Thursday, May 3, 2012

Time for the Crib


Pearl has slept in the co-sleeper next to my side of the bed since she was around one month old.  I love having her right there.  My favorite is when she wakes up every morning sometime between 5-6am.  I can just pull her into my bed and she immediately wraps her arms around me and goes back to sleep.  Baby cuddles are the absolute best and I have really enjoyed these months with her.
I am pretty sad to be moving her to the crib tonight, but I know it's time.  I have woken up a few times to her climbing into our bed.  Since she is able to pull herself up into a standing position, I know the co-sleeper is too shallow for her to sleep in.
We figured that since the co-sleeper worked so well, we would just keep her there until it didn't work anymore.  So, that is what we did.  Now she is going through a separation anxiety stage and I have a strong feeling that the crib transition won't go over well.  I really hope I'm wrong!  I will share how it goes next week. 
Maybe I should take a nap today just in case.
-Kira

8 comments:

  1. It so funny how these little steps are always harder on us than the baby him or her self! You'll just have to make sure you get in plenty of snuggles in the daytime so that momma... I mean baby, will transition just fine!

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  2. maybe you could put the crib beside your bed for a while for the transition? not sure if it'd fit. baby snuggles are the best. those years go so fast! mine are 18, 16, 11 and 9.

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  3. Aw! I think she will do just fine. That sounds like a tough transition though for the two of you.

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  4. I hope this went well and neither of you shed too many tears.

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  5. Good luck, lady! My son is 2+ and still not sleeping well on his own. Sometimes I wish I'd put my foot down about him sleeping in the crib, and others I am happy I didn't. Every mama knows what's best for her own babies!

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  6. I know when Enzo was waking several times a night to nurse, it was frustrating that I wasn't getting more than three consecutive hours of sleep for 10 months. But after we did the cry it out and he started sleeping through the night, the snuggles were no longer there. I didn't realize that I would be without those moments, and it made me sad. So now, when he lays his head on my shoulder as I am taking him to his crib for nap or bedtime, I cherish every second. *sigh* Why can't they stay babies forever? xoxo

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  7. That picture is absolutely precious. :)

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