08 September 2012

movin' on out.

Our babies always sleep in our room when they are really little. The first few weeks, they sleep in our bed, and then after that they sleep in the cradle or pack n' play until they are 5 months old. I sort of dreaded the fact that Easton turned 5 months last week because I know it was time for him to move out of mommy & daddy's room - and into his own room. I'm not sure what it is about them being 5 months old... but that is when my Husband always puts his foot down and they get evicted.

Most of you probably didn't read my blog 2 years ago, but I wrote all about how hard of a time I had when Bennett started sleeping in his own room. For some reason, it was a really huge deal to me. One that I really struggled with.

This time? Still hard. But the good news is that I didn't cry. I'm really proud of myself!! I think part of the reason that I'm more okay with it is that Easton is a more independent baby than Bennett was, so I know he's okay. Andplusalso, we got a pretty sweet video monitor, so I can keep tabs on the little guy all night. :-)


Am I the only one that has a hard time with this? lol

14 comments:

Liz said...

Honestly? I'm the opposite of you! LOL. But I have a lot of friends who struggled with the same thing that you do. I think it is natural. I have a friend who still has both of her kids in the room with her and her kids are 5 and 3. (They have their own beds in there.)
So any way, I think what you are experiencing is normal!
I mean, I may not of had a hard time with my children sleeping in their own rooms, but I cried like a baby when my oldest son started kindergarten! Is that normal, lol?
Any hoo, good luck with the transition! I wish you and the kiddos all the best!

ashley - the domestic wannabe said...

I'm pretty sure I cried on and off the first couple of nights Ryann wasn't in our room. I missed her and I was terrified for her to be in there alone, even though we had a video monitor. I have no idea what I would have done without that thing!

Courtney K said...

Noah didn't "move out" until he was 7 months old because of serious acid reflux and heartburn issues. I was too scared to let him sleep in his own room. So, by the time we did kick him out, I was ready to have my room back. LOL I'm not sure how we'll do this time. Four months is ideally when we planned to put our foot down with Noah. It just didn't happen that way.

Sarah [NurseLovesFarmer.com] said...

I might be even more opposite! My baby went in his own room from night #1 and so will this one, unless I have to have a c-section for some reason. I cannot sleep when I have a baby or child in my vicinity. I get too worried and hear every little sigh and snort and wake up. I don't get the whole co-sleeping thing, it's definitely not for me. (Co-sleeping as in same room, not bed-sharing...now I REALLY don't get that! ;)

Lamielle said...

I had a hard time too, and I always have this feeling of taking my baby back to our bed. Yet when I think of them getting a proper sleep in their own bed than sleeping with us makes me feel better.

Jen | www.kenjiandjen.com said...

No you're the only one! I have separation anxiety big time with my babies and for whatever reason I just can't stand them being in another room... I think I would be in there all night checking on them! We keep ours in our room for at least the first year, you just have to do what works for you :) new follower of your blog!

Joni said...

Well, don't talk about me behind my back, but Elijah is 3 and still sleeps in our room. And even sleeps in our bed sometimes still. I am pretty sure this is the equivalency of having a 30 year old still living at home but he is our baby and I have had a hard time giving in to him growing up. I still rock him to sleep for heaven's sake! Your next thought may be whether or not I still breast feed him and the answer to that is no. We did manage to graduate from that in a timely fashion. Lol! I am pretty sure that we will be moving him to his room in the new year. But let's not think about that quite yet.

Shelly :) said...

How do you like that video monitor? My husband and I were looking at getting that exact same one! Granted our little guy is only a week old so it will be awhile. :)

By the way, I don't think I have ever commented on your blog but I found you through Amy @ A Good Life. Amy and I went to High School together. :)

Jenn_unc said...

I am also the complete opposite. Noah was in his crib, in his room from day 1. He has never slept in our room or our bed. He has slept in a room with us on vacations but never ever in a bed with us.

mandy @a sorta fairytale said...

Shelley! Thanks so much for commenting and introducing yourself! :) And yes, I love the monitor!! It's really awesome!

mandy @a sorta fairytale said...

Hey Jen!! Thank you for commenting! I love meeting new people :) Glad to hear I'm not the only one that loves to have my kiddos in my room while they are young!

Stephanie Clark said...

You are not the only one! The sad thing is Jonah's room is literally attached to ours (old house pass through room) so it's about 16 steps from my bed to his crib and he was like 4 1/2 months before we moved him in there. He slept in a rock-n-play sleeper next to me. So, he pretty much started sitting up in it and it had to be done. =( Even though he's so close I still use a video monitor. If I didn't I think I'd be in there all the time.

Brandi said...

we have the same monitor and we LOVE it! we ended up getting the extra monitor so it scans between cade and blakely. i just love watching cade during his "nap" when he's not actually sleeping :)

Elena said...

No way, you are not alone! I had a hard time transitioning my little one from the Pac 'n Play to her own crib too! Thank heavens for my video monitor or I don't think I would have been able to do it!