I officially have NO child in a crib.
And never will again. (unless God has other plans... but WE certainly don't!)
Yes, sweet Annabelle has GRADUATED to a toddler bed!
I'm super nervous about it... but I had graduated all my other kids at 2 years of age, and then to a "big" girl bed at 3, but Annabelle has been NO where near ready to make the change.
I still don't think she is, because I wanted her communicating better with her words before we switched, but she just got too big for her crib. She doesn't have the skills to "climb" out safely but had 'fallen" out at least once, and the other day I went in to get her out, and she was sitting with both of her legs completely through the rails.. This wouldn't be bad in itself except that one of her legs was stuck!!
It took lotion and a lot of maneuvering and tears to get her unstuck. And she now has a nice bruise on her leg from the effort :-(
So on Saturday night, we "switched" her crib to toddler-bed mode. We still need to figure out some type of short rail for her... for now we have pillows on the floor in case she falls off, but she hasn't yet.
And her first night, she did GREAT!
Except that she woke up at 5:45 and came and got Mommy.
Yeah for getting Mommy.
BOO for waking up thus making Mommy feel like a walking Zombie. She lasted about two hours before she was exhausted again and took a rare "Morning" nap before church.
I don't like the thought of her walking around the house in the middle of the night though, so we will be closing her door at night now. Maybe that will help???
Another fun thing... Annabelle has learned to knock on doors!
the other day I had my bedroom door shut and I heard this light rap on the door. I opened it expecting to see one of my other girls, and there stood Annabelle. She knocked again with the door open, looked at me, and said, "Noh, noh."
I WAS SO PROUD!!!
Yup, big steps being made in the Phillips' household!!
LOVE us some big steps!