Adalyn is approaching 8 months old and we just ordered her crib. Major milestone! We’ve actually been trying to get her crib for many months now but the crib model we’ve been looking for (that matches the set we initially bought for an Everly) has been discontinued by the maker so it’s been a challenge.
Initially, this sent me into a tizzy because we have quite a bit of expensive furniture that all matches in the room the girls will be sharing. with every lease convertible crib we had just planned to buy the whole furniture set she’d need as she got older. We have a dresser, hutch and armoire that all match her bed. The hope was to just buy an additional convertible crib and to keep everything matching since they’ll likely be sharing a room for several years. But when does anything go exactly as planned?
So after several months of hunting around we finally found a crib in a similar finish to the furniture that’s already in the girl’s room. with our tax return money we bought it over the weekend.
Now comes the fun of gradually easing Adalyn into sleeping in the room with Everly!This last week has been filled with lots of talk to prepare Everly for the fact that Adalyn will soon be sleeping in the room she had herself for almost 3 years. We put the crib together in their room and are just waiting for the crib mattress to arrive now.
I’ve been gradually raiding her room of choking hazard toys and we redid the toy organization in her room so that only baby friendly items are accessible from the floor. I’m gradually teaching Everly to utilize shelves that are higher for special books and toys that she doesn’t want her sister getting to. Everly is actually quite excited about it all.
The thing that worries me is that Everly’s excitement will likely result in lots of sleeping time spent awake, if you know what I mean. Everly typically has about 30 min. of ” unwind time” after we read to her and tuck her in before she falls asleep. This ” unwind time” is usually spent reading herself stories aloud, talking to herself in silly voices or singing quite loudly so it will be interesting to see how she acts when Adalyn is sleeping in the room with her. We are also interested to see how Adalyn reacts to Everly’s shenanigans at bedtime.
I plan to start out easing the girls into a shared naptime for now. Adalyn isn’t quite sleeping through the nights and I don’t really think I want to subject Everly to her baby sister is nighttime waking. Somehow I think it will just be more trouble than it’s worth for everybody.
So wish us luck, *fingers crossed* that this transition is smooth sailing. Can you believe how fast these girls have grown up?