Monday, December 1, 2008

The bed

This morning, I took the gate off of Nate's crib, and effectively turned it into a small bed. It's been something we've been meaning to do for awhile now, but obviously we were in no real hurry to implement it. I guess you could say we had thoughts of him falling out of bed, or getting up in the middle of the night and wandering around the house unsupervised.

Nate seemed pretty excited that he could get in and out of bed by himself now. He christened the 'new' bed by pulling off all his toys, pillow and blankies. Then he climbed on and proceeded to jump on the mattress, yelling 'I can bounce!'.

Needless to say I was a little nervous when it came time for his nap. But there was no bouncing. He just climbed on and lay down and said goodnight. I'm not sure how long he napped for, I had to leave for work. I wonder if he woke up and let himself out of his room?

I half expected to come home this evening and find him downstairs watching TV or eating a granola bar!

But I was only met at the door by Snoopy.

I guess we really didn't need to worry.


Mama T said...

um, i'm sure you didn't, but this makes it sounds like you put Nate to bed, went to work and left him alone while you worked, and came home 2 hours later.
on the subject of beds, we are flippy floppy about a bed for miss pips. on one hand, she loves to sleep in her crib still but on the other hand, she's climbing out of the crib. i guess we can postpone the big ticket item until we can find a used, decent one. amazing how quickly they grow up, eh?
do you guys have xmas plans?

Justin said...

Oops! I just read my post and i see what you mean! Of course Patty was home with him, and I didn't get home till 8 hours later.

Nate did fall out of bed last night, but that could have more to do with the fever he's been running. He's not such a happy camper this morning, but at least he's resting well.

I guess we should count ourselves lucky that Nate never climbed out of his crib. Even with the gate gone, he stays in bed and calls us before he gets off it. I wonder how long that will last?