Friday, June 01, 2007


Its been almost two weeks since Saben started sleeping in his new twin bed. At first he
HATED it - no wait, at first he LOVED jumping on it, but when we suggested sleeping it, he changed his mind. We moved his blankets & teddies (bears, not lingerie) to the bed and he immediately shouted "no! Back in crib!" and threw them back where they belonged. The few nights we put him the bed, he just cried pathetically and kept saying "crib, crib, crib....".

It was so sad, and we figured this was going to be a lot harder than we expected and decided to wait a couple weeks till we were really ready to tackle the problem. Finally, on a Sunday, it was time and I decided he would sleep in the bed even if it took us 2 hours to keep him there. But all it took was both of us laying & playing in the bed with him for a while, then bit by bit, getting farther away until finally we shut the door. (we'd done this one night before, but every time I disappeared, he woke up crying. After an hour, we gave up.) By the second night it only took about 30 minutes and by night three it was a piece of cake. Who knew? After a week, I started putting him there to nap too, no problem.

In the mornings he got out of bed and liked to yell "I wake up!". This week he woke up at 6:30am which is extremely early for him and so I put him in his crib with puzzles until we were ready to get up. Ever since then he has quit announcing "I wake up!" and just sort of sneaks out and starts playing with his toys. Usually I wake up to the sound of his box of trains being dumped out. He's still waking a little earlier - 7:45 instead of 8:30, but I can handle anything after 7:30.

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