Feb 242012

So, many of my fbook friends are already up to speed on this whole saga but for the past month it seems, Noah’s sleep was in the pooper. He was waking up in the middle of the night hysterical and we ended up sleeping in the rocking chair with him more often than not (or I’d be on the floor with my hands thru the side of the crib). DH and I started to discuss toddler beds and what we’re going to do.

Noah’s crib has the option to convert to a toddler bed with a new rail. Thinking that it would be a good transition, I went to BRU and ordered it up. They said it would take 10 – 12 weeks to get here – that evening (that evening!) he managed to make it over the rail and each night the rest of the week. There goes that idea so off we went that weekend to get him a twin bed.

We made a big deal about the change over by buying cool dinosaur sheets (and not letting him see us disassemble the crib) and talking it up all thru the buying process. He’s been in the twin for almost a month now and things are going okay. He’s still struggling to get to sleep at night (naps are near impossible). We put a new gate in to make it easier to get in and out since we have to go in like 100 times a night to put him back in bed. Alot of times I’ll climb in with him and just fall asleep too which I know is a terrible habit but when it’s 10pm and he’s still running like a maniac, you’ll try anything! I know it’s just a matter of time before the bed loses it’s magic and he’ll be more willing to just lay down and go to sleep but for now we do alot of back and forth.

In the end he really seems to enjoy it so I’m happy we made the switch and went straight to the twin. I tried to get a few pictures of him but he wasn’t cooperating so you just get the two below!

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  1. Oh man — I’m so afraid of “the switch.” We’ve been talking about it and keep delaying, but with baby #2 on the way I know we need to bite the bullet. I’d like to buy a twin (makes more sense in the long run), but I just can’t justify forking out the money right now for the difference. One of our friends gave us a toddler bed, so we just need another mattress. At the latest we’ll make the switch by Shelby’s birthday, so two more weeks max! Yikes…Here’s hoping Noah starts sleeping better for you!

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