Bye-Bye Bah-Bah

As I told you several weeks ago, Samantha had a favorite sheep lovey that we named Bah-Bah.

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Her favorite thing to do was chew on Bah-Bah’s ear. That little ear got really gross, really fast. It smelled….bad. Yuck. So, I was basically the meanest mama ever and took away her lovey. I know, I know. But, I had to. Luckily, she didn’t miss a beat. She looked for it for a day but has been totally fine since then. Besides, it’s not like she doesn’t have plenty of other loveys in her bed!

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Even without Bah-Bah, she’s continued to be the best sleeper ever.

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Oh, I love this sweet baby. She’s my lovey.

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See you tomorrow!

Sheep Lovey

Maxwell has NeNe, Spencer has Puppy, and it looks like Samantha has this little sheep lovey!

sheep lovey

She chews on the ear and, let me tell ya, that little ear is now pretty gross! ha! Susan is doing her best to wash it regularly but it’s already showing it’s love! And she only chews on the one ear. So funny.

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She actually has two of the same sheep lovey in her bed, but this one – and it’s ear! – is clearly the favorite!

The sheep needs a name though. Ideas?

big boy bed

When we were in Highlands for Thanksgiving, Spencer slept great in a twin bed. We decided that maybe it was time to move him out of his crib at home too! I’m not really sure why we thought it was a good idea, but Spencer seemed to be on board so we got that big boy bed on order! Funny – we also moved Maxwell into a big boy bed right after Christmas in January 2012. Maxwell was 3 years and 5 months. Spencer was 3 years and 2 months.

A few days before Spencer’s bed arrived, I went in to get him up from his nap and he was still sound asleep. I couldn’t resist snapping a photo of my baby in his crib. I love how he would put his monkey blanket on top of his elephant to use as his pillow. Of course, Puppy was in his hand!

spence asleep

The night before his bed was going to arrive, I snapped a photo of his last sleep in his crib. By the way, Spencer is a GREAT sleeper – never wakes at night and takes fantastic naps every day. This boy loooves his zzzzzzs! He was also about to bust out of that XXL sleep sack! ha!

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When the boys came home from school that day, his big boy bed was all set up and ready to go! Complete with jungle sheets!!

big boy bed

big boy bed

Spencer said “it has yi-ons!! I yuh-ve it!” Translation: It has lions! I love it!  :)

big boy bed

He then immediately started jumping on his bed!

big boy bed

First nap didn’t go too well. Too much excitement for sure! That night, he was still pretty excited and big brother helped get him tucked in…

big boy bed

big boy bed

Unfortunately, the first few nights were a little rough! He woke up several times just having trouble getting his covers straight, his pillow situated, etc. He’s gotten better though and, after a week is on a string of sleeping all night and even taking good naps during the day! Hooray! My baby is growing up and I don’t think I like it one bit. Thank goodness I’ve still got another crib with a baby in it in the room next door!

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ps – Maxwell wanted some jungle sheets too so his bed got a little upgrade! :)

maxwell's room

Sleep tight!

Zzzzzzz

TGIF! Ok, I think I can talk about this now without jinxing it. Samantha is sleeping through the night! Woohoo!! It’s been a week and I am so happy she finally decided to snooze all night long!

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sleep

Last Friday, she woke up around 3:00 am and I left her. In the past when I left her I would finally go in after she cried for an hour but, that night, she only cried about 30 minutes and then went back to sleep until 6:30 am. Awesome. Since then, she’s stopped waking up at night and sleeps from around 7pm to 6:30am. Yay! She’s had a few little wakeups here and there but if I just leave her, she’ll get herself back to sleep. Both of her brothers were doing this by 5 months so it was about time she made the leap too!

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Here’s to a restful weekend ahead.

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Night night!

3 little monkeys

3 little monkeys playing on the bed!

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monkeys

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monkeys

monkeys

Thankfully no one fell off and bumped their head!  :)

ps – that little monkey in the middle has slept ALL NIGHT again the past two nights!