Monday, December 20, 2010

Update on the Crib Climber...

EDIT: Here is the pic of the coverted crib that I mentioned earlier.
Well, I'm sure you are all dying to know what the "crib climber" has been up to lately. We had planned on converting her crib to a toddler bed the night after she climbed out of her crib for the first time, but time got away from us and it didn't get converted. We decided to let her sleep in her crib again and just put a baby gate at the door. So we did. And guess what? The little toot climbed OVER the baby gate the next morning when she woke up and pranced to our room to greet us. The good news is she slept in her bed all night until morning. The bad news is she is VERY smart!

We saw a taller gate at Wal-Mart and I went back and bought it. We were going to put it up right before we went to bed and realized that you had to mount it to the wall, which we were not about to do. So, we just closed her door almost all the way, but left a little crack. She slept all night in her bed and then greeted us in our room the next morning.

Sunday afternoon, Gabe finally was able to covert her crib. It's still a crib, but the front has a toddler rail instead of the regular front crib panel. It's pretty cute, and she really likes it. She still tries to climb out of it the old way, but that will soon get old. I'm not afraid of her getting hurt because she's a monkey at heart, and can climb her way up or down almost anything.

Last night she slept in her converted bed all night long, but came and greeted us this morning. That's just part of it. She's waking up earlier and instead of talking and playing in her crib, she comes to greet us. Yay us! I wondered how naptime would go, but she's down now for a nap and didn't make a fuss. Now, I don't know if she stayed in her bed because the door is closed, but I know she's asleep and has been for a while.

So, maybe it's not so bad after all. Check back later for a pic of her new converted crib! I'm not about to wake my sleeping beauty.


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