Meet first-time mom starburst1680. She's sharing the roller coaster ride of her first year of motherhood. Check back every week for all the emotion and exhaustion — right up until Kathryn Grace's first birthday.
Last night we decided to try to start transitioning Kathryn to her crib. She has been sleeping in a pack ‘n play in our room since birth. We didn't really have any reason for choosing yesterday to do it other than "we're going to have to do it sometime."
With her approaching the weight limit on the bassinet part of the pack ‘n play and sleeping pretty good most nights, we figured last night was as good of a time as any. I was prepared to camp out in her room so I could get up every 15 min or so (to a point) to comfort her and try to get her to doze off again. We have had a few nights like that n the pack ‘n play where we go for a few hours without a long stretch of sleep. However, knock on wood, she did very well. I fed her when I got home, like I always do, and then laid her down. She was not quite asleep but very close. She slept for five hours and woke up about 12, as she usually does, to eat. After she ate, she went right back to sleep and woke up at her normal time. I couldn't believe it was so easy! I thought for sure she would not sleep as well her first night in her own room and a bigger bed as she had been in our room.
When did you start putting your baby in the crib? How smooth was the transition for you?
(We're celebrating starburst168's first year with baby, so thanks for keeping your judgments about parenting choices to yourself!)