Monday, January 17, 2011

Houdini 1.0

Yesterday brought a few interesting stories to share with you. First off the little fashionista decided to pick out her own jammies after bath time. She had on a pair of flannel bottoms and a sweatshirt. She rocked those for a while but then decided she should attempt to put on her footie jammies over top. She has really been trying to dress herself which is a big step up from trying to put clothes on a squirmy alligator.

The second story might have brought the scariest moment of parenthood to date. Willa woke up at 2 just screaming. I went in and rocked her for a while and then laid her back down. She was still fussing but that is pretty typical. I was just about to lay back down in bed when it happened. The noise from the baby monitor was getting quieter and the noise coming towards our room was getting louder. Our room is at the back of the house and you have to go through the kitchen, which is gated at the living room. It sounded like she was getting closer to us each cry. B jumped out of bed and went to fetch our girl as she was climbing over the gate. I was rendered motionless as I was trying to figure out just what was going on. Several things crossed my mind, but obviously she escaped her crib and was on the run to our room.

This set off a circular event where she would fall asleep and we would lay her down, then she would wake up and scream some more. We each tried our best but I ended up laying on the couch with her until I had to get ready for work. We took off the crib rail in exchange for the toddler rail and we are now fighting bed time. Not sure how this is going to go, but hopefully, the cold turkey/transition gets easier.008

Tonight when I picked her up our daycare provider told me they are considering moving her up a class. She isn’t really napping, likes to be at the wall with the big kids and has even been helping get ready for circle time after breakfast. We are hesitant in not wanting to push her to fast or for her to get hurt, but at the same time, not wanting to hold her back.

Seems like lots of changes in just 24 hours but we will get through them.

002A pic from the Children’s museum courtesy of my new camera.


Liz said...

OMG the crib escape! we are DREADING that day and hope it never happens!

Willa's little twin, Audrey, is also in the process of moving up a class. How proud are you?! Haha, I know it happens around this time of their lives, but I am ridiculously proud that she is smart enough to "move ahead" ;)

lmoylan said...

I am proud, but a little scared too. Those kids seem so much bigger than her. I am so glad we have smart kids. :)

We didn't think the crib escape was going to happen for a while, but I guess the middle of the night is a good time to figure it out.

Anonymous said...

You have a rugrat on your hand. Better start checking her diapers for screw drivers now haha.

Uncle Q