From the time Mia was a baby she has never resisted night time and has only gotten up once in the night from the time she started sleeping through the night at 5 months. Even still I went into it preparing myself for the worst. Monday morning came and I took one side off her crib and turned it into a toddler bed. Mia was so excited. She immediately climbed right in her bed and pretty much stayed there the entire morning playing with her toys in her bed and laying down. That day she took her first nap in over a week and when night time came after doing our usual night-time routine she got right in her bed and went to sleep. My biggest fear out of all of this was her falling out of bed since she is such a crazy sleeper so I was expecting to be woken up in the night to crying after she had fallen out. Much to my surprise I didn't hear her until 8:30 the next morning which is around the normal time for getting up. The first night....a success! The rest of the week was also a success minus the naps. I'm soaking up this easy transition since I know potty-training (which I'm an not even considering yet) will be much more of a nightmare.
My plan is to switch Mia over to a twin bed when Livy is born so she can have the crib; giving me yet another project to accomplish since I found this cute platform bed I want to build for Mia.
Oh and here is a funny story from this week's transition. One night Eric peeked in on Mia and found her sleeping on the ground over by her changing table. She hadn't woken up at all from falling out of bed. He put her back in bed and checked on her a littler later and found her still asleep kneeling by her bed. We had to laugh at how she managed to sleep through all of that.
|Eric luckily captured this for me and all of you to see :)|
We started casually looking online at different cars we both liked at a price point we liked as well. Eric knew that I have always wanted a Jeep and he was good enough to indulge my want and look more at those cars. I really liked the new Jeep Grand Cherokees but we didn't really need something that big yet, especially for the price so we started looking at a scaled down model of the Cherokee which is the Jeep Compass. One morning we decided to be spontaneous and go test drive some cars. Long story short, that day we happened upon a 2011 Jeep Compass for a really great price and going along with my sudden spark of spontaneous behavior we went back the next day and bought the car!! Although the Freestyle served us well for the last 2 years, it's nice to have something more reliable and new to us.
|I'm too lazy to go outside and take a picture so you get one I snagged online :)|