This has a very ominous tone in my head when I read it….The beds. But I figure that’s because I have been living with the beds (oh, there it goes again!) for a little over a month now.
So, let’s set this up….a few months ago, Hudson started learning how fun it was to climb on everything! This included climbing into his crib (not out of his crib yet), and he thought that was awesome. So about a month of that, and I started getting very nervous about them learning to climb out. It just takes once haha. Also, the boys decided it was also tons of fun, to stick their entire legs through the slats of their cribs, but once they did that, they could not get them back out. So, about 4 times every nap time, and night time, I would have to go in there and get their legs unstuck. There were quite a few times, I would start to panic, as I could not get Peter’s knee back through the crib.
I knew it was getting close to thattime (ooh) of getting big boy beds for them, but I still kept putting it off, as the thought of sleep training 2 toddlers absolutely terrified me, and still does!
May 8th, Hudson climbed out of his crib….he climbed onto his piano, and didn’t quite get his footing, and hit his ribs on the keys, and then fell the rest of the way to the ground. Bloody nose, busted lip, bruises on his chest all came from this, and Caleb and I decided, that was it…time for toddler beds.
Now, I had always said I would never do toddler beds, and I wanted to do twin sized beds…well, I still “believe” in that, but, their room does not allow for 2 twin sized beds to fit, so we did toddler beds, which are cheaper for now anyways…
So, May 9th, the day the boys turned 18 months (coincidentally), Caleb and I set up their room…Grandmama took care of them for the day, and we cleaned out our closet (to make room for cribs), and then set up their room, and toddler-proofed it a little more.
They were ecstatic when they saw their room for the first time…LOVED their beds, and immediately laid down, and pretended to sleep.
Still terrified, we put the boys to sleep that night, and we only had to tell them once to get back in their beds, before they fell sound asleep for the night. PRAISE THE LORD!!!
I told Caleb that night, “It can’t be this easy, people will hate us!” Well, it isn’t that easy haha…naptime is still a battle, but at least naptime still happens…2 naps, I might add…as much as I have tried to go down to one, the boys won’t have it, and still need their 2 naps. Hey, I don’t mind!
Sicknesses, and stresses, and issues have made these toddler beds a source of pain for me hahaha, (exaggerating a bit), and I find myself reminiscing on the days of cribs, and children that could not get out of their rooms by themselves.
Every morning, though, 2 little boys open their door, open our door, and come wake Mommy up, and the smiles on those little faces so early in the morning is so sweet, and as much as I miss the little preemie men, I LOVE these big little men, and I am so proud of the boys they are growing up to be!
Giving Bubba a hug