Monday, May 11, 2009

The Crib Fiasco!

This past weekend was an interesting one. I did the 5K walk in downtown Salt Lake for breast cancer awareness and Jesse had to work so my Mom offered to take Aiden for the weekend. Jesse met her on Thursday and by Thursday afternoon she called me..."Houston, we have a problem." Those were her exact words to me and then later explained that she had put Aiden down for a nap when he so casually swung his leg up and over the pack and play and was out, walking down the hallway with the biggest smile on his face. "What should I do?" She asks. "I told her I really didn't know what to do. We had never had this problem with Aiden before. Later, she told me that she sat in there with him until he fell asleep BUT- at 6:00 am in the morning he was up and out! So this is where it gets really good. Aiden came home Sunday night. At about 7:30 and a lot of running around the house we decided it was time for bed. We put him in his crib and tucked him in and said "night, night" like we always do. Settled into the couch and THUD! We sat and waited for him to come running down the hallway but there was nothing. After a moment of said nothing we decided to go and check on him. There he was, sitting on his little chair at his little table playing with his toys, just as content as can be. It took us an hour and a half to finally get him settled in and even then we found him asleep on the floor covered in clothes that he had pulled out from his cubby. Jesse put him back in bed and I settled into bed for some reading. An hour in and another THUD! I ran into his room and there he was, on the floor and disoriented. I picked him up and put him back into bed. He settled back in a went back to sleep. So I went back to my reading...but started thinking...he is going to fall out of his bed again I just know it. So I tried tying a blanket to both sides to try to hold him in but Jesse pointed out that that wasn't very safe so I took it down. I was in bed again and worrying abou it thinking that if he falls out of bed again it is going to scare him and me. So I went back in the room, layed the blanket on the floor and put him on the floor too. That is where Aiden slept for the night- quite soundly. I, on the other hand, did not sleep at all. I was up worrying all night, I guess that is what mom's are for.