Wednesday, April 1, 2009

End of an Era

The crib has been officially packed up and put away and my baby is sleeping in a big boy bed now.

It's a mixed-emotion moment. I'm glad and excited about him growing up, but also a little sad at how big and independent my little one is getting.

Last night was the first night and he did fairly well. It took him a couple of hours to settle, along with a lot of visits from Mom. But eventually he fell asleep and he even did it in the bed, with his head on the pillow and the duvet tucked up around him. Unlike his brother, who celebrated his first night of freedom by falling asleep in front of the door. And his second, and third . . . lots of nights in front of the door.

Nathan woke up a few times in the night but was quickly reassured and went back to sleep fairly easily.

Naptime today went considerably better (him being tired definitely helped). A few mumbly protests and he was asleep in under twenty minutes. Tonight he crashed out practically before Dad was finished reading the story. So I think we can count it as a successful transition.

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