We built Rheas crib! It wasn’t too difficult and it only took about an hour. We have the Delta Children Skylar 4 in 1 convertible crib (I’ll link it below) that was a gift from Rheas GG. We decided it was time to transfer Rhea from her bassinet the other day when we were laying in bed and I looked over to see Rhea pushing down on the rail of the bassinet lifting her face over it to stare at me. She is definitely outgrowing the bassinet so I’m hoping transferring her to the crib will help her be more comfortable and help her sleep longer. We are going to try to get Rhea in her crib for her naps and for her bedtime. Honestly she doesn’t have a very set routine so I am trying to get better at that because I know it will help her sleep longer at night. Stay tuned to see how it goes.
UPDATE: For of all let me say Rhea looks like a little baby when she is in her crib! She is a big baby so it is so cute and different to see her look so little again. Okay okay so last night I bounced Rhea to sleep and then set her in her crib which she slept in for about 4 hours! She woke up around 1230 and I waited a few minutes to see if she could soothe herself back to sleep. After several minutes she was wide awake and screaming so I went to the crib to talk to her and rub her face. I didn’t want to take her out of the crib unless I had too. Well, I had to. I bounced her for a while and once she was calm and almost asleep I set her back in the crib but as soon as her head hit the mattress her eyes popped open and she started to cry again. She was not wanting to sleep in the crib so after a little over an hour I let her comfort nurse and sleep with me. I KNOW I KNOW! Co-sleeping is awful. I honestly hate it but I’d rather be half asleep sitting up with Rhea knocked out than have her up screaming all night long. I also attempted to put her in the crib for a nap…attempted is the key word here. She was super sleepy so I laid her down and gave her the pacifier. Rhea doesn’t really use the pacifier but she likes to chew on it. So she was laying in the crib chewing on her pacifier for about 15 minutes until she got super sleepy and then she started crying. After several minutes of her crying and unable to soothe herself I went in and picked her up. She was wide awake again so she played for a little bit with baby K. She is now currently napping in her dadas arms. We will try her crib again for her next nap.