Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Newest Development

Well, the newest development in our household is the fact that the boy has figured out how to crawl out of his crib. It's about time! He's almost 3, for God's sake.

Not that I was actually hoping he would figure it out - no, we planned to keep him in there for as long as possible. We have enough trouble trying to get him to go to sleep without having him crawling out of bed to come find us.

During our vacation, however, he discovered that he could quite easily climb out of the Pack-n-Play in which he was sleeping (again, I don't know how it took him so long to figure this out!) so the second morning we were back home, he decided to try out his Houdini move with his crib. Last night he crawled INTO his crib and then back out while we were getting the kids ready for bed. It was actually quite impressive.

So, I guess it's finally time for the big-boy bed. We put his side crib rail down half-way last night so that he wouldn't hurt himself if he tried to climb out during the middle of the night and he went to sleep easily enough - even though he knew he could get out. That's a huge step, as far as we're concerned.

Looks like it's time for another shopping trip to one of our favorite stores: IKEA!!! :)


Courtney said...

LOL! That's exactly how the boy learned to climb out of his crib- by first escaping from the pack 'n play on one of our excursions to L.A.

Lee said...

Well? Come on! You can't leave us in suspense. What happened with the new lamb, Mah-2?

Sara said...

Mah-2 is still in transit - hasn't shown up in the mail yet. But as soon as he/she does, I'll be sure to let you know the results!

I did show the girl a picture on the computer of the lamb that we ordered and she seemed to recognize it - that's a good sign. :)