Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The Crib to Bed Diaries - Part 1

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Well, we moved Sofia into her big girl bed four nights ago.

She absolutely LOVES her new bed (so does Mommy). 
She sleeps really well in her new bed (once she falls asleep). 
She just wont stop playing on her new bed long enough to fall asleep. 

Well, that's not entirely true. She does pretty well at nighttime and we are seeing major progress. 
Night #1: 1 hour of play, got out of bed once
Night #2: 1.5 hours of play, got out of bed twice 
Night #3: 30 minutes of quite movement/singing, never got out
Tonight (Night #4): 10 minutes of movement, got out acting very needy and mommy sang her to sleep (but then again she didn't get a nap today and that tends to throw her off)
Naptime is a completely different story. 
I feel like we are actually regressing. 
She is full of life and energy, in a great mood, very playful and completely resistant to taking a nap. 
The first 3 days she took anywhere from 1.5-2 hours to fall asleep with major action on my part (putting her back in bed, telling her to lay her head down, even disciplining her for sneaking out and playing with her toys, sitting in her doorway until she fell asleep etc. etc.). Today, after 2 hours I finally gave up (partially because I needed to return a call to our Broker and I couldn't do both) and well, she never got a nap today. 
She was in a great mood all day, but let me tell you, this momma needs her daughter to take a nap. I'm not sure if doing this 2 months before our new baby comes was really smart or really dumb, I guess it could go either way. The nap thing is really hard on me, but we can't go back now and she does sleep really well at night and she does love the darn thing. 
Maybe the novelty just needs to wear off and the bed will become a bed and not the world's coolest jungle gym. 
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