Friday, February 13, 2009

Ohmygod stop with the bed already

Have I told you we bought Jack a big-boy bed? Oh, I've blogged about it a few or eleventy billion times this week? You don't say.

Well this evening marked the first time we put the sheets on and let him sleep in it. There was much fanfare and excitement -- oh, and an injury!

When we were moving the bed into place, he decided he was going to climb out of the bathtub on his own. No we are not neglectful parents who will let their child drown in an inch of water; he was 5 feet down the hall and talking to us the whole time. But he fell flat on his back onto a toy, leaving two puncture wounds directly in line with his spine and an immediate bruise. He cried briefly but then was running and jumping around the bathroom. Josh called the pediatrician and the doc on call said he should be fine, but to watch for him complaining about his legs or arms tingling or hurting.

With the potential paralyzation behind us, we resumed Operation Big Boy Bed as planned. We put his lovey and blanket and bear in bed on top of his new Thomas the Train comforter (not my choice) and organic sheets (my choice) and he laid down on his new pillow. When we kissed him goodnight, he got a little teary and said, "Mommy stay with you," but I assured him he only needed to call for one of us and we would come in and help him.

He is still chattering away up there an hour later, but that's par for the course when it comes to bedtime. I can only hope he STAYS in the bed when he wakes up, but so far, he's not getting out, so that's a good sign.

Oh, and we went with the Summer Infant Sure and Secure Double Bed Rail. It worked just fine with the slats, fit between the mattress and the siderail and meant we didn't have to push the bed up against the wall. It also acts as a barrier to him crawling out, as it covers three-quarters of the length of the bed on both sides. Seemed pretty sturdy too.

So you'll either hear an update about our success next week or you'll read in the news about a crazy mother in Chicago who hadn't slept in three straight days and ran screaming from her house and was hit by a car because she didn't look both ways.



Blogger Hettie said...

Yay for the big boy bed. He looks so happy and comfy! I hope the transition goes well. We'll be trying it ourselves with Nora in a few months.

I remember my favorite part of moving Owen to a big bed was being able to read stories and sing songs in bed instead of in a chair. So cozy!

Glad you found rails that work.

February 14, 2009 6:24 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

He sure looks snug as a bug in a rug.

February 16, 2009 7:36 AM  

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