A momentous occasion in the Nielsen household, everyone slept in their own bedroom last night for the first time! I love everyone being in their rightful place. Since Rhode was born, we have kept his clothes in the baby room closet where Scarlet still slept while he slept in our closet. Scarlet's clothes were in the guest room closet while we worked on her room. Then we moved Rhode out of sleeping in our closet to sleeping in Scarlet's room in the pack n' play while Scarlet still slept in the crib and our clothes were in the guest room while we finished our closet. That about drove me crazy. Luckily, all chaos has been restored to its correct order and the world can continue on its usual course.
We finished Scarlet's room in time for her birthday complete with her own toddler bed but I made the unfortunate mistake of buying an IKEA bed and not buying the sheets with it. IKEA and their crazy sizes... Anyway, after a little creative sewing and velcro-ing, Scarlet's bed now had sheets so we decided to give it a go last night. I would say it was overall a successful venture. She went to bed without any hassle and didn't come out of her room. Jon left for work about 6:45 this morning and at about 7:15 I heard Blues Clues on downstairs. I peeked down the staircase and there was Scarlet sitting her usual two inches from the tv screen. I assumed Jon had turned them on for her before he left for work but he claims he didn't. So Scarlet somehow got the TV on and turned on the DVD player and pressed play. And she didn't seem to care in the slightest that she had not seen a single person in her family yet, as long as Blue was there to take care of her.
With Scarlet out of the crib, Rhode finally got to have a turn. For being such a good baby, he really is a terrible sleeper. He has slept through the night once in his entire six months of existence. Once! So we have moved on to 'cry it out' phase. Wow is he stubborn. It has been a week now and he still gets up every 3-4 hours and screams like a banshee for a half an hour or more before finally crying himself to pure exhaustion sleep. I'm getting tired just thinking about it. I am up for suggestions if anyone has some! I am also willing to loan out a very cute and cuddly 6 month old from the hours of 8 p.m. - 7 a.m. every night. Anyone? Anyone?