Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The toddler bed switch

How I have been avoiding this moment. But it was finally time. They've been climbing into each other's cribs for a while and have each climbed over and out but we kept putting off the switch. We tried making mega crib for a bit (pushed the two cribs together after taking the sides off) but that resulted in too much wrestling and not enough sleeping.

Anyway, we now have two toddlers in big girl beds. I would warn anyone who makes the switch to expect a couple bad nights but they will get used to it. A lot of people will tell you to make sure that your kids never leave the bed. That's good in theory, but I think when you have twins you have to be realistic. If your best friend was in the bed next to you, you would probably get out and play for a little bit. So we let them run around the room and when they get tired they make their way back to the beds. Sometimes we have to play Sleeping Beauty "I know you" (I have heard this song 10,000 times the past week...) or sing "hush little baby" a few times through the monitor but they have been settling down by 830 or so the past couple nights. With three kids, it seems like someone is always waking up in the night. I'm sure they'll get more used to the toddler beds with time and hopefully sleep till morning without someone waking up!

Toddler beds!

Sleeping in same bed still

Darren sleeping on the floor one of the first nights, ha!

RIP mega crib

Morgie is 8 months!

Posted late again, but Morgan turned 8 months just before Christmas. She is now officially crawling like a Pampers commercial. Somewhat sleeping through the night. Has four teeth on the verge of coming through. Is standing when propped up and trying very, very hard to pull herself upright. She is still the most cuddly, relaxed baby ever. Eating pretty good. Also she is giant. I took her in right after Christmas thinking she had an ear infection (she doesn't, but loves pulling on her ears) and she weighed 21 lbs 2 oz. That's not too far off from her sisters who weighed 25 to 26 lbs at their 2 1/2 year check up. Morgan is going to be so tall!

Brooklyn and Bailey are really cute with Morgan. I love on the weekends when Morgan wakes up from her morning nap and Brooklyn yells "baby up!" and then we all go upstairs to get her and Brooklyn says the entire time, "I come baby! I come baby!" The older girls are both interested in making her laugh but I think they will continue to get more interested when she can really play with them. They are starting to play with her a little (putting the blanket over her to play peekaboo, etc) but it often gets a little rough for the baby and we have to remind them to be careful. Or, Morgan will grab one of their toys or pull their hair which B&B don't care for! But it is cute to see them all interacting in the way that an 8 month old can interact with two toddlers. Melts my heart.

Watch Morgan crawl: