One Little Monkey…Posted: June 16, 2009
Ava got a ‘Big Girl’ bed (thanks so much PaPa and JoJo!)!!! What an exciting day! As most of you know we have a very busy summer of traveling coming up… all of a sudden it hit us that we need to start preparing Ava for not sleeping in her crib or even the Port-A-Crib that is all of a sudden way too small. So on Sunday we bit the bullet and put her down for a nap in a cozy nest of blankets right outside her crib. I have to say Kurt and I were beyond shocked when she simply rolled over and fell asleep and didn’t even try to walk out of her room! After that you might say we jumped the gun a bit- we packed up that crib and had it stored within the hour. Then came bedtime… not a horror story but also not quite so simple as the nap. Ava (very sweetly) came to the door many, MANY times and knocked (while yelling MOM…DAD…). We simply returned her to her bed, set her up with some books and a reading light, said a prayer and bid her good night (repeatedly). About 30 minutes later she was fast asleep. Not too bad if you ask me and last night was even better (I think the NEW BED, rather than just a mattress was a big part of that!). I’m sure it will take a few more nights of teaching Ava ‘Big Girl Bed Etiquette’ but overall I really feel like this has been a positive transition. Another huge reminder that our baby girl is growing up… but what a joy to experience it with her every step of the way!