Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Three big boys....three big beds

Well, we finally did it.



It was a day I was dreading, for more than one reason.


Significance reasons....."we're all done with the crib...."

*sniff, sniff*




Practical reasons......"now Ethan can climb out of his bed when he wakes up at 6:45 a.m. and I actually will have to get up with him at that hour....."

*sniff, sniff harder*



But, today, we decided, was the day. Time to turn Ethan's crib into a toddler bed.



I was dreading nap time from about 9:30 a.m. on.



But....



I'm happy to report....

....it went swimmingly.




If I believed in omens, I would hope that this was a good omen.




We walked in to his bedroom; I asked him if he was ready to take his rest in his big-boy bed; he nodded *grin*; I laid him down, and told him that he was to stay put in his bed, and not get up. He laughed and giggled quite a bit--I imagine thinking that this was the coolest thing ever.



Five minutes later....


....I had two sleeping boys and one semi-resting boy. Most importantly: Ethan was sleeping, and he had barely moved two inches, let alone gotten up.

(Colin--top bed; Cam--trundle; E--toddler bed)


Now, we'll just see what happens tonight at bedtime--when he isn't quite so tired.....




6 comments:

Kirst said...

You'll have to let me in on your secret for getting them to all sleep in the same room nicely. W had to do some rearranging with rooms because Taylor and Quinten were having a hard time getting to sleep. Now Taylor and Spencer share and everything is good. We'll see what happens when we take the crib away. Hope tonight went swimmingly.

SRC said...

I just came across your blog for the first time...from 4littlemen. Anyhow, when I saw your boys in the Illini shirts I had to check out your labels. My husband went to Illinois (and I am originally from Chicago) and he is going to LOVE those pics of Homecoming! Your family is beautiful, by the way. Looking forward to following...even if you do walk in circles. :-)

Kara said...

too cute! i am glad he cooperated! i pray he continues for you! the only bad thing is the getting up at the crack of dawn! carter is up at 6 or 6:30 every day...yuck!

Julie said...

Yeah for sleeping in "big kid" beds!!

Just a little warning - once E realizes that he can get out of bed on his own, he might get up and wander some nights. The Jib sometimes tries to get in bed with Puckey...

. said...

I am so glad it went well for you! I have been thinking about changing Brody over too, but I haven't yet since he isn't getting out of it on his own. Both girls were out by the time they were 18months (I had to, there was another one on the way in a month or two!). Keep us updated, maybe I will change him over once I see yours is going well!

Julie said...

Oops! That last one was me, sorry!