The “Big Girl Bed” Transition (Part 6 of ?)

I’m writing with one final update on the “Big Girl Bed” Transition series (and trust me, I know the saga will continue but I feel like we’ve reached a point where I can say the transition has officially been a success and I can move on to other topics).

Abigail loves her bed.  She’s been sleeping in it consistently through the night since Part 5 of this series and we couldn’t be happier.  Putting her down at night is a breeze :: we give her a bath, let her snuggle with us on the couch, she drinks some milk, we read at least 3-5 books (she’d prefer more, but we had to put a cap on it at some point!), she kisses Mommy goodnight, and then Daddy carries her in to her room and tucks her in.  Easy.

We’re so lucky.

The only problem the past three days is that she’s been waking up too early for our liking (5:30am – 5:50am-ish) – note to self :: go to bed earlier!  It’s also been messing with our morning classes a bit because by the time we get to them, she’s ready for a nap.  Yesterday, her exhaustion turned into pure delirium and she ran around in circles at music class (which was actually quite hilarious, but probably a little distracting for the other kids).  This morning, however, her exhaustion turned into pure tantrum mode when she didn’t get her way in swim class.

I think I lost about six months off my life this morning trying to keep her in my arms while she was flailing around, kicking my belly, and screaming at full capacity (which, if you’ve heard Abigail scream, is LOUD).  Holy moly.  Not fun.

Shockingly enough (not), she fell asleep 30 seconds after we got in the car and thankfully transferred into her nap without a peep.  After I rinse the chlorine off my body, I think I might just have to let myself relax for a bit as well…maybe gain a few of those months back!

Here’s to wishful thinking that she decides sleeping in a bit more is WAY better than waking up super duper early.

To sum it all up, I would say this transition has been relatively smooth and if anyone is thinking about making the change to a big kid bed, I’d highly recommend it.  It can be a little scary at the beginning, but it all works out in the end.  Plus, now it’s one less thing we have to worry about / think about once Mac arrives – go us!

Oh, and if you have any questions for me at all, shoot!


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