A couple of months ago I wrote a post talking about SB’s bedroom, all the work we had to do on it and how we were hoping she’d be ready to get into her bedroom by her first birthday. In all the excitement of her birthday, I totally forgot to post that she went into her bedroom on the night of her first birthday, and has slept in there ever since!
We really expected more issues than we had, in getting her to settle in her room. After all, she’d spent the entire first year in with us, wasn’t she going to freak out about being in a strange room, without Mommy and Daddy just a couple of feet away?
As it turns out, no. We have a lovely little routine we follow. She has her bottle (the only bottle she has now, which is mostly whole milk with a little formula in it), and then she gets into her PJs and her sleeping bag, and we carry her through. She says goodnight to the owls on the beautiful mobile her godmother made for her (the owls have names, and there is a goodnight song). Then we sing goodnight to mommy and daddy, and then it’s time for sleep. Sometimes it takes her a while to settle, but she always does in the end. There’s still no night wakings or real difficulty getting her to sleep – she’s such an easy baby! (Can I still call her a baby? I can still call her a baby, right?). I’m well aware the next one will be a complete and utter terror, but isn’t that part of the fun? <she asks hopefully>.
Anyway, here’s some pictures of SB’s beautiful bedroom (and yes, I’m aware her name is in clear view).