Tuesday, April 28, 2009
He Did It.
Ever since Little Love learned how to pull up to stand (at 8.5 months), I have been terrified that he would learn how to climb out or fall out of his crib. Actually, within the week he learned to pull up, I bought a crib tent AND two extra bumpers (thought I would double them up so he wouldn't be able to climb out. I realized right away that wasn't the brightest idea and returned the extra bumpers)! Tried to get the crib tent up... the $80 crib tent, I might add... wasn't happening. It is stored somewhere, never used, in our garage. As you all know, Adam loves to sleep (or he did, at least). So I never was too concerned about him climibing out of his crib since he usually goes right into his corner, grabs his doggies, and goes to sleep. If he's not ready for bed, or calls for me, I usually get him right away and sing to him (or something) so he won't even THINK about climbing out. Well, you know what I'm leading up to...
ADAM CLIMBED OUT (OR FELL OUT?!?) OF HIS CRIB FOR THE 1ST TIME TONIGHT.
I almost had a heart attack.
Long story short, LL did NOT want to go to bed tonight. He was doing EVERYTHING to procrastinate... "read book, water, no - chocolate milk, no - water, sit in chair, lie down on carpet, one more minute, one more minute, one more minute, etc." Seriously. This lasted for an HOUR. Why didn't we just let him cry it out, you may be thinking. Good question. The reason why is because we were scared that he would try to climb out his crib (mother's intuition or maybe b/c when we did try to let him CIO we heard him yet "Get Out!" and saw his leg hanging over the crib). So... we kept trying to get him sleepy... usually we'll sing, tell stories, etc. and then he'll say "sleep" which is the sign that he's ready. Except he never said that.
Eventually, I put him back in the crib, as he was yelling for water, and went to ask Steven to bring up water. Literally less than 2 minutes later I hear a bang. And I knew. I ran in and Adam was standing (I think he was standing, and not sitting... I was in a state of panic so it's hard to remember) right next to his crib. OH MY G-D. He looked kinda shocked and was crying (not his "hurt" cry, though) and started crying for water again. Seriously.... I panicked... I still am a little upset since I don't know how he got out. Steven thinks he climbed out which I think is the case, too. But what if he fell out and landed on his head.... those of you who know me IRL know that head injuries are a fear of mine. Total panic kicked in. Even Steven was a little freaked out and surprised. Adam was acting TOTALLY FINE though... not hurt or anything. So we're hoping it was a climb as opposed to a fall.
Now, what to do??? We could try the crib tent (with help assembling it, of course), but knowing Adam, it won't work. He'll spend hours trying to undo it and will probably hate it... I just can't see it working. I'm not ready to convert his crib into the toddler bed either (even though it may come down to that). I just don't know what to do at this point. Anyone else been here and have some ideas??? Thanks in advance for helping this (slightly) panicked 1st time Mom (can ya tell?)!!!
In other news, Adam is feeling MUCH better. Yay! Turned out to be a 48 hour virus after all. I took him in to the Dr. this morning (since he had a slight temp/little appetite) when he woke up. Dr. W said he probably has mild rotavirus (stomach flu) and should be better by tonight. He was right, yay! Adam stayed fever-free the rest of the day (I so appreciated "cool foreheads" now!), was very playful and for the most part, 100% himself. When he woke up from his (4 hour!) nap (he had been up a lot the past few nights, so I guess he needed that sleep), he asked for chocolate milk and gulped it down. Then he ate a full dinner of macaroni & beef, as seen below:
Back to normal & eating! :o) Which is a good thing, b/c his weight is still on the low side (24.5 lbs... I think he lost 1 lb. in the 2.5 days of no eating). Anyway, as you can tell, there is never a dull moment in LL's Home!