Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Baby's Day Out?

Megan is now officially 16 months old. Well, she's been 16 months old for a couple of weeks. The two older kids are finally sleeping in their own rooms (after a summer of having "sleep overs" where they'd sleep in each others' room, like a sibling slumber party) and I'm thinking it's time for the baby to be moved out of our master bedroom and into her own room... or bunking with her big brother as the case may be. Seriously, I'm tired of not being able to fall asleep talking to my husband. The last time I got to do that was the night that we filmed the jazz festival and all the kids were on an overnight at grandma and grandpa's house. We came home and other than the dog completely freaking out it was quiet. Almost eerily so. We got home around 2am, immediately headed upstairs and crawled in bed. We were both exhausted but wired at the same time. So, we stayed up and talked until about 3 and then we made out until we were to tired to actually put forth the effort of "strenuous exercise" (as my mom calls it - ewww by the way). Last night, we went to bed and the baby was all quiet and everything so we started whispering about our day and whispering led to hushed talking and then the baby sat up in her crib and said "Hi!" If she knew more words she probably would have been like "Ohmygod! You're awake! And you're having a conversation! I want to have a conversation, too! Ooh! Can I totally come and jump on your bed? Just give me a minute, I can TOTALLY get out of this crib! Watch!" And then she did climb (it was more like flip) out of the crib and crawled over and gave her daddy big hugs because Meg is SUCH the daddy's girl it's not even funny. Time to move her? Yes? I'm thinking with her Houdini-like escape abilities though we're going to need to put a gate at the top of the stairs before we do any kind of moving about of the crib. If we put her in a toddler bed, she'll just come back into our room and that's not cool. We're trying to get her out of there. So yeah.. crib with gate. This makes total sense. Because she'll just shake the gate and yell, she won't try and scale it. Yet. Yeah, now I'm getting a little nervous... And it has gotten far too quiet in this house for it's own good... Time to check the kiddos!

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