Thursday, August 12, 2010

Big Boy Bed

Tommy has been resisting the move to a big boy bed and frankly, I have been resisting the move as well! He sleeps SO well in his cribby, 12 hours at night and 2+ hour nap each day. WHY would I want to mess with that?!

We have slowly started preparing the boys that soon not only would Tommy be sleeping in a big boy bed, but that they would be sharing a room. Daddy put up the bunk beds, we transitioned Charlie to the top bunk and started to get things ready for Tommy's big move.

Then two weeks ago, Tommy said he wanted to sleep in the Big Boy Room in his bed. He really wanted to so we went for it that evening. It wasn't as bad as I had thought but it did take 2 hours for everyone to be asleep and we decided to move Charlie into our bed after Thomas was caught in the top bunk trying to suffocate his brother with pillows ;) This did NOT surprise me AT ALL. The boys were SO excited to be sleeping in the same room together, so that is good! However, the next morning Charlie said "Mama, it isn't so fun to sleep together". Yeah, I wouldn't like getting tosseled by my little brother either!

So, it certainly hasn't gone the way I would of LOVED it to go, you know, they both settle in and fall asleep within minutes, no suffocating of each other with pillows, no need for discipline from Mom, no banging on the walls and crying. However, it has gone FAR better then I was dreading it would go.

Tommy has done really good about staying in his bed and only getting out to use the bathroom. And nap time has been perfect with just him in the room, so that is reassuring. I bet that with some time they will be able to go to bed at the same time, in the same room.

Doesn't he look so big in his big boy bed? I can not believe that my baby is not so much a baby anymore! He has asked to me to "rock" him before bed but his rocker is in the nursery....his old room, it seems so empty without him in it!

I am so excited for all the changes that lay ahead of us, but when I look at Thomas my heart sinks a little. I know I will love this new baby girl so completely, just like I do our boys. But for 3+years Tommy has been the "baby" and I honestly wondered if he would be our last. Our baby is growing up and in a few short months he will no longer be the baby. Oh, but he will always be my last baby boy!

Love you Thomas! We are so proud of all the big milestones you have made recently!! You are such a star!

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