Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Roommates

As of last night, Stephanie and Ellie are now sharing a room. The layout of our house makes this the most practical solution, though it will definitely take some adjusting. Ellie loves to try my boundaries when it comes to any new situation, and trying my boundaries in this situation involves making just enough noise that the baby wakes and cries and Mama goes crazy. She thinks this is incredibly funny. As luck would have it, baby Stephanie is a very light sleeper, making Ellie's job easy. Fortunately, Ellie is a very heavy sleeper, so if Stephanie wakes while Ellie is sleeping (as often happens during the night), Ellie can sleep on. We'll have to see how this new arrangement evolves. This weekend, we are going shopping for a big girl bed. Ellie has been sleeping on a single bed mattress for months, but until now, it's been a mattress on the floor. It's time to buy her a bed she can be proud of, and we think we've found it in a shop nearby. Hopefully, that will give her extra motivation to snuggle down and hush (ha-ha).

2 comments:

Karly said...

It's always an adjustment to a new routine with a little one...I'm sending settle down and sleep vibes Ellie's way! :)

azure said...

Now that's the one thing that my brother and SIL did that at the time didn't make sense to me, but now I'm starting to see their thinking (which is a scary thought, indeed). They had the girls share a room as soon as "Ladybug" came our of the bassinet and was able to sleep in the crib. Now while they are currently experiencing a similar story as you, there's going to come a day when Ms. Ladybug tells her sister to stop the foolish, as she might be trying to get some sleep. She might have said that already, but of course us silly adults do not understand the language of "Ga". ;P

Good luck with that. I think it's so exciting that Ellie is going to get a big girl bed... Go Ellie....