2/17/2010

The Rocky Road of Toddlerhood...here we come!


Uh oh! Another bump in the rocky road to toddlerhood!

My twenty month old little baby   monkey boy climbed out of his crib for the first time!

I'd put him down for a nap today and about 20 minutes later, I heard a bunch of scuffling sounds on the monitor, a thump and then some beeping. The thump didn't startle me too much, as he normally likes to throw his toys out and kicks the side of the crib awhile until he falls asleep. The beep, however, was familiar. It dawned on me that it was the sound of his forehead-scan thermometer, which is kept in the top storage basket in his changing stand (See photo above) . I high-tailed it upstairs and opened his door, and sure enough, there he was sitting on the floor, playing with the thermometer! He'd pulled the baskets out, and thrown everything in them on the floor. He also pulled out several CDs that were in his closet for his night-time music. Fortunately he wasn't hurt in any way and there wasn't anything toxic he could swallow or anything to choke on.

For now I have closed his closet door, removed all the CDs and these baskets, to be safe. We had lunch and now he's actually taking a good nap. Whew! After many calls, I have located a store that has a crib tent and we're going to pick it up this evening. We're going to try that, along with lowering the crib mattress to the final notch and hope that it works for awhile longer. I just don't think we're ready for the toddler bed quite yet!

We'll try the crib tent. If that doesn't work, friends have recommended removing many things from the room for safety, including the crib, and to try putting the mattress right on the floor for him to sleep in, locking the closet door and trying a baby gate in the doorway. Yikes! That makes me nervous. Hope we don't have to do that yet.

He's growing so fast...He's not a baby anymore...he's becoming a full-fledged Toddler. Last week he had his first public temper tantrum. He was upset that we had to leave the carwash and he went limp on the floor, kicking and screaming. I got all sentimental and said to my hubby "Awww! His first public temper tantrum!" And laughed as I picked him up, and carried him through the lobby full of staring people, to our waiting clean car. What else could I do, really? I laughed and laughed....and finally he stopped crying. I hope I can have that reaction the next time!

5 comments:

Veronica Lee said...

Hi! I'm visiting from MBC. Great blog.

K.Jones said...

Welcome to the club!! Things are going to become very intresting now I hope you have a great pair of running shoes!!

ellemae07 said...

Thank you for your support, I'm just getting started in the blogging world trying to find a way to express myself :) Wow climbing out of the crib already, my so hasn't really tried yet, but I'm sure it's coming.

Jennette said...

Hi, thanks so much for stopping by and following!
I have a 20 month old and am bracing myself for when this happens!
Jennette

PJ said...

Hey Girl! Anyone who can survive that kind of culture shock has got my vote. When I was younger, I had to move from Texas to New Jersey and lived there for 7 years (with a year in between back in Texas). I don't think I ever did get used to it. It was definitely different. They sure did know how to make Greek food and Hoagies though! LOL! That's the one thing I miss! LOL!

See ya on BlogNTweetzz!

PJ

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