fell out, so we've surrounded them with pillows. At about 5 a.m. this morning I found Charlie sleeping on the floor, using his safety pillow as his own. He was fast asleep. I wondered how long he had been there.

We've also been hit this week with dreadful colds, so Charlie and Sofie have willingly crawled into their new beds and fallen asleep with little hassle. I think this has been a good thing, as yucky as we all feel! The sleepless nights, at least for me, have been the result of Charlie getting up in the middle of the night, feeling miserable, and wandering into the hallway calling my name. I guess that's the only downfall. Otherwise, we think the change was a good one so far. The next step will be twin mattresses on the floor, then bunk beds that separate and can be stacked once they're older or have their own rooms and want an extra bed for sleepovers. It was tough to say goodbye to the cribs, but yet another fun transition and reminder that parenthood is the greatest! Stay tuned for more updates about living crib-free!


Charlie's Bed

Sofie's Bed

Chris added another shelf for storage.

Our new 'clothesline' for hanging artwork and photos.

We've had to stay pretty organized with so many toys, books, and cds in one small room!

Sofie loves her new bed!

1 comment:

Shannon and Jon said...

I love the clothesline for artwork!