Chaaaa chaaaaa changes

*sob* We finally did it- we converted Squidge’s cot into a toddler bed.  We’ve talked about it for months and months.  We had talked about changing it last CHRISTMAS.  I kept putting it off because she is such a good sleeper and I didn’t want to mess that up.  Friends would tell me that they changed over when their little ones started to climb out or if they needed the cot because #2/#3 was on it’s way.  Well she never did try to climb out of it and #2 looks a long way off so something had to give.  This weekend I decided that enough was enough and to just do it.  I want to start potty training at night and that wasn’t going to happen if she was still trapped in a cot.

I thought I took photos of her helping Dad w/ the change over but apparently I just thought about taking some photos.  So because I’m slack and haven’t documented what I’m sure to all of you would have been an utterly fascinating series of photographs here are some of her bedtime routine.  When I say routine I should add that this is not in fact representative of her bedtime routine because we don’t read to her sitting on the floor by her bed.  We read to her in the living room on a nice soft squishy sofa.  So lets just pretend mmmm k?

Ooops! Someone forgot to brush someone's hair.

there is some serious thumb sucking going on here.

there is some serious thumb sucking going on here.

Oooh no it isnt.  I like Tiddlers stories said little Johnny Dory

Oooh no it isn't. I like Tiddler's stories said little Johnny Dory

After some more ferocious thumb sucking it was time to turn off the lights.  This is just about the time where she went from being out of her mind excited about her new sleeping arrangement to not so excited.  It took a couple of times going back into her room but she did finally settle down and fall asleep.  All and all not as bad as it could have been.  I checked on her a little later…

Buddy her constant companion

Buddy her constant companion

It’s been 3 days and so far it’s been alright.  She’s been having nightmares but I’m not sure if that’s the change or her age.  Coming soon a post about that great big stuffed dog she’s sleeping with.

6 Comments

  1. Maryann
    July 23, 2009 /

    I’m glad my squidgy is doing well with the adjustment and I love even more that she is clearly a dog-lover… and I quote her ” I like that doggy” (insert English accent) Miss her already. xoxo

  2. maria
    July 23, 2009 /

    gLaD IT’S WORKInG OUT.. WE DID IT ABOUT THREe WeeKS AGO..AFTER HER FALLING OUT A FEW TIMES WE DECIDED TO PUT IT AGAInST THE WALL..no side bar or anything.. sHE HAS GOTtEN A LOT BeTTER ABOUT STAYING IN IT MOST OF THE nIGHT.. i THINK IT’S HARDER FOR Me…SNIFF*..

  3. July 23, 2009 /

    Glad she seems to have taken to it well!!

  4. July 23, 2009 /

    Our kids frustrate us endlessly as they refuse to go to sleep if we don’t lie with them for a while. I have threatened and threatened, but I just can’t get them to go to sleep on their own.

  5. July 23, 2009 /

    I’m sure she’ll get used to it soon.

  6. mancais
    July 23, 2009 /

    She’ll be fine. (Hark at me the expert!)
    Could be weather-related. Or cheese. Or something.