What a big girl!

Filed under: baby's progress,photos — by Lauren on September 3rd, 2008 @ 10:12 pm

Anya took her first nap in her big girl bed today!  It only lasted about 30 minutes, but still, this is progress.  We tried unsuccessfully yesterday for about an hour and she ended up in her crib.  Today she fell asleep on her own; I stayed in the room but sat on the floor until she was sleeping soundly.  I’m hoping that soon she’ll feel comfortable enough for me to tuck her in and then leave, like I do when she sleeps in the crib.  I’m nervous about just leaving her if she’s upset.  I don’t want her to stand up in the bed like she would in the crib.  Despite the short nap, she woke up in a good mood, begging for me to read her another book.  She was excited to get stickers when she woke up!

She wanted to sleep in her crib tonight, which was fine with me – there’s still a few things left on my to-do list before Anya’s room is completely ready for her to move in full-time.  I’m very proud of her, but this was definitely one of those bittersweet moments when your heart is torn between pride and heartache as you realize your baby is growing up so quickly.

3 Responses to “What a big girl!”

  1. Erica Says:

    It took two hours to get our two down in their beds tonight. Last night was much easier because they were tired. I’ll follow your lead on this since it isn’t going so easy for us!

  2. Saina Says:

    Yay for Anya! She looks so adorable and little in there… Hopefully she’ll get used to it, and you can get a routine down soon!

  3. Lauren Says:

    Erica – I wouldn’t look to us for help! Anya had an awful night last night (up from 2 am to 5 am), most likely because she didn’t nap for long enough yesterday. Then it took two hours to get her to fall asleep for her nap this afternoon. I ended up having to rock her to sleep in the glider in the nursery and then transfer her to the bed. At least this time she slept for almost an hour. Well, we can commiserate together 🙂

    Saina – Thanks for the positive thoughts! It is funny to see her looking so small in the bed, especially with five stuffed animals thrown in there with her.