Not to get too into his infant ways, but to re-cap a little of our sleep journey - simply put, the Little has always been a great, flexible sleeper.
WubbaNubs. He's used a pacifier since he was a baby and it's helped calm and put him to sleep - he would suck on them, but sometimes just hold them. When he couldn't find it in the middle of the night he'd get upset and cry but then be fine once he had it back. By at least 18 months, we had cut the pacifier back to only a nap/nighttime/sleep thing, which worked out just fine for everyone; it's definitely remained a soothing/comfort thing for him and something he'd reach for as soon he was laid in bed.
some bumpers to avoid any unnecessary fall-outs and to help make it a little harder to just slide in and out himself. We talked more about the BIG BOY bed and how Mom and Dad need to help when getting out of bed.
The morning I knew would be his last time waking up in the crib I took these pictures. Looking at them I get that same feeling the morning we packed up and the Mr. took him to his first day at daycare, the emotions I had the exact night I nursed my Little for the last time.. Those milestones and moments that pass so quickly but leave such an impression on my mind and heart as it's just another step forward, proving time is moving right along and the vividness of my first baby is becoming more and more a distant memory..
The Mr. and I sat with the monitor and watched, just like our first night home with our brand new Little sleeping in his crib and many, many times since, just watching him sleep. Watching every move and turn, making sure all was ok.
And just like that my baby was out of his crib..
In the words of the Mr., our little guy is just straight-up gangster. We are so proud of him and couldn't be more pleased with how he's handled this change.
Please remember, I am not bragging, I'm sharing and documenting OUR experience. Just as your experience is unique and special, so is ours. We each have our own struggles, trials and challenges as parents. No, I don't think we're just lucky, I think we've done things to help the situation and teach our Little how to sleep and to trust that we are still there and will come get him. We've learned from things we might change for the next time, and we've knocked on wood plenty of times and are already holding our breath that baby #2 will be just as gangster..