Monday, January 18, 2010

bye bye, crib?

I'm sitting here wondering if I have just put my first-born to bed in his crib for the last time. In case you're new to this blog (in which case, who are you?) or you've simply been in a hole, little brother is due to arrive in 5 short weeks. My plan was always to get Jack new "big boy" furniture, but not rush the movement of the crib until I was sure we were all ready. I thought, 'why can't the crib and bed sit side by side for a while until he gets used to the idea and I decide I'm ready to brave the freedom the bed will allow?' Something happened early last week that has made me re-think the decision to wait.

Last Monday Jack decided he was ready to get up from his nap and apparently mommy was not responding quickly enough. The next thing I know I hear his door swing open and him standing at the top of the stairs calling, "Mommy?" Yes, that little stinker had managed to climb out of his crib (quite successfully...I noticed no visible injuries and heard no loud commotion). Thankfully, he hasn't done it again since, but I'm thinking we better not put off the transition in case his dissension is not so successful next time. Fortunately, the "big boy" furniture we had picked out is scheduled to be delivered tomorrow afternoon. Hopefully, this will give everyone time to get used to the new digs before baby brother arrives. We've been talking about the new bed for a while with Jack, so we're hoping he doesn't balk too badly at the change. We're also hoping he doesn't immediately realize the incredible freedom it will allow.

Speaking of little brother, we finally settled on a name for the one on the way...Sam.

6 comments:

Sarah said...

Can't wait to hear how it goes! Such a bittersweet time. Thinking of you tonight!

Carolyn said...

I can't believe that you only have 5 more weeks! Wow time has gone by fast(easy for me to say). Riley was the only one of mine that climbed out of her crib, and she was the smallest by far. She is still the monkey today. Hope all goes well. I made the rule that they still had to call for me and could not get up until I came...it worked for a little while atleast!

kp said...

whoa! 5 weeks! and a crib escape! love the name sam.

Kim said...

Hope all goes well, I can't wait to hear what Jack thinks of his new bed! I love the name!

Merideth said...

yes, i would say it is definatley time for big-boy bed. sniff, sniff. love the name sam..."jack and sam"...sounds like a sweet little movie title or something.

Erin said...

Good Luck! Hopefully, it will be much scarier in thought than in fruition! What a great name...always one of my favs. Jack & Sam sound like the best brothers!!!