The nursery room I lovingly decorated while pregnant with her was never used
As she slept in our bedroom since her first night at home.
Our room has been re arranged several times to accommodate her.
From crib/moses basket days to big cot days - which started about her 2nd month as she outgrew her moses basket so quickly.
|the cot was really next to my side of the bed|
But I did try to move her into her own bedroom.
and back again to our bedroom after a few days.It became a cycle- asking Dearest Husband to put her cot in her bedroom or in our bedroom and unsurprisingly, he eventually got fed up or should I say exhausted of the assembling/dis assembling. He let the cot stay in her room. I can totally understand. It is not easy to move a cot from one room to another.
We let her slept in a travel cot instead. We thought this would just be for the time being until she would move to her bedroom. Of course it didn't happen right away as what we originally wanted.
And as she got older, it has just gotten more difficult. She would even want to sleep in our bed. Although we never let her and as soon as she's asleep we would put her in her cot. She may be sleeping with us in our bedroom until she was 26 months old but she never slept with us in the bed. I would not even breastfed her in the bed before for fear of sleeping over her.
And then one day, I finally told Dearest Husband that it was about time. I was very ready by then. This was when she was turning 2 years old. By that time, her cot (in her room) was already a toddler bed (dropped the sides down as it's a cot bed at the same time) but she would not sleep there. We even sort of camped in her bedroom (by putting a mattress on the floor) just to let her feel she was not alone. Those were nights of struggles, so finally exhausted, just let her carry on sleeping in our bedroom.
Her new bedroom was just waiting for her. I have had spent time moving and redecorating her room. Her nursery room before was a smaller one and was across ours. The present one is bigger and just next to ours. I spent days redecorating her new room with the Disney Princess theme. I did all the wallpapering myself and the Wall Mural was the hardest part. It came in 12 parts and I have to make sure that they were all pieced together correctly in all its sides.
And just last weekend, we finally bought her a grown up single size bed. I thought it might help in the moving aspect. And true enough , she immediately warmed to it. She spent her first night soundly asleep and when she woke up in the morning, she did not cry, just went to our room and climbed into the bed with us. Although I have to admit I was the one who was very apprehensive. I checked her several times. Even tried sleeping beside her. In the end, I just left her bedroom door and ours half open and put on the baby monitor. I was being so silly!! And since then on, she just settled into her new sleeping accommodation so quickly as if she has been sleeping there for months now.
And it just felt so good to have finally our bedroom back to ourselves after a very long 27 months! (as we have of course arranged and put her crib beside our bed before she arrived).
|from this - with the travel cot on the side|
Anyway, I have to sleep now. And as of this writing, my Little Girl is already in dreamland asleep in her own bed in her own bedroom!! Now, what was that fuss all about in moving to a new room? I couldn't be any prouder.