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BIG Boy Changes


Bryson has been an amazingly easy kid to put to, and keep in, bed. He tells us when he’s tired, asks for naps and bedtime, and sleeps 10 hours each night and 1.5-2.5 hours each day. Hottie has been suggesting for months that we convert his crib to the toddler bed so that he can get himself out in the mornings and I’ve refused because, “why would we do that? He doesn’t climb out yet.” I said we’d convert the crib once it became a necessity.

It’s become a necessity!

Two mornings in a row, he’s shown up beside my bed asking to, “snuggle buggle in your bed.” I had him show me how he climbs out and he’s quite nimble, but I don’t want him slipping and falling off the rails in the dark (5:45, good god). So… I braced myself for hell and converted his crib.

No hell. No hell at all.

He napped there for 2 hours and went to bed tonight without a problem. At this point, the only problem I foresee is that there is no guard rail because I broke it today while putting it on. So, the floor is covered with pillows in case he rolls out. He stays pretty put at night, so I’m betting 50/50 odds where Matthew would have been 99/1 odds that he’d fall out (the kid has always rolled around all night long)! 😁

Hoping hoping hoping I’m right!

Author: Courtney

Hi, there, I’m Courtney. I never planned to stay home with my kids, but I got sucked into motherhood when my first baby came into our lives after years of infertility and multiple rounds of IVF. His brother followed closely behind, something we didn’t plan on after having such a rough road with achieving parenthood the first time around. My boys are IVF cycle twins, conceived on the same day but born two years and one day apart (they were both transferred on the same day in October, but with two years between them). My boys are the best of friends and my husband is a terrific husband, father, and most importantly… friend. He fully supported my desire to stay home (“I just wanted it to be your idea and not mine, I totally want you to stay home and raise our kids!”) and encourages me in everything I do. I am a lover of projects, spreadsheets, fitness, healthy cooking and eating, crafts, selling my stuff on FB (HA!), and the outdoors. If I’m active, I’m pretty darn happy!

5 thoughts on “BIG Boy Changes

  1. I hope he didn’t roll during the night!! ☺

    • He told us he woke up in his bed, then he said he woke up on the floor. Who knows! At 12:45, he was safe and sound. He slept until 6:16, a record for the last two weeks, so…. Whatever! 😉 He was pretty excited when he woke up!

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  2. Success!!!! Rowan slept in the most insane positions her whole life so I was sure she’d fall out, but only that one Halloween night. So glad it’s been so smooth!!! What a big boy!

  3. Glad it’s been a smooth transition so far!! Our kids are the same way – C was all over the place in bed and D hardly moves. As you know, D has been fine in his crib since we turned it around and pushed it up against the wall. I just assumed we’d convert his bed when he turned three like we did with Chloe. However, now that he’s potty training, we’ve noticed that he’s waking up much earlier wanting his diaper changed. And once he hasn’t taken a nap because of bathroom issues. I’m thinking we might need to do it sooner rather than later so he has access to the bathroom. Chloe on the other hand is still in pull ups at night and has not ONCE woken up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom. Sigh…

  4. i’m amazed he was in the crib that long! hooray for the big kid bed!

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