Bennett is 2 1/2 years old this month and he's still in his crib. It's not a bad thing at all, I would leave him in his crib until he was 5 if I could. It's just the thing is, his brother needs it. When I was pregnant with Easton, I decided that I didn't want to buy another crib. I planned to transition Bennett into his toddler bed when Easton was born and then move the crib to the babies nursery. Easy peasy.
Well East is nearing 4 months old and is still sleeping in our room. Don't get me wrong, I love having him in our room. He sleeps in his cozy little cradle at the foot of our bed and it's comforting to have him so close by. Makes it easy for middle of the night/early morning feedings, should they occur.
But... my husband is hounding me to get East out of our room. It was a struggle to let go of Bennett when he was a baby, too. I even looked up this post in my archives where I talk about how difficult it was to move him to his own room when he was 5 months old. (Yah, he slept in our room for 5 months even though his room was totally set up from the day he got home from the hospital! lol)
Sheesh. It doesn't get any easier does it?
The silly part is that not only am I having a hard time letting Easton go to his own room. But I'm having a hard time transitioning Bennett to his toddler bed. It's like... as soon as he's officially done with his crib - he's not a baby anymore. I mean, I know he hasn't been a baby for a while, but you know what I mean. I am not ready to tuck him into a "big boy" bed yet. It all goes back to the bittersweet-ness of it all, doesn't it?
I can only put it off for so long, little brother needs the crib and I have to face it -- Bennett is growing up. Waaaaaaaa!
I suppose I will just need to do it and get it over with. We've had the toddler bed in his room now for months... just sitting there waiting to be used. Bennett plays on it all of the time.
I wonder how he'll do with the transition? Bennett totally loves his crib. He's only gotten out once and he fell and hit his face on a toy... yah that was the last time he climbed out. I wonder if he'll miss it?