Monday, June 09, 2008

June 9, 2008

So we have a new milestone today. The cribs are gone! I am wanting to start potty training ASAP so I decided I would really rather have them in their twin beds before we start potty training. So today I took down the cribs, moved them out and I also removed the bed rails and the box springs from their twin beds and moved them out. They are now sleeping on their twin mattresses on the floor with no rails.

In retrospect, we should have done exactly this from the very start. I think we would have been much further along had we done it this way to begin with. Oh well. You live and learn. It took me a little while to get them to stay in their beds at nap time today but it was not as bad as I thought it might be.

Their room has soooo much more space in it now that the two cribs are gone. It looks so much nicer. I even moved in a small bookcase and I am planning to pick out a number of their favorite books to move upstairs to their room for bedtime reading.

I am not sure exactly when we will start the potty training but it will be soon. I am ready. I discovered this through a friend of mine. I purchased the ebook last night and quickly read through it. It makes so much sense and sounds like a wonderful and very positive approach. I have a friend who started using this approach with her twin girls on Friday and she has been very happy with the results. So, we will be joining the potty training party soon.

I just checked on the boys and they are both still sound asleep in their twin beds. Neither of them have fallen off yet and they have been sleeping now for about two hours. Today's nap is a success. Now we just need to get through tonight. For some reason, the boys really seem to get all hyped up at bedtime, even though we follow a routine and we sit and read. It really makes me want to put them into separate rooms. We'll see how it goes now. Maybe since they are quickly approaching the three year old mark, they will start settling down a little bit. (yeah, right...wishful thinking:). At least it will be easy now to move one of them to another room without the cribs, if we decide we need to do that.

There is a part of me that thinks that bed time might be more relaxing and special if they were in separate rooms and we got to spend some quiet time with each of them before bed. But then there is the other part of me that hears how much fun they have together and I like that they have fun and love being together.


musicmommy3 said...

I love that my kis are in together. All three are in one room. They like it that way and no way would they want separate rooms. (ours are 6, 5, and 2 1/2)

The only down side is that the "baby" falls asleep first and then the boys have to be quiet when they go to bed but they are older so it's not always a prob.

musicmommy3 said...

Oh, and regarding the boys' behavior. It sounds age appropriate to me. Don't misunderstand me- DON'T LET IT BECOME acceptable or "normal" but I don't think YOU are doing anything wrong. At that age just consistency. The boys are going to test you and test you. Then they may wait a few months or a year and try again. They are just seeing if the rules ALWAYS apply. Plus each personality has it's own set of strengths and weaknesses. :)

You're doing great. Pray and listen. :)

MMrussianadoption said...

glad the transition went smoothly for ya. i couldnt get the link to work