Monday, August 04, 2008

Big Boy Bed

We are doing fine here.  It's taken me a little while to get back into the swing of things and get motivated because I've been a little overwhelmed by all that has been going on.  Our family has been sad but doing well since Gama's passing so thank you for your prayers and thoughts.

Steven has successfully transitioned into his big boy bed though not without a fight! 
He did really well for about five days and then I guess he realized that he could get out of it if he wanted to.  So the next five days were pretty rough especially because they happened to be the same week that Gama was in the hospital and passed away.  It was a lot to process.  We spent a lot of time and energy putting him back into bed over and over and over again which he of course was not happy about.  He would do ok at night since the darkness made his room less distracting, but he didn't nap much that week.  By Friday (day before Gama's funeral) I was at my wit's end and then he suddenly decided to give up the fight-- probably because he was so stinkin' exhausted (as I might add so was I).  Since then, he has not gotten out of his bed once.  He always tells us when we get him up in the morning or from nap that, "Daddy said bed no-no."
Translation: Daddy said not to get out of your bed!  It's pretty funny, and when we tell him (several times a day) he is doing really well with his big boy bed, he smiles and is so proud.  I'm sure that he'll decide one day that he can get up again but hopefully the biggest transition is made.  
He has been very clingy lately and we figure that this major change has affected him greatly, but overall he really likes it and is proud of himself so I think it will stick.  I got a book called "My Big Boy Bed" from the library and he loves to read it.  When he's really excited about it (usually when we show family and friends his "new" bed) he jumps and giggles on it-- so cute! 

Side Note: Tropical Storm (possibly hurricane?) Edouardo is in the gulf and should hit Houston by 10 am tomorrow morning.  It is only predicted at Category 1; it's still a hurricane but shouldn't affect us like Rita did.  We are pretty far inland so we 
are not too concerned but will be confined to the house all day tomorrow until it passes.  Charlton's company has closed its offices.  


~the eight of us~ said...

He does look proud and you are much braver them me :o) When Billy climbed out of his bed, I just prayed it was a fluke and kept him in his bed. So far, he is still content in the crib and we are going to let him stay there alittle bit longer. Maybe in the fall after we are through all the other changes we must accomplish first.

Have fun on your unexpected family day ... Any good plans??? Oh you know what would be sooo fun, a picnic in the livingroom, under a tent fort :o) I think we might do that again later this week.

Jenn said...

Yay for Steven! Enjoy your rainy day together!