Friday, February 26, 2010

So NOT Ready For This

I was so ready when it came time to deliver Eleanor. Or at least as ready as any first time mom could be for the experience of labor and delivery. I was ready when we brought her home from the hospital and when we moved her from the bassinet to the crib. I was ready when Eleanor slept in her own room and no longer slept in the pack-n-play in our room. I was kind of ready when we put her in the nursery at church for the very first time and when she took her first steps. I was even kind of ready for toddlerhood. Although I must admit I have shed a few tears on more than a few occasions as I realize that my baby is no longer a baby but a little girl. But one thing I was definitely not ready for was this......
...the day we would transition from a crib to a toddler bed. I had hoped we would be able to make it until her 2nd birthday before we would have to even consider this. However, in true Kamikaze style, Eleanor decided that 18 months of sleeping in a crib was long enough and it was time for her to be free. Just two days ago while I was hanging clothes in her closet Kamikaze "climbed" out of her crib for the first time. Later that evening she tried again and yesterday morning as well. Daniel decided the crib would be converted to a bed before nap time. I was and am so NOT ready for this. We toddler proofed the room as much as we could and made the change. The transition has not been seamless but definitely smoother than I anticipated.
Testing it out with "pa" (paci) and "night night" (her lovey).
Bedtime - she cried for about 5 minutes and when I peeked in 20 minutes later this is what we found. She had also fallen asleep on the floor during nap time.
This is what I found today at nap time. Hopefully she will get the hang of falling asleep in the bed soon.


Teresa said...

Okay, the picture of her standing up with her head on the mattress asleep is just about the funniest thing I have ever seen! :)

Sarah said...

Hilarious pictures of Eleanor standing up and laying on hte floor by her crib...poor little thing...hope it's getting easier for her and for you!

Meredith Poe said...

This is too precious.... our day is coming soon with Sarah...... E is so sweet!