So it seems as if we all have a little slowing down to do. However, we cannot slow down time which is the one thing I really wish I could control. This post is a total judgement free only post so if you’re going to tell me it’s bad and blah blah, just get to the end first!
Vey has always been a co room sleeper. We had a bed for her in our room from day one until now at 21 months. Everyone told us we were creating a monster by keeping her in here and it would be horrible once we tried to put her in her crib. Well, they were right but not in the sense they meant.
Don’t get me wrong we totally tried to put her in her crib numerous times and it would go okay for a few days and then something would happen like.. the heat stopped working in her room, she got hand foot + mouth, she was sick with back to back double ear infections, etc… things that happen, happened. Everytime something happened we coddled our baby which in my eyes was perfectly fine and then the routine of her sleeping in our room just continued.
Something about seeing how sad my baby was and her little arms reaching out for me calling “mama” it wasn’t even a thought, just grabbed her and in we went.
Well, V is a tall little bug and we knew the time had come for her to hear from the bed we had in our room for her, into her own bed.
It was a piece of cake… after she cried so hard she threw up and we were up washing and cleaning her and the crib… then after that it was a piece of cake. I am going with the fact that she was so exhausted she just gave up. But it worked.
The next day at nap time, the foreign place for her to nap was a cozy bed for her to take one of the longest naps I believe she ever has taken for me. She loves it! Her bed is her spot and she’s happy to be in there.
So people who told us not to do it, we did not create that monster. We created 21 months of a pure bond and for this mommas heart is that much fuller. As for when you said it was going to be horrible, you were right…. for me. I cry and watch her on the monitor at night still and believe it won’t end any time too soon. My baby became a toddler and time went too fast!
The moral of my post which I’ve stated before, parent the way you want to parent & the way you believe is best for your baby.
Until next time!