Sunday, March 17, 2013

Big Boy Room

Yeah, I know.... absent-go-bloggy lately.  Well, combine tax season with feeling like total crud 24/7 and that leaves little time or energy for posting.  I do appreciate all of your sweet words on the twins!  We are thrilled and just plugging along... 10 weeks today!  We have our final appointment with my RE on Tuesday and then he'll ship me off to the OB and perinatalogist.  Always bitter sweet to leave my RBA team... but graduating IS the goal, right?!

Anyway... our big project this summer (once I feel less like death) will be transitioning Sam to a big boy room!  I know he could spend many more months in the crib, but uh... we need the crib.  Sorry, kid.  So I imagine we'll start working on his room (he'll be in an entirely new room as the nursery will stay the same) as soon as I start feeling better - 2nd trimester.  The ick disappeared right at 13.5 weeks last time.  I know all pregnancies are different, but I'm praying the same happens this go-around!  I will have a much smaller window of time to get anything done since you really have to take it a lot easier with twins... so we'll need to get rolling! 

So I'm turning to you all out there for tips on the big move.  He is 14 months now and we'll probably actually move him around 18 or 19 months.  I know that's earlier than most kids move to a real bed, but like I said... we need the crib.  What things do we need to consider?  I don't even know exactly what to ask.... but I'll just give you some info on Sam's sleeping habits and maybe y'all can drum up some advice.

  • Sam LOVES bedtime.  He sleeps a solid 12 hours each night (roughly 7pm - 7am).  It's very rare that he wakes up needing something.
  • A hurricane could roll through our house at 2am and he'd snooze right through it.
  • He is so active during the day (he does take one nap around noon - lately for about 2 hrs).  Come bedtime, he often points to his crib after he has his nightcap milk chug. 
  • He is awake 95% of the time when I put him in the crib.  He is great at going to sleep on his own.  And great at going back to sleep on his own whenever he wakes up at night. 
  • He loves his crib.  On weekday mornings, he often has crib playtime while we're getting ready for work.
  • In general, he is just very easy going and pretty much goes with the flow (we keep telling ourselves we must be in for it on these next two!).  From the beginning, the only thing I've been pretty strict about schedule-wise is his bedtime.  But even if we're out late or get off track one night, he jumps right back in line the next day.

So given all that.... I feel like if we do this transition smoothly, he's going to do really well.  We will be getting him a real bed... probably a full size bed - so not a toddler bed.  If you have any tips or tricks or things to avoid... please share!  We obviously don't know what the heck we're doing!  Oh and the room will be down at the far end of the hall from us, if that matters.  Whereas now his nursery is right next door to us. 

Alright... enjoy your St. Patrick's Day!  I've got my green on... so no pinching.