Well, last night was very big for me. I set up the baby monitor in Sophia's bedroom, and I actually put her in her baby bed to sleep. This was terribly traumatic. I really thought that we(by we, I of course mean myself) were ready, but "we" were not.
At 830, I placed Sophia in her crib. The poor baby cried.
I walked away, thinking that she would cry herself to sleep.
I went to our bedroom and stared at the red lights flashing on the monitor! They were flashing so brightly as to tell me that, "hello, your child cannot do this, do you hear her??"
I went to brush my teeth and wash my face, and I told myself, "okay, if she is still crying when I am done, I will go and rescue her!" Well, I came back to the bed, about 4 minutes had gone by, and I could still hear her stirring and a little bit of whimpering. So, I walked to her room, peaked over her bed, and I saw the tears on her face. It totally broke my heart. Here she was just looking at me, and thinking why would I abandon her. I reached down to caress her precious face and she smiled. It made me feel a little bit better, maybe she still loved me. She grabbed onto my finger and I just let her hold it until she fell asleep.
I crept out of her bedroom and returned to mine and sat on the bed, holding the monitor, just listening to her breathing. I called my momma, in tears. She let me know that it is okay to not be ready for this and that I could go and get her. So, I went and picked up a sleeping Sophia and carried her to our bedroom. I held her for about 10 minutes as she slept. Then she woke up and smiled.
I could not handle it. Maybe we can try again in a few weeks, or she can begin to take her daytime naps in her room.
Needless to say, the cheese (Sophia) did not sleep alone! I just love cheese (Sophia)!How old were your babies when you put them in their own room to sleep? Am I being too dramatic? (If you think that I am, you can go ahead and comment, but please note that I may erase your post! Do not worry, I will still love ya!!)
I hope everyone has a great day!