A few nights ago we made the transition from bassinet to crib. I started with letting her nap in her crib a few times, then just dove in and put her down to sleep for the night. We were both a little nervous about her being in another room for some reason, even though we had the monitor. Sean decided to sleep in there with her the first night, so I crawled in bed with him. We both stayed with her until she woke up for her middle of the night feeding, then I went to my bed and cuddled up with the baby monitor.
She seems to be doing well in her crib, although I wish she would sleep longer. I think she is going through another growth spurt, as she has been wanting to eat constantly and has gone back to a four-hour schedule at night. Hopefully the growth spurt, or whatever it is, won’t last much longer and she will give us some more 7-hour nights.
I am also hoping we can start moving towards getting her on a schedule where we can put her down and let her go to sleep on her own. She actually went to sleep on her own in the crib a couple times now. I laid her under the mobile and let her just hang out watching it spin until she drifted off. The first time it happened she didn’t sleep long at all, but the second time she slept for a couple hours. Seems like a sign of hope!
Speaking of her mobile, Anna absolutely loves it. The only trouble is I have to wind the thing every few minutes. She will just lay there and stare at it though. I think the next time we are at the baby store I will have to look for a battery powered one.
(yes the baby monitor camera is sitting in there with her… we hadn’t mounted it yet and it wasn’t like she was gonna roll over there and try to play with it)