The big move

Star slept in her own room last night. She had been in her bassinet next to our bed since she was about 6 weeks old. Prior to that she often slept (or didn’t sleep) out in the loungeroom with one of us doing “night shift”.

During our prebedtime routine she was a little unsettled and kept looking around an awful lot. When she finally got tired she had a big cry but settled down once we read her favourite bedtime story. She was exhausted and went down without a struggle.

Our room seemed so empty and quiet. I must confess I didn’t sleep very well to start off with and it didn’t improve as she proceeded to wake every 1.5-2 hrs, not really wanting a feed but needing some attention. Once she cried out loudly in her sleep but was sound asleep when I checked on her.

It must be a big transition for a little baby to sleep in a brand new room all by herself, though I am not sure if she actually knows I am not there at night. Hopefully tonight is a better night. She could have been practising in her sleep as well, because today she suddenly mastered reaching out and grabbing toys while on her tummy.

I think it might take us BOTH a little time to adjust. I was amazed at how much I missed her presence in the room, even though it had started to interfere with my sleep as she can be quite a restless sleeper. But I missed hearing her breathe next to me and even the tossing and turning and the little cries. Just as well we got to spend lots of time together last night.

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