Since Grandpa put up a wall and built himself a new bedroom, Wallace gets his own room (and so do I)! I feel like I am finally nesting, two and a half years late. I am having fun figuring out his room and how to make it fun and comfortable.
I found a great old rocking chair on Craigslist for $15 and spent two days on it with a borrowed upholstering cleaner. I bought a Kaplan preschool style play kitchen sink and fridge for $20 and spent three days painting it. There is his toy shelf from his first birthday and the changing table for his clothes and diapers. I want to paint one wall orange and the others blue with white trim. He needs curtains or shades and a fun rug would be nice.
I started with him in my room after the move since his sleep was horrible. He would start the night in his pack n play then cower and cling to me the rest of the night. He was clearly stressed by the move and all the changes. After a couple weeks he seemed more comfortable at night and even slept a whole night in his pack n play in my room.
He seemed totally fine moving to his own room and was not upset when I moved the pack n play in there. Unfortunately, he has not let me get him back to sleep in his room if he wakes up in the middle of the night. He insists on coming into my bed for the rest of the night though he then usually sleeps pretty well.
I felt bad for him still being in the pack n play (extra blankets underneath him for comfort) but his old crib mattress was way too hard. Yesterday, I took it to the resale shop and bought him a new one. When we got home, I put his pack n play back in my room and set up his crib. I put it together without the front rail because there is no way I could set him down asleep in the giant crib, but he still rolls a lot and isn’t ready for a high bed. My solution was the bed rail I got for cosleeping in my old bed.
He did his usual few hours in his bed last night and then came to mine. He just did part of his nap in it but still won’t sleep his whole nap without nursing. I’m hoping to see little improvements as he gets used to being back here.