Tuesday, January 5, 2010

My baby's not a baby anymore

Since Colbie has been born Cambry has been such a helper. It seems like she has developed so rapidly in the last few months with her vocabulary, understanding and doing what I ask, and now - moving into her big girl bed. I've been dreading the day of moving Cambry out of her crib and into her big bed because she has been such an amazing sleeper that I figured the big bed would ruin her. I pictured her running around the room in chaos, jumping on the bed, crying, and frantically trying to open the door all because she wanted to be back in her crib. I was wrong. On Sunday night we attempted her first night in her new room. This night was special because typically we have no bedtime routine with Cambry we literally just pray with her and dump her in her crib and she's good until morning. I made extra effort on this night though to read her a few books in bed, tell her about her room and why it was decorated especially for her liking, and pray an extra long prayer for her to adjust to this major move. I left the room waiting for her call me back. And I waited. I stared at the video monitor ready to run in and save her from this giant bed that I just knew she wasn't ready for. She just laid there and didn't make a peep. Finally about 10 minutes went by and she sat up and cried. Here was my chance so I started up the stairs. The crying only lasted about 25 seconds and then she flopped back on her pillow and fell asleep. What? I was in shock. Later that night I heard a thump because she had fallen out of bed onto the pillow I had placed on the floor and was STILL asleep! I scooped her up and put her back in bed and she never knew. It's night three now and we still haven't had any problems. Nap times have gone well too, but the first two I had to stand outside her door and watch on the monitor for her to get out of bed and just yell in a stern voice "Cambry! Get back in bed!" It's really hard to use a stern voice when she has gotten out of bed to dance with her sock monkey that her Aunt Cindy made her. It definitely creeps her out that I know when she gets up, so she dropped the monkey and jumped back in bed and then slept for two hours! Way to go Cambry!
I'm so proud of her, but I have to admit Drew and I were kind of sad. It just seems like she is growing up so fast and I just want to bottle her up the way she is right now and keep her for ever. I'm sure CPS would not like if I kept her in a bottle though. Now that the crib is available Colbie will be trying it out soon, and it seems like forever before we will have to move her out of it but I know that day will be here in a flash. Maybe I will just keep her in it until she is twelve to prolong her baby phase. That sounds like the better option right now.

1 comment:

  1. So cute and fun to read! I just read this for a second time...out loud to Greg. Love it! I'm so glad she's still doing well. Just remember that kids handle transition well because they have parents who have raised them to be comfortable and secure. So good job momma!