Saturday, July 14, 2012

Justin's Big Boy Bed!!!

Or... "Two Steps Forward, One Step Back..."A few nights ago we decided Justin was finished with his nook (pacifier). He wasn't convinced too easily, but he transitioned well. No nooks for naps or night-time! Hooray!!

And then we discovered that he could crawl out of his crib. Which involved him precariously perched on the rim of the crib, dangerously teetering over an inevitable concussion. Sooo, it was time for him to graduate to his big boy bed.

Alex transitioned about this time, too... but she was such a direction-follower that I didn't really have to 're-baby proof' her room. This kid I love, but I wouldn't turn my back on him for an instant. And yet, here we are, proposing to shut the door to his room and let him roam unfettered.

Our room design had to change. So-- after giving him his 'freedom', we took some furniture out, moved everything away from the oh-so-tempting blinds (and even made those blinds obsolete by purchasing a temporary paper, cordless blackout shade to replace them) and basically rocked his little 18 month old world.
So he got his nook at bedtime. And he slept through the night, woke up and played quietly until Alex went in to get him. She then changed his wet diaper (?!?!? HOORAY!) and brought him into the master bedroom to snuggle with Mama and Daddy. Best night ever! We'll let him keep the nook for a few more nights!

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