All your great advice on getting baby to sleep in his own bed was very timely. Yesterday morning, Julian woke up and crawled of Stephen's side of the bed (not 15 minutes after he had left for work). I was still asleep and woke up suddenly by a loud thump and startled cry. My heart stopped. I lept to the other side of the bed and was terrified at what I might see. Luckily, it was just a big bruise on his forehead and a little scrape above his eye. There was no blood. Nothing was broken.
I feel so terrible. I knew it was going to happen and it did. I was surprised at how easily he was consoled. Within a few minutes, it was like nothing had happened. He was crawling around in the living room playing with his new new favourite toy (a brand new Ikea dish brush we got at the store on the weekend) while I watched carefully and made a million calls to my sister, grandpa, and grandma. I called Stephen home from work and Grandma dropped by to take a look at him before going to school (she's a 2nd grade teacher).
The consensus was that he did not show any signs of concussion and that this was one of many booms to come as he grows into toddlerhood and starts to be more mobile. Phew! So now, it's really time for the safety of his own crib so I am really taking all your advice to heart on how to transition. Last night we moved him into his crib once he fell asleep and he slept there until about 1am when we brought him back in our bed to nurse. My husband put large cushions all over the floor around our bed and I actually got up when he did this morning not wanting to chance a repeat. It'll be okay. I think. I hope ;0)
So now, it's time for more knitting don't you think? I found this cutest pattern for a Peter Rabbit knitted toy that I want to knit him for Easter. I have lots of leftover Bernat Satin in the right colours and so I'm off to it. I hope it knits up quickly because I need some knitting encouragement. When we last left off on the knitting I was starting the intarsia medallion on the back of the pirate sweater...well I knit it and ripped it and knit it and ripped it and knit it and ripped it...well you get the idea. The first couple of times the tension was too tight. The 3rd time was a charm. I was nearly done when I realised that I had not done the armhole shaping! Then I couldn't get it to look as good as that third time so I ripped it again and the 5th time the yarn had lost it's twist and looked terrible so I ripped it back all the way and will start again a 7th time with fresh yarn. But first, I need a Peter Rabbit break.
Before I go, I want to give Krista's parenting book blog along another plug. So if you want to read Wayne Dyer's What do you really want for your children? with us and blog about it once a week, go tell Krista ;0)