Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The New Cot

When Clayton started school, he had quite the time adjusting to laying down on his cot for nap time. But after they let him start listening to his music, he learned to love it. (Even though he never actually sleeps for them). He got to where he was talking about that cot all the time! So we figured what better starting point for a toddler bed than this? And with that, Santa brought Clayton his very own "new cot" for home. We set it up in our room (you didn't really think we'd move him across the house so fast did you???), and we braced ourselves for the first night. (Keep in mind that Brian and I are just as attached to sleeping with him as he is with us!) That first night was so hard for us--the first thing that happened once we had him in the bed was "Momma, hold your hand." So we immediately moved the bed right next to ours and now I have to hang my hand off the side of the bed basically until he goes to sleep! He's slept there maybe a total of 6 or 7 full nights and some nights he almost makes it, but for the most part he goes to sleep without much fuss (just takes him forever like normal), and after a few hours he wakes up crying and just can't get himself calmed back down. And it's absolutely amazing--as soon as Brian lifts him up and puts him in our bed, he's immediately back to sleep within seconds. Just something about Momma's bed I guess!


Anonymous said...

Awww, so sweet that he's trying. But you've got it right, there is definitely something about mama's bed!

Cheri Pryor said...

How SWEET is THAT?!! Love me some Clayton...going in to his big boy bed. Hope you all get adjusted to this before Baby C gets here or it's gonna be CROWDED in your bed. lol!

Oscar T. Grouch said...

enjoy it while you can. DS still crawls in bed with me too. He needs the support I provide him. You never hear of a high schooler still in bed with mom (I hope)