The time has come. No more sympathy. The babe has got to learn to sleep in her crib....all night long. I'm finally ready to make the transition permanently for Olivia and Lillian to share a room. Yes, everything was working fine, but I found myself really missing my mornings alone before everyone's awake.
It started Friday night when Olivia spent the night out. We decided to put Lillian in there since it was vacant. What we realized is that she isn't used to sleeping in there. New room, not as bright, bed she doesn't sleep in much, etc. But the next morning I realized it was so nice to walk into the den knowing I wasn't going to wake anyone up!!!
So...in order for her to get used to it - i.e. have a few nights of "crying it out" - we are putting Landon and Olivia in the same room. Of course, they were thrilled. The excitement made it hard to go to sleep. There was also a consequence for every time either of them got up and walked around. Let's just say, it took Landon a few times to get the picture. But we were consistent and it payed off.
Lillian's night (Friday night) was not as quiet as I'd like. Though, I didn't give in to her. She can be quite a little strong willed thing! Saturday night was a little bit better. Sunday night, I didn't hear a peep out of her - but she may have still woken up. Not sure.
Olivia and Landon are still pretty excited. It takes them a while to settle in. I'm sure it will get old soon. :-)
I hoping that this transition doesn't take long. I know kids share rooms all the time, but do they get all the sleep that they need? Anyway, this is unchartered territory for me. But I'm ready to tackle it head on!
I picked a crazy weekend to start this - with the time change and all! It always takes us a couple of days to get adjusted! Oh well.