Re: August I&T
posted at 8/11/2014 8:43 PM EDT
In response to pugslove's comment:
I haven't been on these boards for awhile plus they have been dead! Thought I would pop back on and there were posts!
Sorry for everyone dealing with the terrible two. DS turned 2 about 5 weeks ago seems like it is starting for us too! He has been protesting when I ask him to put his cup in the sink. I have to give him the cup and walk him over to the sink. The other struggle is brushing his teeth. He hates it but if he just would cooperate it would be done quickly! And the poor dogs, he has been getting better but he will just kick them for no reason. There are a lot of time outs in our house!
I am wondering if anyone has any suggestions on moving from the crib to a bed. With another baby on the way I would like to make the change sooner than later but DH doesn't get why we need to. I think he is dreading DS being able to get out of bed him self. Has anyone kept the older child in the crib when the new baby came and then made the transition later like when the baby is ready for the crib?
CLC- Sorry to hear your still going through a tough time. Although I don't have any good answers for you, I have heard great things about Boston IVF. I know a handful of people who used and had success with Dr. Brian Berger. Good Luck with your journey.
Pugs I think we have very close due dates and toddlers close in age already- my DD turned 2 in June and we actually just moved her into a toddler bed, in a new room, this past Friday. I too wanted her to be fully adjusted well before baby arrives, especially because she was moving into a new room as well.
We did a gradual process of moving some of her things a bit at a time, then letting her "help" put the bed together and talked to her frequently about her nice new room and her new big girl bed. I kept putting it off but DH was getting frustrated with my stalling so we finally just did the final phase on Friday (move crib mattress, rest of toys, etc) and she slept in there. She was excited at first, but when it was PJs/actual bed time, she was nervous and cried a bit. I had to rock her in her old room for a little while first, then bring her to her new room, and sit with her for a little bit til she was pretty much asleep. The second night I didn't have to do the rocking, but every night since then I've still sat with her for a few minutes. She lays in the bed while I read to her, put on her white noise machine, she gets sleepy and settles in. It helps that in the weeks before we made the transition, I got her used to going into the crib awake and falling asleep on her own (yes I rocked her to sleep for a long time :) )
Be prepared for crying. Not necessarily your DS (well, maybe) , but you. lol...When DD laid in her new bed for the first time, and looked like such a big girl, I just ended up losing it. She got out her bed and said "It's ok mommy, it's my new bed. You're sad, I'll get you a tissue" and she did. So of course I cried even more...love the pregnancy hormones! The next day she told friends of ours that she slept in her new big girl bed, and mommy cried. LOL