Monday, April 7, 2008

Bye Bye Crib...Hello Big Girl Bed!

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 comments:

Tiff said...

Oh can I just say I love your bangs! They really look so cute -

The Fear Fam said...

Yes, with Natalie it was a hard transistion. Not so much with Bea, since she wanted to be in a big girl bed like her sis. Just keep it up, she will eventually get used to it and you guys will eventually get your sleep back! :)

Hope you all are doing well,
~A

Lewis News said...

It sounds like you need to have a baby while you are in the habit of getting up ten times a night!

The Farrell Family said...

Ha! I don't think so Deb. I was actually thinking to myself, "how did I survive the newborn stage with no sleep?!"

Haskins said...

Oh Ash--- I am Sooooooo sorry for you!! I know the feeling. It is so hard!! Maddi usually does not fall asleep until nine or ten and then wakes up around seven. It is so hard! Hence the meltdowns everyday is drama! So I am so sorry for you. We should get babysitters and do a girls night out! We need a break! Good luck to you!
Love ya

Molly Zamboni said...

It's so sad when you can't trap them in their crib anymore! I mean that in a very loving way!

Melissa said...

I am so glad that you said hi. Your little girl is adorable. It was so fun to look at your blog. It looks like your cute little family is doing wonderful. Keep in touch!