Tuesday, May 20, 2014

proud mama (big boy bed)

Yesterday I got this text from Jon:

I'd be lying if I said I didn't panic a little. I've heard the child-getting-out-of-bed-for-3-hours horror stories of conversion from crib to toddler bed and read several of the "don't do it until you absolutely have to/keep the kiddos in the crib unless they are crawling out of it" articles. I know how these things go.

I texted at nap time to find out how it went. "He's been asleep for a little over an hour." (he ended up sleeping for 3) When I asked if he kept getting out of bed: "Not even once." After his nap, Jon let him sit in the bed, awake, for 10 minutes to see what he did. Elden stayed put! It wasn't until Jon went in that he got out.

Bed time was a teeny bit rougher--Elden cried when I left so Jon went in to comfort him. That being said, Elden didn't chase after me and he's been crying when I leave at night pre-conversion anyway. Elden slept through the night, didn't get out of bed once, and again waited until I came into his room this morning to get out of his big boy bed.

I do have to document this as well since it was freaking adorable. When we first went in his room last night, Elden kept saying "cat sleep bed!" He was sitting on his bed and kept pointing to it and insisting the cat sleep with him. She, naturally, had no desire to come within ten feet of the child, and boy did that make him sad. He loves his kitty!

Since the bed conversion went so well (thank you, sweet baby Jesus) we decided to buy Elden a twin bed. We're going to wait until the kids' rooms are all done before we do that, but I am so relieved we won't be the owners of two cribs come October...

1 comment:

  1. Ok. I'm seriously impressed. I can't even fathom Ellie sleeping in her toddler bed yet. Girlfriend would be into anything and everything in her room. Way to go, Elden!