Monday, March 22, 2010

Time for the crib?!

    
 Makenzie loves to sit in the Bumbo...until her sweet little head gets too heavy.

Whenever I am taking pictures of Makenzie....either Abby or Chase love to get in the picture too!

On Sunday, I put Makenzie in her crib for her first time, for a nap. She did great.
I know some of you might be thinking, she is 3 months, why is she still in my room...well, here are my reasons.
I am a little hesitant to put her in with Abby, because I know one of them will wake the other one up. I am not sure if I want to go down this road yet. Also, Makenzie does sleep about 7 or more hours a night, but she still wakes up that one time to eat and it is so nice having her right there to just pick up. 
You can all have a good laugh, because we didn't put Chase in his own room until he was 6 months old {I know...bad} and Abby until she was 4 months.
Do any of you have kids that share rooms with littler siblings? Any tricks I should know. Chase and Abby did share a room for awhile in our old townhouse, but I don't remember them waking each other up, being a problem.

{For the time being, I will work on putting Makenzie in with Abby}


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15 comments:

Courtney, Jeff, Ayla & Leah said...

Oh yes. I waited til Ayla was 4 mo and Leah was prob at least 6 mo,maybe longer. I hate that I can't remember that! ha. Thanks for the comments. I have fixed that link issue many times, but it keeps acting up. Glad all is going well.

Molly said...

I guess I'm bad, too! Cooper was in our room until he was about 6 months old. I was just way too lazy to go get him at the other end of the house when he wanted to nurse!

Sheila said...

Don't worry about what anyone else thinks - right or wrong! I'm an "overprotective mine." My youngest was in my room (in his own bed, but still) until he was 2! And now he's 4 and I STILL have a baby monitor in his bedroom!

Brandi said...

I guess I am bad too. Landon was about 6 months old before he slept at night in his crib. I let him take naps in there before then though.

Landen and family said...

Landen and Maddie share a room. I have a fan going that makes a nice little white noise sound and I think it's enough to drown out most of the noises one or the other makes. Landen knows now to come out of the room and shut the door QUIETLY when Maddie is still sleeping and most times it works just fine. Maddie is still in her crib though - and will be until she climbs out or is 5 yrs old!! LOL. She will NEVER stay in the bed ... I'm not ready for that fight yet!

Anna said...

Awww....do whatever feels right to you. Isabel was a bit over 2 months old but her bedroom was right next door to ours and easy access when I nursed her at night. We found it better sleeping when we could cough without fear of waking the baby. Lucas was a little over 3 months old and he did great! Both times I felt fine with the decision and just "knew". I think it is different with every baby. I know if we had another we'd prob room with them until he/she could sleep through the night as to not wake up whoever they share a room with. Good luck w/the crib sleeping! She sure looks precious in that crib though.

Christen said...

Lyla was between 5 and 6 months old when I moved her to her own room. I am no help...sorry :)

Laura said...

My kids were a good 8 months before they slept in their own rooms!! :) I don't have any advice but good luck on the transition, I'm sure it will go okay.

Becca said...

Oh goodness! She is such a doll!

And you won't here me laughing because Aubrey is still in our room! She will only sleep in her room for about 30 mins and then she starts balling to come back in ours. So... yea... we are working on that! LOL!

Good luck with the girls though! I am sure everything will be just fine!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

I don't think you're crazy! I think you have valid reasons for keeping her in your room. Both my kids slept next to our bed until they were almost 6 months old. Our pediatrician recommended rooming in until they were at least 4 months old. Honestly, I felt like they were safer that way. I hope the transition goes well when the time comes!

Jennifer said...

Hey Kelly, my boys share a room, but they're the same age, so it's definitely a lot different than what you're going through. The only thing I can say is that the girls will eventually become so accustomed to listening to her sister make noise in her sleep - even cry! - and she'll sleep right through it. It amazes me what those boys can sleep through!

Good luck :)

Shay said...

3 months is not bad at all! I have friends who co-slept for over a year with their kids!
My girls are 13 months apart, & when I put them together it was fine! They only woke each other up in the mornings. I waited until the littlest one slept completely through the night before putting in her in there though, so that way she didn't wake up her older sis in the middle of the night.
Good luck! And don't feel bad if you decide to keep her in your room for longer, she is still tiny! :)

Annie said...

We had Blake in his bassinette in our room until 4 months...I know how hard it is! I cant help with the room sharing, since we only have one now....good luck!! In a couple years they will LOVE sharing a room. Some of my best memories with my sister are sharing a bedroom :)

Heidi said...

I have NO room to talk about you not having your little one in a crib yet! Eli was 6 months old before he would sleep in his crib for anything but a nap and Luci is 19 months old and STILL ends up in our bed every night!! I must admit that while I love snuggling with her, I'm kinda ready for her to sleep all night.
Also, my kids share a room and they do great. Lu is up every night between 12 & 2, but it's only ever woken Eli up like once. Most of the time I (or my hubs) hear her pretty quick. I even tried to let her cry it out once (per drs orders) and she cried for 40 minutes and Eli didn't move so....he must be a heavy sleeper.

Good luck! We've always (or so it seems) had sleeping issues at our house! Our philosophy has always been....we have to get SOME sleep so we do what we can! :)

MomBrose said...

All of my kids stayed with us until at least five months old. :) Nothing wrong with that. Do whatever works for you. I have had kids sharing a room before and they didn't seem to wake each other up from what I remember (must not have been too big of a deal). :D Good luck with whatever you choose!

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