Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Calling All Moms

The time has come to transition Tristan from our room and the Pack and Play, to his room and his crib.  And I'm scared to death.

Why, you might ask?  Lots of reasons.  I like knowing that he's right next to me if he needs me.  I like knowing that if I feel the urge, and I often do, I can raise up from our bed and sneak a peek at him snoozing away.  I like being able to have a jump on getting his bottle ready when he starts to stir to avoid a major midnight meltdown.  I like all of us being in the same room in case, heaven forbid, something were to happen(i.e, natural disaster, fire, etc.). 

I know he can't stay in our room forever, SO.....I'm asking for your help.  How did you handle the transition from your room to the nursery? 


Brook Sanchez said...

Ok. I am outing myself. Samantha is now 5 1/2 months old...and still in her pack and play in our room. :) I feel the same way! I have went to do this 3-4 times now and always decide, just a few more weeks. Her room is so far from ours, and it just stresses me out! I am sure she will do fine, seeing as she has taken many naps in her room, but I just can't seem to force myself to do it. I am up for any advice and suggestions as well. So...although I have offered no help, your fears are shared! :)

Jodie said...

Oh Brook, that makes me feel so much better. I thought I was SO behind. Maybe someone will offer up some good advice and we can work through this together. Love u!!

Jamie said...

yeah, I have no advice either. Just sharing in the pain. Jesalyn is almost 4 months now and still in our room. The even sadder thing is she hasn't even napped in her room yet. It's become another closet to put all of her toys! I haven't even thought about moving her there yet. Man, what a tough thing. Let me know how it goes for you, because I'm gonna need some advice.

Abatha said...

Nate had been home from the hospital for a week and I couldn't take it anymore. I wasn't sleeping because he made too much noise and I jumped at every sound. So when he was a week old, he went into his own room. Even though he still got up at night, we all slept much better separately. So even though it stressed me out to have him what seemed liked miles away, we all got better rest. But he's 4 years old and I still go check on him when he is sleeping - something about the piece of mind! I know you (and Tristan) will do fine!! Good luck!

Cara said...

Hi Jodie, nice blog! We put Charlotte in her room at three months. It was easier than I thought it would be. We did use a sleep sack so I didn't worry about her getting a blanket stuck on her face. It was nice to get our room back and not have to tip toe around like when she was sleeping in there. The main thing that sucked for awhile was that she was still getting up once a night to eat. I guess I don't really have any good advice. Everyone is different so if you don't mind him being in your room and you're not quite ready, then just wait a little longer :)

Brook said...

So...Samantha turned 6 months on Feb. 1st and I decided it was a good day for her to try and sleep in her own room. It was kind of a spur of the moment decision. I just felt she should do something "big girl like" on her 1/2 Birthday!

It went really well. She could have cared less. I had to go check on her about 6 times, but she was snoozing sweetly each time. I do have a monitor and she uses a sleep sack, so I know she can't get the blankie on her face and I can hear everything. She has now slept in her own room two nights and seems to love it! ;)

Your blog inspired me to take that leap! Love ya!!