Tuesday, April 13, 2010

first big boy bedtime!

first big boy bedtime!
Originally uploaded by Kirsten W

I haven't been much of a blogger lately, but we're busy busy around here! I've been working on some of my WIP and starting more projects. but the big news is that Lachlan has been sleeping in his big boy twin-size bed for almost a week. Once the frame, mattress, and car sheets came together, he was immediately excited about it - he wanted to play in the bed, read in the bed, and pretended to sleep. We decided to take advantage of his enthusiasm and just go for it.

We've followed the same bath and reading routine before bed as we used to, but now I lay in the twin bed with him. The first few nights I tried to leave him when he was drowsy, but that resulted in long cries for mama at the door. He also woke up in the middle of the night crying for me. But the past few nights I decided to stay until he was asleep, just to make the transition more peaceful for everyone. Since then he has been sleeping through the night. He has also been taking his daily nap in the big bed.

I'm very proud of how well he is doing and a little amazed at how much he has grown up. Hopefully by the time his little sister arrives in June, he will be all settled in this new setup. I'm working on sewing curtains and painting a dresser for his room this week, so I'll be back with more photos soon!