Friday, August 29, 2014

Mason's past week: sleep edition

Oh what a week we've had at the Chalmers household!  

Last Friday night I took this picture of Mason right before leaving him for bedtime.  I sent it to Abuela to show her that he still loves wearing the pajamas she gave him.

After Mason goes to bed I usually retreat to our bedroom to start winding down for the day.  I was laying in bed watching television when I noticed that Mason was no longer in the camera shot. 

Knock knock knock.

The next thing we know Mason is at our bedroom door knocking.  He thought it was hysterical that he got out of his crib.  So Ryan and I put him back into his crib and said good night again.

Knock knock knock.

Sheesh.  Mason had discovered how to escape the pack n play during our family beach trip so I figured it was only a matter of time before he used his size to heave himself out of the crib.  We brought him into our bed to settle him down and eventually he dozed off.  Ryan then took him back to his room so that he could sleep in his crib.

The next morning he was up around 6am and out of his crib.  We knew it wouldn't be safe for him to continue using his crib and would have to finally convert it to a toddler bed.

In order to keep him "locked" in his room, we use a child lock on the door knob on his side of the door.  He hasn't figured out how to open it yet which at least keeps him some what safe in his room until he falls asleep.

So far he has only taken 3 naps during the past 7 days. 

Instead of sleeping, he spends his time rearranging his room, taking everything out of his dresser, taking things out of his closet, and basically making a gigantic mess.

He also spends part of the time knocking on the door as if to get some passerby to save him.  Sorry buddy you're stuck in there whether or not you sleep.

It's a frustrating process but hopefully he'll get the hang of napping once again.  He does pretty well at night ... on Monday night he fell out of his bed twice which was heartbreaking since I found him crying on the floor.  Since then we've added a huge folded blanket next to his bed as a landing spot.  He's chosen to fall asleep on the blanket instead of his bed the past couple of nights.  Whatever works!

I had hoped he would stay content in his crib forever, but alas our little baby wants to grow up faster than I wanted.  Here's to a better week of sleep ... for all of us.

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