As I write this, I can hear Olivia talking to herself in her bed. She's talking to a baby doll in a sing-song voice. Hopefully, she's not turning on her night-light (it's a little brighter than a night-light and she and I have discussed that it cannot stay on while she is sleeping) and taking off her clothes. She likes to sleep in panties only and usually strips as soon as we close her door. However, it is getting a little chilly here and I keep hoping that the crisp night air will break her no-clothes stage.
So, I must admit, I was expecting a challenge. In fact, I dreaded putting her in a bed. I put it off because I didn't want to deal with it. I was being lazy and selfish. Is it a challenge. Of course. In her short life, this is a big event. She's a little confused. Testing the boundaries/rules we've set with her about the new bed, etc. However, so far, even though it's taken significantly longer for her to fall asleep at nap time and bed time, she has slept well once she has fallen asleep. This morning she didn't get up until 9:00am. Lila and I were up at 7:30 and enjoyed quiet time together. I changed Lila's diaper, made coffee, swept the floor, ate breakfast with Lila, checked my email and watched a little TV. All before Olivia awoke. Should I rub it in more (don't worry - I know it won't last and she'll soon be back to her normal self of rising much earlier - in the mean time, I'll enjoy these quiet mornings)?
I have a feeling we'll have some rough afternoon and long nights. But, I'm happy with the switch and not nearly as stressed as I thought I would be.