Thursday, August 15, 2013

They Grow So Fast

James came home Tuesday after his nap. 

I honestly think that once he saw his things it took all of 2 minutes to decide he was not going anywhere.  When his great-grandparents left he had no problems closing the door for them.

Getting him out to do some shopping was a little harder, but we made it.

The big thing about his homecoming was that we moved him to a toddler bed immediately.  After 5 weeks of sleeping in a playpen I think that he was ready for anything.

And once again he made it so easy.

No crying, no falling out of bed, no playing with toys.  He went right to sleep that night, and we started a new routine for ourselves.

We always close the door when James is put to bed.  For naps we leave it closed the entire time he is asleep, and open it at the end of nap time only.  At night it is closed until we go to bed and then we have always opened it to allow for circulation through the night.

He is loving his new freedom, and has learned a lot in the last month, so our fear was that he would wander into the kitchen and start going through everything if we kept sleeping.

So we bought a baby gate.

On the way to our room we stop, open his door, make sure he is covered, and then leave and put the gate in his doorway.

Two nights down and no problems.  He gets up and immediately plays with his things.

In fact the first morning we were awakened by his playing on his keyboard.

The other piece we were hoping for was that he would be comfortable getting in and out of bed.

Yesterday morning we watched him playing in his bed quietly with toys after breakfast.  I think he has finally found a nice place to sit.

Of course he is also doing things that made us laugh and wonder if he was growing up TOO soon.

Remember how I said he is loving his new freedom?

He really has full reign of the place, and we make an effort to place things out of reach so he doesn't hurt himself.

Not having the majority of his toys for 5 weeks means that he is examining everything and loving things he had minimal interest before.

So when I walked in to his room yesterday and saw him sitting in his bed all I could was smile.

James had taken his Leap Top, a toy laptop, in to bed to play with.  It's something he has seen us all do, even my niece.

What I wasn't expecting to see were the 2 bottles of baby lotion in the bed next to him.

Lotion and a laptop.  My husband burst out laughing and said all he was missing was a box of tissues.

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