For months, Kenji and I have hemmed and hawed about when and how to transition Benjamin into sleeping in the crib in Audrey’s bedroom at night, rather than the Pack-and-Play half-tucked into our closet.
We did try one night around Christmas, but Benjamin woke up as soon as we tiptoed into the room with Audrey, and then she had that terrible stomach bug in January, and then he had a sleep regression…
Anyway, here we are, at the end of March, and I am very happy to say that they have successfully shared a room since last Friday! (To be fair, he was only in there for a few hours two nights ago. But still, we’ve been making progress!)
Generally we’ve put Benjamin to bed first, but tonight Kenji had a rock climbing class and Audrey was clearly exhausted from her gymnastics camp this morning, so I even got them tucked in at the same time.
I’m glad we’ve reclaimed our bedroom as the “parents’ room,” as Audrey calls it, but a small part of me aches at this additional sign that Benjamin’s babyhood is behind us. And I’m definitely not used to sleeping without a white noise machine anymore. (Cats can sure be loud when cleaning themselves right next to your head.)
Here’s hoping Audrey warms back up to the idea of sharing a room, and that Benjamin goes back to sleeping through the night very soon!