Friday, August 24, 2012

Sleeping in his Big Boy Bed

One week ago, we finally decided to transition Nolan over to his "big boy bed".  We bought Nolan the bunk bed about a month ago, knowing that we wanted to give him at least 2 months to transition over to the new bed before his baby sister arrived.

After a few weeks of just him getting used to the beds (we would sit/play on the bed, read books in the bed, etc), we decided it was time to actually have him trying to actually sleep in them.

The first night, I read to him for 20 minutes or so, then I laid with him in the bed for 30 minutes or so before leaving the room.  He cried for a few minutes, then went to sleep!  He woke up at about 2am, so I laid with him for a 30 minutes, then went back to my room.

Then nights 2-7, I just read him books for bit, laid with him for around 10 minutes, then left.  He's been a total champ and appears to LOVE sleeping in his new beds!!!!  He even gets excited when I say that we should go upstairs for bedtime - I tell him we'll go read books in his big boy bed, and he makes a b-line to his room!!

Thank god - it's been much easier than I anticipated.  I really hope he keeps up the great work!!

(and a thank you to Jarrod & Jenn:  having the turtle night light in his bed has been a huge help;  he won't go to sleep without putting "turto on")

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Writing the alphabet

Lately has had a real fixation on trying to write letters and numbers.  We've been surprised at well he's been able to actually make some legible letters/numbers. 
Here's the "e" Nolan wrote, then announced "e!!!"

Spelling his name!

Today, while Nolan & I were drawing in his coloring book, I decided to write out his name for him.  So I asked him to tell him how to spell his name.

I started by saying "N..." then he continued, providing the "O..L...A...N".  Holy mother!  Did my 22 month old just spell his own name?!!  Yes, he did!!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Sitting at the "big kids" table

Nolan was so excited to sit at the table with the big kids!!