Saturday, January 30, 2010

Leah loves her big girl bed!

We'll see if it lasts - it's certainly possible that the excitement and thus good behavior is temporary. Last night Leah slept 12 hours straight - 7:20 p.m. to about 7:25 a.m. - without a peep. And this morning she fussed for us to come get her just like she had been doing in her crib. When Shafi went in she was just sitting up in bed waiting for us.

She told us she slept well and liked sleeping in the big girl bed. And at naptime she asked, "Take a nap in the big girl bed?" I told her yes and she willingly had her diaper changed, put her head on my shoulder while I sang Twinkle Twinkle, and let me put her down in the bed with her head on the pillow. She picked up the dolly and puppy and I pulled the sheet and comforter up around her. It's been 45 minutes and I haven't heard a peep yet!

It was funny to see how she situated herself in the bed during the night. I checked on her around 9 p.m. and she was sleeping sideways. She had her head on the lower edge of the pillow and was facing up towards the headboard. She had one arm out straight on top of the pillow with her hand up towards the headboard, and her legs were bent up against the pillow with her feet against the bed rail - like she was hugging the pillow. The puppy was in front of her and dolly behind her. It was very cute. But unfortunately she did have a diaper leak overnight - just pee, which meant washing the top and bottom sheets, the mattress pad, and because of the way she was sleeping, also the pillow case and cover. Oh well. The single load of laundry wasn't such a big deal, but making the bed was certainly a bigger hassle than changing a crib sheet. No doubt I will have more such loads of laundry to do - she's been having 1 or 2 diaper leaks per week. But it's a small price to pay for a successful transition to the big bed.

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