Saturday, September 13, 2008

Ready for a Toddler Bed

The inevitable happened; Evan made his way out of the crib last night, and it wasn't exactly a graceful maneuver.
He had been in bed for approximately 30 minutes, and due to the lack of sleep I've been getting recently, I decided to go to bed early. Right after I got into bed, I remembered that Evan didn't have a diaper cover on, which means there was great potential for him taking off his diaper, and then, of course, there would be a need for a complete change of bedding in the middle of the night. He was still awake, so I debated about whether or not I should go in there. Due to my complete exhaustion, I decided I would just go ahead and check on him, because I was most likely going to be falling asleep fast...maybe before him.
So, I went in there, he hadn't taken his diaper off, I told him good-night, and I headed back for bed. Unfortunately, my brief appearance in his room did agitate him a bit, and he started "calling" me. He wasn't crying, just calling out, and I figured that he would settle down quickly. Nope. Instead, after only a couple of minutes, we heard the big "thud." I ran into the room knowing that he was going to be on the floor. He was flat on his back doing the cry where he was crying so hard, that he was kind of holding his breath. I was almost afraid to pick him up.
I brought him into our room, gave him a good check-over while he cried, and I tried to comfort him, but after about 10 minutes, he was trying to get out my arms and bed. He's not into the whole cuddling thing.
He fell asleep quickly after that, but was up about about 10 times last night! Maybe 10 is an exaggeration, but that's what it felt like.
I've been thinking about it, and I think that the others were in beds by this age (27 months); I know Chelsey was. It's really hard to believe that he doesn't need his crib anymore. It's one of those 3 in 1 deals, so it's probably just a matter of a few screws, and more importantly, a secure gate for the hallway or maybe his bedroom.


Maddy said...

You have my every sympathy dearie. My lot all got out of bed and tramped down stairs at 3:30 this morning. I was not a happy bunny.

Chelsey said...

HOLY COW!! brave little dude
my little evy :) :)

FXSmom said...

Matty isn't a cuddler either. He was in a crib until my baby girl was born so he was about 2 yrs 8 mos...a smidge older than Evan.

Umma said...

We were so sad to see the crib go. Monkey was totally ready for it, we were afraid he fall out as well. It was a bit of a shock to have him running free at first, lol.

I hope Evan adjusts quickly!

Paula Fasciano said...

Ben (5) was in his crib until his 3rd b-day because we knew he'd fall out if not trapped...he's now in a low to the HUGE floor car bed with a twin mattress (which he LOVES) ...AND we have a gate that we LOCK at the top of the stairs each night!

Jen said...

It hasn't happened again since that one incident....maybe he learned something? We'll probably keep him in it for a while longer. I can't imagine him having all that freedom, yet.