For the last week, Gwen has been taking naps in the Big Girl bed in her room. "Compliance" isn't high on the list of Gwen's skills but she seems to be consistently staying in bed and not getting up and roaming around. I wouldn't have betted this would happen but we seem to be lucking out.
Last night, we put her to bed in her crib and she was happy but she was still awake at 10:00. When I went into her room, she jumped up and announced "I not tired". So I lifted her out of her crib and held her in my arms for a few extremely satisfying minutes. She was quiet and content to just be held and rocked.
I finally asked her if she wanted to sleep in her Big Girl bed and she dove out of my arms onto the mattress. I got her pillow and blanket and kitty and told her that she must stay in bed and not get up and she said "I good girl. I no get out of bed. I tired. Nite nite, Mommy. I love you."
I'm so in love with this little girl! She melts my heart!
Every time the cat made a noise last night, I bolted upright in bed! I was really primed to be listening for any hint that Gwenny was out of bed and roaming around. But she stayed in bed all night! At 7:30 AM, we went into her room and got her up!
She's napping right now - in her big girl bed!
(PS: we moved Maddy's crib into the Blue Room since it was bigger than the port-a-crib she was sleeping in. She prefers her own room and is quite happy to be in there. It works better to have the girls sleep in different rooms since Gwen loves to snooze and Maddy loves to blab! I hope they'll want to share a room later though.)