Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Baby's Day Out

Today marks the start of a new era. And no, I am not talking about Obama.

The monitor has been moved from our room to his room.

His clothes have been transfered out of the cubes into his dresser.

His toys have a new home now: his toy chest in his room.

He is no longer sleeping in the bassinet- he has his nice and spacious crib in his very own room.

Ashton is now sleeping in his room that was designed and decorated especially for him:
The curtains are up, his closet is almost full, his shoe collection is almost complete, his toy chest is no longer empty, his dresser is fully equiped with onesies, burp cloths, bibs, socks, hats, pants, and of course his pjs.
Tonight is bitter sweet. I miss him already but I am sure Lorin was getting anxious to have him in his own room. I am not sure how I will sleep tonight. Every night for the past 4 months (today is his 4th month birthday!)I have woken up in the middle of the night to make sure he was still breathing. Lorin set him down in his crib where he quietly looked up at his car mobile (which I will switch out tomorrow for his skier one) and he has slowly drifted to sleep. I hear nothing from the monitor and feel slightly lonely. His breathing used to soothe me to sleep. I think I need him more than he needs me, and I think it will always be like that. I am going to miss looking at this sweet little face at 3 a.m.


Kate Bailey said...

It IS a hard thing, isn't it? I moved Hannah into her own room just before she turned 2 months because I was worried that if we waited too long, she might protest the move. But I had to do it on a night after a hard day, when I didn't mind having her away from me!! A few weeks ago, I was kind of freaked out and paranoid about her being so far away, so I put her int he pack n' play in our room, and I remembered why I had moved her to her room... I slept SO terribly, and she was SO noisy! :) The first few nights may be a little hard, but it will get easier, and you'll get used to having just you and Lorin in your bedroom again. He sure looks precious sleeping there in that huge crib.... and I can't believe how big he has gotten! What a handsome little guy!

Breanne said...

"I think I need him more than he needs me, and I think it will always be like that." Beautifully said.

Nadia said...

Hi Brenda!
I remember that when we moved Emerson to his own room I started sleeping better. I think both of you will benefit from this. I was looking at your sledding photos, and we just took Emerson on his first sledding trip too. Aren't they adorable. Ashton is super cute.

Marissa said...

aww brenda you're so funny....

The Wendelschafer's said...

It's a hard thing to kick them out of the room but you'll love it!! I used to hear Connor crying in my head and I didn't know if he really was or if it was just in my head... By the time I would figure it out Connor would be back to sleep!! Just be careful wandering around the house in the middle of the night.. I used to bump into walls when I was really tired or fall asleep with him in the rocking chair! Enjoy your room again!