One thing I've developed since becoming a mother is mastering the abilityto jump from deep sleep to action in a SNAP! and last night Chunks put it to the test!
Every morning he wakes up screaming (tears included some days) and shaking the mess out of his crib, over the weekend I caught that little leg trying to make it over the rail but by Sunday it got more sophisticated, he stacked his teddy on his pillow to prop him up a little higher!!! (Was I this smart at 19 months?? DOUBT IT! lol) So we decided it was time to drop the railing and try out the daybed feature of his crib instead, since the kid obviously needed freedom. We layed his bumper around the perimeter for cushioning, just in case.
Well nap time was a breeze, he hugged teddy and slept for about an hour and a half, woke up, slid out of bed and was about his business (smh who told this kid it was ok to grow up!!). Well, Day 3, we put him to bed last night as usual and off he went to dream-land and all was well with the world and so we did too. Around 3am SMACK and I'm UP and running!
My poor baby rolled a little to hard to the left and landed right on the floor, my chest was pumping but I got him before he started crying and like THAT he was back asleep! I couldn't believe it here I am huffing and puffing and checking his head for bumps and bruises and he's asleep, oh yea and then dad woke up lol. I couldn't take putting him back in there so I broke Mom-Law 101 and put him in the bed with us. Luckily his head hit the bumper so he was pretty much ok but LORD what a thud he made. His dad says he's up and running around like nothing happened today but I'm nervous about leaving the railing off tonight.
He did great for 2 days but how many thuds and 3am sprints are we going to go through before he understand depths. What do you toddler mommies use for transition training? How do you get them to understand where the edge is in their sleep???