Apr 6, 2008

The First Night

My baby is growing up ... ::sniff::

She's spending her first night in her new room tonight in her new toddler bed (ok, new to her - we were just going to go with the twin mattress on the floor but a friend offered us their used toddler bed with mattress and bedding free - whee!!)

Once we get her fully moved in (the bulk of the work is done but there are a few small remaining things to do), I'll post before and after pictures of the room. The different is amazing. But for right now, the amazement is that she's old enough to be out of her crib (which she never climbed out of so we never bothered to move her before this) and into a "big girl" room. What's weirder yet is the idea that no one is sleeping in the crib. We've checked on that crib so many times in the last 2.5 years and to see it empty (albeit, God willing, only for a month) is just wild.

Now the question is what to do about the monitor. Several people have told me you can't run more than one monitor in the house (unless it's specifically made with multiple transmitters) because they interfere with each other (and, in fact, we even have trouble with our back yard neighbor's monitor). I'm just not sure I'm ready to give up on monitoring her yet, particularly since we're still potty training and she'll call for help mid-nap. But the multiple room monitors are wicked expensive and the reviews are mixed (some love 'em, some have nothing but problems).

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Blogger LauraJ said...

yes they do grow up unfortunately (and fortunately) :D
my suggestion..maybe she can be taught to use a walkie talkie? or how about a video monitor for one room and a sound monitor for the other room. one can have the volume off so that there is no staticy noise annoying anyone.
one month??!! oh my it's going too quickly! in your case I'm sure it's not going quick enough. How you feeling?

8:30 AM  
Blogger smileymamaT said...

Well, congratulations for the move to the big-girl bed. I do remember that.
About the monitor, you might get a little interference if you have two, but not any more than if a neighbor was running a monitor (I used to pick up my two-houses-away neighbors talking with their kids). In other words, you'll probably hear both rooms from both receivers, which is not necessarily a bad thing as you can distinguish their voices/cries anyway.

Or, just keep one in the baby's room.... you'll probably hear her anyway, if she calls you and no monitor is on.
OK sorry for the rambling, and I haven't even had coffee yet... :)

7:00 AM  
Blogger Jade said...

We used to pick up the radio station down the street on our monitor back in Santa Cruz.

I was going to suggest a walkie-talkie as well... then it's not a constant noise, just when she pushes the button.

4:35 PM  

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