Do you all remember that song, "All night long (all night, all night) All night long!" Well if you remember it, just think of it during this post....
She did it, she is really a big girl now. We put her to bed at 8:00 like normal, and suddenly my alarm was going off and my baby was not in bed with me! First of all, I was shocked and bewildered, and then I was thrilled that she finally did it....then I was a little sad, she is getting so big.
Now this was not some random luck thing. It had taken quite a lot of will power and work to get this to happen. I, being a bad mom, was used to letting my baby sleep in her bassenett and then when she got sick of it, she would come sleep with me...I kinda liked it. But then she got big and she started taking up too much room and it was about the time that it was my husbie, the dog and her on the bed, and me on the floor that I realized there may be a problem. So when her room was finally in order and she was in her crib I decided enough was enough. It was three nights of hour and a half screaming until finally she gave in before sleeping happened for longer stretches. During those nights, I would stay up, right by her door, sometimes in her room sitting on the floor so she wouldnt see me. Other times I cleaned the bathroom or read from all the child rearing books I have to give me strengh. Anyway, it must have worked, even though I hate thinking what is going through her head...something like "Well, I guess my mom has completly abondoned me and I am in this alone with you furry pocka dot puppy, I can only rely on you now."
Still, it is quite an accomplishment, and I am so proud of her. I miss her, but it is also nice to roll freely and not worry about crushing her.