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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Her Own Bed

Elyssa has passed another milestone - sleeping on her own bed! (or more like we have been successful in kicking her out of our bed. ha hahh)

I started my "mini-project" about 2 weeks ago and it went smoother than expected.

First Night
She was pretty excited when she saw hubby converting her baby cot into her bed. That same night, I placed her milk & water bottle on her own bed and she happily climbed up and drank her milk& water there. But after she finished, she climbed down and proceeded to climb up to our bed as usual. Since she always wants me to pat her to sleep, I just told her : "If you want mummy to pat pat you, you go and sleep on your own special bed". "You want mummy to pat pat you"? She said "yes" and then went back to her bed. Ha hahh..... I was pretty shocked and pleased that it was so easy !!!

But it was not an easy night though. Don't know whether she wanted the thrill of it of what, she ended up demanding me to pat her like every 45 minutes throughout the night !!! It felt as if just minutes after I get back to my bed, I hear a little voice saying "pat pat". Aaaargh !!! I ended up sleeping on the hard floor next to her bed so I didn't have to keep getting up. (I asked hubby to help but she screamed when her daddy touched her, so poor mummy had to do the job)

2nd Night & rest of first week
I told hubby that I couldn't stand walking to her bed to keep patting her. We ended up rearranging the room so that her bed is right next to ours. So, if she ask me to pat her, I can just reach out from my own bed and pat her her royal highness :)

Anyway for Day 2 onwards, she didn't wake up as often. Don't know how though, but she somehow always ended up in our bed in the mornings!

Week 2 till now
Yay...... she sleeps through (most of the time) and wakes up in her own bed !!!!!


Although I am happy that she has "graduated" to her own bed, a part of me misses her being on my bed - smelling her sweet smell and also waking up in the middle of the night with a hand/leg/head/butt smack in the middle of my face :)

I can't help thinking of the first year of her life where she practically slept under my armpit and how I dared not move an inch so as not to wake up my super-light sleeper. I used to wake up in the morning with muscle ache due to my "frozen" position. Ha hahh....

Anyway, found an old photo of her in her baby cot. -

12 comments:

Merryn said...

aww... and I am STILL looking for THE bed for ethan.. hahaha.. but then again, ethan has been sleeping in his cot so i wont miss him that much.. doesnt make any difference to me... hahaha..

bravo elyssa :)

Mommy to Chumsy said...

yay...good job Elyssa :) she's such a big girl already. i like her baby photo...and what a cute baby cot she had.

Mummy Gwen said...

Elyssa is a big girl now. Good girl. Another milestones achieved. :D Her baby photo is very cute.

Leona said...

Yeah.. I know what u mean abt the babies (not so baby anymore)... sleeping right next to us... I went thru that went Ryan went to his own bed too. The consolation isshe is just an arms length away from you...AND you have more space on yur own bed now... hehe!

andrewjune said...

rachael is still sometimes sleeping in between us and sometimes on her own self-made bed next to us...
yes, cant bear to let her sleep on her own room yet...miss her so...hehehe...

MayChing said...

wow she doesn't fall off? keira rolls around all over.. but now i'm experiencing the reverse, previously keira always slept in her own cot in her own room. but now must sleep in same room and same bed!

Daddy said...

Great job! Congratulations! Another milestone indeed. Our Ryan sleeps on his own mattress but he still occasionally wants to sleep with us in the middle of the night. Still thinking how to get him to sleep in his own room....

LittleLamb said...

Congrats on her graduation from cot to bed...maybe slowly u can start putting a gap from hers n ur bed..

MeRy said...

Elyssa is a big gal now.....I like to see all those pics...she sleep so soundly.

Irene said...

happy for you.. and elyssa. my william still on his cot (the lowest level) coz we don't trust him on his own bed from the style and way he sleeps... very cholok and 360degree, he will jst end up on the floor! but at nite sometimes i jst bring him over to our bed coz i'm too tired to sit feeding him. btw, don't miss her too much coz she can still go to your bed lar...

the little prince said...

Congratulations!! She such a good girl!! :-)

Kristie said...

wow congrats to u and elyssa! :) the transition sounds really smooth and fuss free... good girl :)