Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Big Bed

"Do you want to sleep in your crib or in the big bed?"

"Big bed!"

Neil went to put Nile to bed two nights ago (Sunday night), and after the teary episode that happens nearly every night when it's bedtime, he gave her the option of sleeping in her crib or in her bed. She said "big bed." She has never slept in her bed before.

Well he tucked her in, pushed her crib up against the bed so she wouldn't fall out, and we didn't hear another word from her! After awhile I checked on her:

Sleeping like an angel!


This is the girl who sleeps 12+ hrs. from whatever time we put her to bed. We didn't hear from her again until 5:30 a.m., when she had crawled out the foot of the bed and was calling at the inside of her door for a bottle. Unusual for her to wake in the night, but then she went back to sleep.

The nanny said she woke up early, just after 7:00 a.m. (she usually wakes at 9 or 10 or sometimes later) but then went back down for a nap, IN THE BIG BED, at 11:00 a.m.

Last night (Monday night) she again went to bed in the big bed, and was still sleeping when we left this morning around 7:00. Who knows, this may be the start of a new phase for her!


Stephanie said...

Such a big step - what a good, big girl!!! She's ready to be a big sister. :)

Thomas said...

So cute :)

Sara said...

Wow - I hope it stays that easy! It's crazy when they make such a big change, isn't it?