This is our story....of love, life, and adoption

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A Big Girl bed...already?

Can you believe that this little monkey climbed out of her crib already? At 19 and 3/4 months she scaled that sucker. Jon put her down for a nap(which is not always a desire of Claire's), next thing he knew, he heard drawers being opened and closed..
Darn that kiddo...that meant conversion #1 happened a little earlier then we hoped. AND by the way little Miss Claire just thought it was the neatest thing not to have one whole side of her crib....that is until the lights went out...

The transition from crib to day bed has been okay at best. She was extremely stressed out about it at bedtime, thrashing about and such. It took a little over an hour the first night to get her to bed(which is not like her) . She refused to nap the first week. The problem is that Claire does not like to be rocked to sleep, she just likes to go to bed, no real fuss. She might cry for a few minutes but then goes off to sleep. If we stay in the room she thinks it's playtime, so we kinda have to just put her to bed and walk out. I stuck it out and kept putting her back in her bed. We did end up putting a toddler rail thingy on the bed to give her more security since she's still so young. Then we got a tap light for her room and tried to be consistent. Almost two weeks later she will take a nap and tonight it took her a total of 2 minutes to drift off. Love it. And I love that she can get up by herself go to our room and wake us up with Claire Bear kisses...

6 comments:

JCWillow99@gmail.com said...

She is so cute! I love that bed. Where did you buy it?

Annie said...

Wow, how did she get so big already? Love that smile!

The Family K. said...

Wow... you have a little escape artist on your hands. I'm glad to hear the transition to a big bed finally went well. I know it can be rough.

Dunns said...

Claire is stinking cute!!!! I've read back to back blogs on these monkey girls escaping & climbing this morning...it cracks me up! It's amazing how their independent shows through so quickly, and how they are ready tackle the world. Strong souls

I can't wait for these moments.... You're saying "yeah right?"

Debbie:)

Judy said...

Oh yes, I remember the day that happened to us and it sounds just like your story. Time goes by so fast. Your girl has grown so much and she is so beautiful.

Enjoy every minute because time will seem to fly by.

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

She is becoming a big girl..
love the photos..
Glad she is doing well..
Kim