Or maybe I should just call him Spiderman.
Nicholas has figured out that he can climb out of his crib. Technically, he has been able to do this for over a year now, but has only done it on 3 or 4 different occasions. Yesterday he climbed out 5 times.
It began at naptime. He had fallen asleep in the car at 11:00 for about 10 minutes. We then had lunch with Daddy and came home for naptime. The brief 10 minute nap through him off. He couldn't fall asleep, and was playing and talking in his crib when I left him. I read to Katie, and left her to take a nap since she has been extra tired lately (I'm thinking growth spurt), and I went to lie in my bed and read. (I have been fighting with bad allergies, asthma, and a cold.)
Several minutes later I hear the pitter patter of little footsteps downstairs. There is Nicholas running around the kitchen table with a big grin on his face. He had climbed out of his bed. I put him back in, but he climbed out a few minutes later again. So I rocked him to sleep.
That night, he again climbed out two more times before finally falling asleep on his own. At 2 A.M. a voice called Mama and came wandering down the hall to our bed.
Seems like it is time for the big boy bed.
I have delayed this day as long as possible. Nicholas has never been a great nighttime sleeper. But lately he has been sleeping all the way through the night at least once a week. I was hoping to have him sleeping through the night, every night, before putting him in his regular bed. It doesn't look like this is going to happen.
I am fairly sure the next several nights will be a challenge as we teach him to stay in his bed, and even more importantly, not to fall out. But what hasn't been a challenge with this 2 year old thus far?