Tuesday, October 7

Too Big....

Last night Brendan hit another milestone; he is too big for his cradle.

In our master bedroom, we have a cradle that is beside our bed for Brendan to sleep in instead of a bassinet. This cradle was the same one that I used as a baby as well as all of my siblings. The bedding was sewn by my aunt and used by my cousins. I loved having this family heirloom our apartment for my own baby to use. But now, less than three months old, he is too big to sleep in our room anymore.
Last night when we woke up in the middle of the night to feed him, Brendan had kicked himself around where he was completely vertical and was pushing with his feet against the edge which, in turn, pushed his head against the other side. With him getting bigger, rolling over, and moving a lot more, we decided that it was safest to move him to his own room, in his own crib. This was actually a hard move for me. I know that it sounds silly but it seems as though it is the first step to him growing up and needing me less. It was difficult for me to sleep as soundly knowing that he was in the other room and that I may not hear him cry as quickly as before. I know that this is just the next step and that Brendan will gain independence slowly, this is a good thing - just a little difficult. He actually did really well and I think he might actually sleep a little longer in the mornings without hearing us move around getting ready. For now, he is still my baby boy, one day, probably sooner than I expect, this will all be in the past and he will be grown son. Until that point, I am just enjoying every minute of his growth.


Bethany said...

I don't think you're silly Rachel - moving Delaney out of our room and into her own room was a HUGE thing! I missed hearing her breathe while she slept and being reassured that she was ok. Once we moved her into her own room it was so quiet. I freaked out that I wouldn't be able to hear her if she cried because she was so far away (our rooms shared a wall). But we survived and I can still hear her every sound. I think we actually slept better this way because we weren't waking each other up.
Oddly enough, now I wish she was quieter in her own room so that I can keep sleeping.

I know it's hard, I just wanted you to know that I completely understand.

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Ezzah said...

HE IS SOOOOO CUTE! thanks for posting the comment on my site so I could find you! And yes, I know it's hard...but trust me, be happy it's now and not, oh-when he's 20 months.....I can't get Ezzah out of my bed!!! :)