Friday, June 26, 2009

Movin' on up

Dreadful days...Ashley has to move out of her bassinet. She is getting too big and yesterday decided to roll from back to belly. She has a beautiful crib upstairs awaiting her arrival but I just don't want to let her go. And I know it's the right move. She sleeps through the night for the most part so it's not an issue of having to go get her in the middle of the night but I just like having her close to me. I have an angel care monitor and it has a ticking light and I can just glance over in the middle of the night, see the light and know that she is still breathing over there. I had the same issue with Tommy but we all just moved upstairs. But they are in that bedroom now and I like our current bedroom so the boys can't move down here...I don't know. Joe is willing to put her crib down here in our bedroom but I know that isn't the best thing. Sleep is not an issue for her, why am I trying to make it an issue for her a year from now when I do want her upstairs and out of our room? I think I am going to sleep horrible with her upstairs, heck I had trouble when we moved downstairs at Thanksgiving leaving the boys up there. What's a helicopter Mom to do? Maybe I should just get a twin bed and sleep up in her room. ;)

10 comments:

Amy said...

You are a good mom, which is why this is so hard for you. But, in the long run, you know what the best thing to do is:)

Jill said...

Dawn, Tiffany slept with Mike and I in our bed until she was 5 years old. It sucked! make the move while she is young.

Julie said...

This is one of the hard steps good parents have to take. You know, from the boys, there are many more yet to come. Rejoice in her growing up and you'll get through it together.

Kiera Beth said...

I have no advice to give you. I just wanted to let you know that you are an amazing Mom. Big hugs

Dawn said...

I know you're all right. Maybe tomorrow night will be D-day. I keep putting it off...but we have to be up early tomorrow so I think I want sleep tonight. Thank you all for the nicey's. And I know I don't want another Austin on my hands so she's got to go!

Popcorn House said...

Oh shoot I am late on this. And if it were me I would be moving the crib into our room. :o) But I am the mom that just slept with her kids for the first year.....so maybe don't take my advice. I just would not be able to sleep as well. At around one I put them in their room in their bed and they all did really well sleeping on their own too. I just worried too much that first year. Good luck whatever you decide to do! Like you said you have a great monitor, so maybe you would do ok with her upstairs. Joseph didn't like to sleep with us so we set up our pack n play in our room for him, maybe that would work for awhile. I did put them in their crib during the day though, so maybe that helped with the transition later. Good luck!!!

Dawn said...

Suze - You're not too late, we haven't made the move yet. The boys always slept best in bed with us but I didn't sleep well then because I was too nervous. I'm so thankful that Ashley sleeps well in her own space but that far away just seems crazy. I should just put her in the living room which serves us both, she won't be upstairs but she won't be in the same room. Maybe we'll do the pack-n-play...ugh I don't know.

sherri and Adam said...

Although my kids are older then Ashley.....when we moved to this house and we were not all on the same floor, I bought a monitor since I had gotten rid of mine from the other house. I sleep so much better with it on, so I can hear them if they need to call for me or whatever. I think you'll do fine once you adjust, and maybe it will help that your making this move over summer vaca so you don't have to worry about waking up quite as early! Good luck on whatever you do!

Dawn said...

Sherri - Glad to know I'm justified here as your kids are older. You know I've not had trouble hearing the boys (Austin) being up there, at least I don't think so. Joe however misses everything, heck he doesn't hear Ashley in the same room unless she's full-on screaming.

Barbara said...

I have no advice. I always swore Bennett would sleep in a bassinet in our room for the first 3 months and then over to his own room. Bennett is now 2.5 and Jim and I just bought a king size bed a couple months ago to fit all three of us. I want to move him to his own room and we will eventually (I hope!) but I know it will be hard.

Go with your gut instinct :) Good luck with whatever you decide.