Monday, September 27, 2010
Okay, so last night, without effort, Molly randomly slept in her toddler bed! Just like any of her other big transitions, there was no fuss and I now know that it is because she was ready for it. Trust me, we have tried before and "NOT READY" would be an understatement. Hahah!
We did our normal nighttime routine, and instead of lifting her into the pack and play (we had to return the crib for a recall...), she just got into bed and I left, not to her from her until 8 AM. Problem with toddler beds? At 8AM she was in my face in our room. HAHAHH! But it worked! Could be a fluke on a tired night, but if I go off of past experiences with change, this will be a done deal.
ps - so being that it wasn't the plan to do this last night, I hadn't thought it through too much. I mean, door open, door closed? Molly's door opens to the stairs... If she wakes in the middle of the night, her room is pitch black, what to do? What will happen in the morning? Well, we dove in and figured it out. I put a night light in her room after she fell asleep. For the first night, I did keep the door closed because I had no idea what to expect and I would rather have heard her crying in her room than wondering around in the dark in the house. When Matt got up nice and early, I cracked her door open and next thing I know, Molly was smiling in my face at 8 AM. Hahah!
Man, being a mom is a never ending adventure. I mean, I am fascinated by everything we go through. I have certainly never done any of it before... she has never done any of it before. But we sure figure it out, don't we? Pretty cool this Mom business....