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Country Mom: BEST NIGHT EVER!

As you can imagine, after having lost a baby to "crib death," laying a baby in another room other than the one I'm sleeping in- well it seems terrifying. It's a difficult thing that I didn't think I'd be able to do, but well- at 9months & 1day old- I put Jude in his crib, in his room (with an apnea monitor under the mattress- but well- alone in HIS room). My husband was super proud of me for being able to do it. I got up multiple times during the night to check on him because it was super quiet and because I kept waking up realizing I was full of milk and wondering why I hadn't fed the baby (I've been sleep deprived since I was 7 months pregnant- having a 9pound plus baby is not good for your sleep habits when they get moving in there.)

So, I digress, I put him in his bed at 9:30pm and he went right to sleep. I stood over the crib wondering why it was so easy, then I went off to bed and after a night of blissful yet eerie quiet, I am well rested! I did get up those multiple times to check on him, and he hadn't moved a muscle- was still in the same spot I laid him down. At 6:30 this morning my husband brought him to me to nurse, and he WAS STILL ASLEEP. That was officially THE.BEST.NIGHT.EVER! (The Lord heard my prayers when I told him I'M TIRED, Please give me a peaceful night despite the new sleeping arrangements for Jude. Thank you, God.) The bags under my eyes have finally gone on vacation and will not return until our next sleepless night of teething. ;) I would love to hear other mommy's "1st night in the crib" stories, feel free to share in the comment box :)

5 comments:

  1. I was terrified the first night we transitioned our baby to her crib for the first time. I did not sleep well for a good week or two. I still check on her when I wake up via the monitor, but I wake up less now than I did. Here is my post:

    http://aguilarfamilyadventures.blogspot.com/2010/02/bailey-is-sleeping-in-her-own-room.html

    That is awesome, and I am very happy you slept well, it is needed to be a mommy, sleep is important!!

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  2. Proud of youuuuuuu!!! Now I'll have to give it a try with Quinn. I don't know if I'm ready for it, but seriously, are we ever really "ready"? Just gotta do it! :)

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  3. I had planned on putting my son in his crib on March 14th, however I had to on March 5th when we found out he exceeded the bassinet weight limit by five pounds. Not wanting to risk anything, I reluctantly put him in his crib. To my surprise, he slept better than he ever did in his bassinet. I cried the first three nights! My husband and I have now gotten used to not having him in our room. Still, every night we both stand over his crib for at least five minutes just looking at him and listening to him breath. We say a prayer for his safety and health before we take the long (but in reality a very short) walk to our bedroom.

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  4. Thanks for stopping by to say hello on my blog! You were the first blogger to comment that I haven't met in 'real' life. It made my day. I'm so proud of you for putting your sweet baby to bed in his own room. I can't compare my story to yours because I haven't lost a baby to SIDs. When I saw the story of the two babes in heaven my heart ached. When I put our baby in her own room I did go and check on her but I honestly checked on her more when she was in our room. Every little peep would have me jumping up in bed to check. Wishing you restful nights in the weeks ahead. :)

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  5. This is my first time here and read your posts... I am so sorry for your loss!! I can't even imagine going through what you went through.. That is proably one of my worst fears when I had kids.. I would check on them constanty, move them so they would flintch and I would know that they are ok.. Its scary to have to think about.. You have beautiful kids!

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