Saturday, October 27, 2012


I've been meaning to write this post since we moved in. I wanted to talk about how awesome Madi is doing sleeping in her own room and in her own big girl bed all night.
When Madi came home from the hospital, she slept in a little bassinet thing next to my bed. When I decided that she was too big for it (about 3 months), I tried to move her to her crib but she was so used to being elevated slightly and having her legs up (it was a strange, but awesome, bassinet) so she wouldn't sleep flat in her crib. The nights were tiring and nothing would help her sleep. All she wanted was to be back in the bassinet. So one night I made a makeshift nest for her in my bed. I rolled up a recieving blanket to hold her legs up and laid her on a pillow to elevate her. And voila! She slept like a rock. And I guess the rest is history.
Here we are now, she's a little over 2 and she's just now sleeping in her own bed. And I'll be completely honest... I'm sad about it. I loved having her sleep in bed with me. It was just her and I in our big bed and we could cuddle and talk and play until it was time to go to bed and then I could sleep right there next to her all night. I loved every second of it. If I could do it over, I wouldn't change a thing. We were both happier for it.
I was always worried about the dreaded day where I would have to transition her from my bed to her own. I didn't imagine it would be so easy though. Madi is a CHAMP at handling change. For real.
The first night in her bed, I laid on the floor next to her bed and made her lay down. She asked to get in my bed a few times but eventually she laid down and agreed to let me sing her to sleep. She woke up a few times during the night asking for me but once I would go into her room and reassure her, she would go back to sleep. No crying. The second night was the same way but she only woke up twice. The third night, I think she woke up once. And ever since then she has (mostly) slept all night in her bed with no fuss. She rocks.
I still lay on the floor until she falls asleep at night but she's afraid of the dark so I'm still trying to decide how to go about that one. During naptime I just lay her down, kiss her, and leave the room and she'll go to sleep on her own. Baby steps, I guess.
So that's that. Here's some pictures from the last week or so :)
 Good morning!
Napping :)

Bought this for her room. I hung it on the wall and she looked at it and said "Aww CUTE!"

We went to Chuck E. Cheese the other day with my niece and parents. This girl LOVED Chuck E. (she's kissing him)

Running and exploring on the way to check the mail.


  1. I love that she's doing so well and transitioned so smoothly! She really is a champ (:


  2. new[est] follower. loving this post and loving your blog! so glad I happen to stumble across it!
    can't wait to keep following along!

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