Monday, April 30, 2012

Big Boy Bed and Relapse

We are successfully on night two of this sleeping arrangement:
And would you believe me if I told you he fell asleep no problem, without getting out of bed or screaming both times so far?
He didn't love the idea of taking a nap in his big boy bed today. By that I mean he didn't have a nap  which is probably why he collapsed into his bed this evening without a fight. But hey, baby toddler steps.

As for the crib occupant, here he is pretending to be asleep -- his favorite trick at 2:00 in the morning.
The whole time he's eating he acts like he's completely exhausted and makes me believe he'll fall right back to sleep once he's full. After eating, he appears to be in mid REM cycle, so I assume it safe to lay him down. I go get a drink and go to the bathroom to stall before hopping back into bed to make sure he's really asleep. Only when I'm under the covers and starting to drift back to sleep, Carson starts to whimper. Blast.

So I go in and see him lying there with his eyes wide awake just wanting someone to play with him. And lucky for me, I'm that someone at 2:30-4:30 in the morning. The little rascal. Maybe his new crib will help him doze off a little faster? Here's to hoping.
Despite Eli's surprisingly smooth transition into his big boy bed, he has reverted back to baby mode in another aspect:
His absolute most favorite game is to steal Carson's binky, sprint to his favorite hiding spot, and then emerge like this:
We've had to invest in a few more binkies since Eli's become Mr. Stealth and we're having to run those suckers through the dishwasher like crazy. Aye yi yi.


Rebecca said...

It's funny how Eli looks so big...until I see him with a paci in his mouth again!

jlthomas said...

I think I might be getting a glimpse of my future. Binkys and beds, oh my. We are now trying to get Logan to sleep in a toddler bed, and only because of how dangerous he's become with his crib. Glad to see you have had two successful nights, it's not going as well over here.

Kim said...

I can't believe Eli keeps liking to suck on a binky when he's not had one for such a long time. Funny kid! Is it just another one of those things he knows he shouldn't be doing and he does it to get your attention?

Eric and Justine said...

I hope that eli is still doing well in the toddler bed! Isn't it funny how you never know how much sleep you are going to get each night?