Friday, April 4, 2008

Talking about cribs

So I know that I posted already today and I'd really like to keep that post near the top so that it gets read - it's that important to me - but I just had to share.

We cosleep with out daughter and usually I wouldn't have it any other way. When she was first born, she took naps in her swing. That lasted until she was about 2.5 months old and then we got her to start taking naps in her bassinet. Well, she's been outgrowing it...and our bed. She kicks me at night while she's falling asleep and I have bruises from those increasingly strong little legs of hers. Also, when I'm sick or have a headache, I just cannot get comfortable sleeping on my side like I need to.

All of these things combined made us start to realize that we need to teach her how to sleep in her crib. She needs to take naps there and it'd be nice to get her to sleep in there at least part of the night. I'm guessing that by the time she's one she'll just be too big to sleep next to me. We'll see. I do love having my cuddle bug with me. ;D

So anyway, on to the point. The other night she fell asleep so I laid her in her crib and she slept for 2.5 hours before she woke up and Mike brought her to bed. Today she went to sleep around 1:30 and I put her in her crib. She woke up, but I laid her down and put my hand on her until she fell asleep. It's after 2:30 and she's still asleep! Way to go girl! :D I'm so proud of my bug!


Ashley Ladd said...

She's adorable. My youngest is 13 although my granddaughter is 1-1/2 now. I well remember how it was. Daughter #1 wouldn't sleep during the night for her first year of life. Since Sons #1 and #2 were toddlers at the time and up during the day, I felt like a zombie. Son #2 slept all through the night right from the beginning - he was a dream baby. Too bad they all weren't like that. Hugs.