18 Months, 10 days, 11 hours, and 15 minutes.
That is exactly how long we made it before our little world was flipped upside down. OK, so not really "upside down", maybe I am being a little dramatic, but London has learned to climb out of his crib. My sweet little boy who goes to bed so easily and sleeps for 13 hours a night is gone. It used to be that all I had to do was take him upstairs and put him in his crib and he went right to sleep after playing for about 10 minutes. Now this.
I was in a complete panic today when I heard a loud thump coming from London's room upstairs. It scared me to death because I didn't hear any screams that followed the thump. All I could picture was an unconscious little man as I ran up the stairs. Luckily just as I got to the top, I heard him quietly crying. The fall didn't even seem to faze him, he was still just whimpering because he wasn't ready for nap time. I quickly called my 4 go-to gals when it comes to mommy advice... Biz, Erin, Juanita, and Sierra. Each and everyone of them had the same response, "You're screwed!"
I am still trying to figure out what to do with him. As of right now, I have completely emptied out his room. All that is left in there is his newly converted (from his crib) toddler bed. I took out his dresser and changing table as well as anything that he could reach on the walls. I tossed in a few toys and VOILA! It's a huge bedroom sized crib. Well that is at least what I am hoping for. I tried it for nap time today after taking off the front of his crib (but before I put up the toddler bed attachment). He fussed for a few mins but eventually fell asleep under his bed like this.
Tonight for bed time, I put up the toddler rail and hoped and prayed for an easy bed time. I even let him stay up an extra hour. I was super lucky because he actually complied. When I put him to bed he cried for about 10 minutes and even knocked on his own door a few times. I was about in tears. Thankfully he fell asleep and when I went to check on him, I found him actually sleeping in his bed!! I'm really hoping this wasn't a fluke but rather just further proof he is his father's son and loves sleep more than any of us will ever be able to understand.
I'm not sure how it's going to work this week while I am gone. He is going to stay with my sister while I am gone because Mike will be working. Fingers crossed that my nieces and nephews wear him out so when he goes to bed each night he just passes out. Did I mention that he can crawl out of a pack-n-play?? Good Luck to my sister Lori. May the force be with her :)