Wednesday, January 26, 2011

No Longer Sleeping in the Closet

In November after sleeping in the Pack 'N Play at Marcia's, Lily refused to go back into the bassinet she had been sleeping in. She was about an inch from the top and an inch from the bottom anyway, so we made a quick decision.

We got an old crib from James' parents and fit it into our closet. It was great because it is smaller than a normal crib, but is miraculously up to safety regulations. Being about 25 years old, it had to be rigged to stay together, but dad Schmitt can rig anything to work. We covered the "mattress" in plastic wrap so we could eliminate dust or anything old from spreading. It was a great little in-between bed for our lady. Don't mind how ghetto this looks. It sort of was.

Lily's pediatrician said that 6 months is a good time to move her into her own room and when all of our Christmas guests left, we made the move. I knew it might be a hard few days, but we made the push to get her to sleep longer at night. We set up a little fan for white noise, a humidifier for her little stuffy nose and a spacious new crib. Thanks Leathra and Tom for letting us borrow the crib!

And best of all: Lily slept for 10 straight hours for the first time Monday night!

Of course, she didn't do that again last night, but I think we're well on our way. Woohoo!


  1. Ohhhhh that is such an exciting thing! I so remember when Robby started sleeping through the night and it's just a miracle. You feel like a real person again! :) So happy for you.

  2. oh man... i love the picture of the crib in the closet! can't believe she is growing up so quickly, she's got her own room!