Yesterday we converted Evan's crib to a toddler bed. He climbed out of his crib a couple weeks ago and ever since has been trying to get out. Every night when I put him to bed, I would be glued to monitor just watching and waiting. Sure enough, I had to sprint in there to prevent him from falling out of the crib. That was it for me! He was telling us that he was ready for a change. So, yesterday at nap time, he struggled a bit with enjoying the freedom to wander his room and wanting to go to sleep. After an hour of playing, he passed out on the floor. Before bedtime last night, we took out his toys hoping that would make it easier but he still wandered around. I eventually went in and put him back in his bed and told him that it was time to go to sleep. He was not happy. He cried for a few minutes and then got quite. He never got out again and went to sleep. Ahhhhhh. It was a lot easier than I expected. Today we weren't sure what was going to happen during nap time. He surprised us completely! He went into his room and climbed into bed. Minutes later he came out with a couple of his favorite bedtime toys and walked around. I assumed that that meant he was ready and he definitely was! I couldn't believe it! Eric went into his room with him and the two of them lied on the floor for a bit. We put on his favorite music (moose songs from Nick Jr.) and put him to bed. He didn't try to get out and was asleep in no time! It was awesome! He is such a big boy! We are so proud of him!
Buddy, we hardly knew ye.
11 months ago