So Brighton started climbing out of her crib about a week and a half ago. Boooo! We turned her crib around so the short end of the crib was facing the wall. Still managed to climb on out. Boooo again! So we converted the crib into a big girl bed. One may look at the above picture and think, "Wow, Brighton must love to sleep in her big girl bed!" This is not so. This photo is deceiving because it was not taken at nap time or at bed time, when feelings about the big girl bed are much different. She loves to play on her big girl bed during the day. She has her baby take naps on it, she pretends to take naps on it, she wrestles with her elephant on it, etc... But as soon as it is time for actual sleeping on the big girl bed, it is meltdown central USA! Bri has never been much of a tantrum thrower, but as it turns out, she can hold her own in the world of tantruming. Feet stomping furiously, screaming loud enough so that neighbors down the street can probably hear her, shaking the new gate at the door with all of her might. Oh it's been a joy making the switch. There have been a couple of times where she has tried the bed out, but we usually find her asleep and draped over her big stuffed elephant on the floor. And whether or not she is on the elephant or the bed, she is waking up at least three times a night...sometimes more like five or six. She has been an amazing sleeper since she was about 8 weeks old so we have been spoiled...until now that is. We so miss our precious sleep and really, really, really hope that Bri decides this big girl bed thing isn't so bad...and soon! The tantruming does seem to be decreasing in length and we are hoping that the super tantrums continue to dwindle. Anybody else have a tough transition from a crib to a big kid bed?
7 months ago