Tuesday, March 18, 2008

BOOM! It finally happened...

Alex finally fell out of his crib while trying to get out of it last night. One day after turning two-and-a-half. This is significant because I told Pete six months ago we would move Alex out of the crib when he was two-and-a-half.

Lord help me I'm not ready to honor that commitment.

Alex doesn't know anything about sleeping in an unrestricted space. He still snuggles his large-for-his-age frame up against one end of the crib like a little bear cub. He goes to sleep by himself in there. He loves his music box and (until last night) has never tried to escape. He willingly lays down and even says "night-night" when he's particularly sleepy.

But now all that's going to be turned upside down. He won't know the first thing about staying in a bed that isn't surrounded by, um, bars. He'll jump out repeatedly, probably try to go downstairs, and then I won't know where to draw the line between STAY IN BED and "awww, come in here with mommy..."

I just can't wait...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

So how's he doing? Or, more importantly 'cause kids always get their sleep somewhere, how are YOU doing?

Curious minds want to know having been there, done that...

Monica

Christine said...

He has not tried to climb out anymore! We have some traveling and stuff planned for the next few weeks so after that I think we're going to try to do it. His crib makes into a bed, so I suppose it's just one day crib, next day bed. Which means he will adjust in one day, too.

Katrina said...

Oh, I know what you mean. My first stayed happily in his bed until he was 2 3/4, and even then he was content to stay in his big boy bed until I came to get him in the morning. My second is almost two and I have a feeling he won't stay in a crib nearly as long -- he's already trying to throw a leg over the rail. Yikes -- I'm nowhere near ready for this!