Connery used to lie down in his crib easily, but lately, he cries if he's the least bit awake. In the morning, he wakes up and is content just to lie around and jabber and will even fall back to sleep. (We're LUCKY that our boys will sleep until 8, 9...even 11 am!) Sorry, I'm sidetracked. And pissing off some other mothers, I'm sure.
Last weekend, Kieran stayed all night at MommaBa's, and at bedtime, Connery pointed to Kieran's bed. So we let him sleep there. No harm done, right? Well.......
The next day, he napped there with Kieran. (Very sweet.) And Sunday night, he fell asleep there with him. Of course, Monday night, when I tried to put him in his crib, he cried and pointed to Kieran's bed. Sandy and I relied on spelling-speak: "He wants to sleep in Kieran's B-E-D."
We knew it was TIME.
So while I rocked the boys for a few minutes, Sandy grabbed some tools and took the front off the crib, making it...Ta-DA! A toddler bed! We covered his eyes as we walked back in, and he climbed right in. Of course, they wanted to jump on it first thing, so we had to discuss the dangers of that. (Not that they care.)
He fell asleep pretty easily, with me just rubbing his back and singing. (No pacifier, even.) And he lasted for 2.5 hours before he fell out onto the floor. And went right back to sleep.
Tuesday night, both boys had secretly decided that they should switch beds, so now Kieran's in the newly converted crib-bed, and Connery's in Kieran's old bed, which works better because it has rails on it.
We think the next step is getting them bunk beds, but Friday night, little Madeline (Kieran's "princess" remember) jumped off the top bunk, hit her head on the ceiling fan and had to get 7 stitches. So we'll wait a little while...