Friday, July 18, 2008

Look at the big girl

We used the vacation as the end of our time with Ellie in a crib and went cold turkey when we got home with her newest fascination-

A Big Girl Bed!This has been in the works for a while now ever since Ellie started to show interest in climbing out of her crib. As soon as she started climbing Abby and I have had nightmares of Ellie jumping out of her crib but leaving her pumps on the wrong side of the crib. Putting the crib against the wall made things better but it was just time to get her into the next bed.

So now we are having entirely new nightmares about Ellie falling out of bed or deciding to go for a walk but leaving her pumps behind.

So far she has been great at staying in her bed for us and her pumps are off the pole in at the foot of her bed to make them more flexible but we know that this won't last for long.

So for now one or both of us jump whenever we hear her make a noise. Sort of like the first nights home with her.

Speaking of which, Tyler April, Ellie's cousin who was born May 23rd at 28 weeks (2 pounds 13.8 ounces), went home today just north of 5 1/2 pounds. Thinking of those first few nights at home makes me want to throw up a little bit. We know that Ben and Sharron will do well with him and that home will do well with him as well. Congratulations.

3 comments:

BethBrogan said...

Do I get to sleep in that trundle when I come to visit? She's so proud! It's good news upon good news (upon good news) this week ... keep it coming.
See you soon (?)
Love,
Aunt Beth

Anonymous said...

Wow you are both very brave! I just could not handle the thought if EIthene and the tubes in a bed- so we went for the crib tent instead and plan to keep her 'caged' until she's at least three! Good luck and I hope you get more sleep soon ;)

Jessica
www.caringbridge.org/visit/eithenerosehilliard

PsychMamma said...

I just found your blog and I am so thrilled! I've been searching for blogs of other kiddos with SBS. Our little girl will be three in January and also has SBS. We're already dreading the switch to a "big girl bed" and dealing with the tube and pump.

Ellie is a doll! I'll be back to visit lots!

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