A Nearly Full Recovery

I keep meaning to write and tell you all that we have managed to recover from the Pacifier Withdrawal and now sleep seems to be something we’re all getting more of (though not enough, if you ask me). At the same time we took away the Pacifiers, we also moved Pumpkin into a toddler bed, as she was started to hoist her leg over the railing, and I figured it was only a matter of time until she took a dive out of the crib. Having been through the trauma of hearing my child thud against the bedroom floor (when The Princess scaled the rails at 20 months), I wasn’t particularly looking forward to going through that.

We moved the crib mattress to the toddler bed, and the novelty of being able to get in and out of bed at will dulled the loss of the pacifiers, I think. Didn’t do anything to help in the fact that none of us were getting any stinking sleep – but at least I knew that if she ever actually did go to sleep, and if she ever actually did fall out of bed, she wouldn’t fall far.

After a few nights, I realized that one of the bolts holding together the (cheap) toddler bed was loose, and the bed was sort of wobbly. I asked Hubby to go to the hardware store and find a replacement bolt. He did. It didn’t hold. At that time, I had been to a friend’s house and she gave me a tour of her daughter’s room – and in her daughter’s room, she had the box spring and the mattress placed directly on the floor – with no frame. Which gave me pause. In cleaning out my grandmother’s cottage, we gained a twin mattress and box spring, which we had brought home and stored in the garage and were trying to figure out what to do with it. A-ha.

So, apart came the toddler bed, in came the twin mattress and boxspring.

And sleep has been quite lovely, thank you.

I don’t know if it’s just the mattress is more comfy (because I’ve tried ’em both out now, and the crib mattress is soft and squashy, and the twin mattress is not – it’s more firm), or if she’s just tired of the novelty and now she wants to get some freakin’ sleep. I don’t look a gift horse in the mouth – either way, she’s sleeping by 8:30 or 9 these days, and sleeping straight through the night. Considering she’s also getting four new teeth, this is still pretty amazing. Of course, we’ve been up before 6 every morning this week, and that part sucks. Sleep is getting better though, and she seems to have gotten over the loss of her dear, sweet paci-friends.

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  1. Hot dog!! I was wondering how paci reahb was going. Yeah for sleep!

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