Monday, May 2, 2011


It's a big day in our house. A very big day. Is it the federal election? Is it the death of a famous terrorist?


It's Both Girls in the Same Room Day! Hooray!

Okay, so technically, that day was Sunday night. We've done two nights of it so far. We decided on Saturday that we'd do a trial run. We did have to disassemble the crib to move it, so it's turning out to be a little less temporary then we thought at first - it may be hard to get up the energy to move it back if we need to.

So far, it's had mixed results. G was really excited when the crib came into her room, solemnly repeated our instructions of
-do not throw anything in the crib
-do not climb into the crib
-do not attempt to "help" M in any way
 She seemed pretty on board with the whole thing.
Then, nighttime came, and she had a bit of trouble falling asleep (M was not yet in her crib), she asked for glasses of water, her bear and had the following conversation with Paul: "Daddy! Daddy! Daddy!" (he goes to the room) "Daddy, say I love you" "Okay, I love you, G." "No! I want to say it!" "Okay, go ahead" "I love you Daddy". After that, she slept. Even through a bit of crying from M as she protested being put down.

Then, 4am happened. Repeated calls for Daddy - and when Mommy tried to go in, even more desperate calls for Daddy. She never mentioned M or the crib, but something was off.
But, she was soothed back to sleep eventually.
Last night went better with both girls sleeping great.

However, naps are a bit of an issue. G is very used to being able to play in her room any time she wants, so M napping in it makes her a bit upset. G also has stopped taking an actual nap in the afternoon in favor of a 2-hour quiet time in her room, and I can't leave M in the room for that.
So, M sleeps in the middle of our bed. Which works for now, but not for much longer.

1 comment:

  1. Maybe Ginny's quiet time will be in your room. Just move in all the toys and a few books and the next thing you know your room will be as cluttered as it was with the crib in it.......but it's a trade off. Hmm...I can't remember when I put L and S together.....probably when they were 4 and 2. Good Luck!!