Here is the skinny:
After my plea
and a few tears to Mister that we needed to do something about her sleeping habits he is was on board.
We started Wednesday night. I put her in her crib wide awake like normal. She jumped up before I got out her room and cried for me to get her. I kept it moving back to my room.
On the monitor I hear her jump out the crib and the door open. I go back in with out saying anything and put her back in. More cries!
Then she starts to call for Daadee! We kind of chuckled because it wasn’t a scream of daddy, it was like a shout, like “I know you hear me calling you because I am saying it as loud as I can”. So funny to hear a baby try to project their voice.
She gets out and cracks the door but doesn’t call for anyone. We go to look. She is standing behind the door quite and not crying! LOL! I wanted to laugh so hard.
Few minutes later… our little Jackie Joyner jumps out again. I put her back.
After few more times we didn’t hear anything.
I waited a few hours of not hearing anything to check on her. I open the door to see she is sleeping in the rocker recliner chair in her room with a blanket over her. I felt so bad for my little baby. But she was knocked out. I knew if I picked her up to put her back in the bed all our efforts would go out the door. So I left her there.
She did not wake up until the am! After night one, I knew we could do it.
The next few nights she went down with no problem. But we did find her sleeping in the chair. I came to the conclusion she is over the crib and changed her bed to a toddler bed. So that way so won’t hurt her self trying to climb out and she may actually stay in it if she knows she can get out.
We still found her in the chair a few times but she doesn’t get in it until early morning.
Next phase is training Mister! He wants to keep the baby monitor on. So we hear every time she coughs, moves the covers or snores! So I am still not getting rest!!! Her room is on the same side of the house as our bedroom and if she cries loud enough we will hear her with the door closed. The pediatrician told me kick the monitor to the curb. Mister won’t listen!
Do you use a monitor? How old were your kids when you got rid of it? Sorry for the long post!