After almost 8 months, Kara is finally sleeping in her crib, in her own room. Yes, we realize most people make this transition soon after bringing their newborns home from the hospital. We even had Ryan in the crib by 4 months of age. I can't give a specific reason why we kept her in our room almost double that...maybe because she is very petite or the fact that we loved having her close to us but the time had come for Kara to move into her room and sleep in her crib.
This beautiful bassinet pack-n-play was given to us from Chris' Uncle Paul and Aunt Adrienne when we were pregnant with Ryan. I decided last minute to add it to our registry because we knew with breastfeeding it would be easier to have the baby in our room for those first few months. This gift quickly became our favorite and I am happy that we were able to use it as much as we did with both our children. Thanks Paul and Adrienne!
Kara is under 15 lbs in weight but she is long in length. She is also moving and scooting around now so the bassinet in our little pack-n-play just wasn't large enough for our mover and shaker anymore. On Saturday (1.31.09) night, we placed her in her crib and hoped for the best. We would soon find out that she wasn't going to take to the transition well. She woke up every two hours throughout the entire night. I felt like we had a newborn on our hands again! Sunday night was a little better and last night she slept from 11pm until 9:45 this morning. YAY! Tonight, Kara went to bed without hassle so I hope to have another successful night of sleep!
Now I make the walk down our hallway to peek into two doors and watch our little ones sleep. What was once a dream has become a reality and I feel blessed.