Friday, March 30, 2012

Bye Bye Crib!!

So Noah climbed/fell out of his crib the other night! Yeah, VERY SCARY!! Also something I have been praying he would never do so I could keep him in his crib as LONG as possible. It is only way I can get him to snooze if he refuses naptime or bedtime. Now those days are over :(

 Let me recap the dreaded incident! For several nights lately Noah has been hard to get down for bedtime. I struggle getting him to rock and then once I get him asleep he wakes up as soon as I put him in his crib. Then he does his routine of throwing out his blankets in silence, says "uh oh" a bunch, realizes I am not coming in his room and then the meltdown starts. Most of the these nights I only let him cry it out a little while b/c he would start banging his head on the crib. Yes, I know it totally freaked me out!! On the night Todd was working (of course) I was going to let him cry it out a bit longer b/c in the past this has worked and he ends up laying down and going to sleep. This night he cried and I checked on him off and on with the video monitor. I couldn't watch it the entire time b/c it stresses me out so much that a minute feels like 30!

All of a sudden I heard a loud bump and checked the monitor and my sweet baby was NOT in his crib!! I ran up the stairs praying so hard that Noah would be okay and trying to prepare myself for the worst case scenario. Thankfully, he was fine. He had landed on the pile of blankets and a pillow pet he had thrown out of the bed earlier! Thank you Lord I thought! He was crying hysterically so I scooped him up and held him, then realized I needed to make sure he didn't break anything or hit his head. He seemed to be fine, but just very shaken up! I calmed him down and rocked him and talked to him about how he can't climb out of his crib. I am not sure if he climbed or leaned a bit over and fell. He has never tried to climb his crib before so I am thinking he fell.

That night he slept with us!!! And has since then, might I add! We converted his crib to a toddler bed, but y'all it is HUGE!! Way too big for him. We have tried to keep up his usual nightly routine each night. We do bath, book, rock, bed! We put him in his toddler bed and closely monitor him until we are ready for bed, then scoop him up and put him in our bed. I know that sounds so backwards b/c usually ppl are taking their kids out of their bed. But Noah rolls so much in his sleep, he even rolled off of his bed last night. He was barely caught by the guard rail. And he was in a really scary position that looked like he could choke himself. So I have just opted to put him in our bed. No judgements!! We know we need to figure out a better solution soon.

I am not really sure how nap time is going to be anymore. I am hoping he will still take naps, but am unsure of that. He fights sleep so much as it is that it can't be good to have one more thing going against him sleeping. The one thing I do know is that I am so thankful that Noah is safe and okay!! And that is all that matters to me right now!!! We may buy another toddler bed that suites him better. Todd has to work alot coming up, so it will be a while before we can get out and go shopping.

I seriously do NOT know how my momma and other momma's raised kids without video monitors!! I couldn't live without ours!!!! So this has been my life lately and it takes things like this to remind me that nothing really matters in life but our loved ones!!!

And now for some pictures :) These are for you Aunt Sue!! I always post pictures and think of you! I love you and miss you!!! xoxoxoxo

 Snoozin' in the car! May be the only time he naps, haha!!

 He ends up rolling around so much in our bed and I never know where he will end up! In this pic he is upside down, but last night I woke up and he was at the foot of the bed!! 

 Lately Noah has been using his imagination!! He was using some of my bowls and cooking for me :) He would say eat momma, eat!! 

Then he found some paper and made me another meal! He is a lil chef!!
I guess he forgot we were pretending it was food, haha! And he so pulled this notepad off of my fridge and began "cooking" with it!! 

 He is starting to enjoy coloring. Usually he just pulls the crayon paper off and makes a big mess, but now he actually colors :) YAY!!

I just can't say it enough, but I adore those brown eyes! He was eating lunch and watching daddy cut grass on this day!!

We went shopping for Easter outfits and he had to ride the firetruck twice. He doesn't look amused here, but he really enjoyed it!!

Snuggles with my sweet boy! I love you Noah bear!!!



J said...

so glad to hear he's ok after his fall!
we're expecting our second and trying to figure out what to do about the monitor situation. I'm debating on getting a video monitor for #2. Sounds like you love yours--which one do you have and what are the pros/cons of it?

J said...

Thanks for the reply and the raves/info on your monitor. Which one do you have? Summer infant or Motorola or another brand? Also, do you know the exact item # (or model #)?