See this image below:
Yeah, there's no baby in the crib. That would be because my lovely/tall/curious baby boy decided that it was cooler to be outside of his crib than inside during nap time.
It was his first time crawling out of his bed and I was f-r-e-a-k-e-d out! Mortified. All I kept thinking was, "No, this can't be happening already, not to us, that happens to other mommy's and daddy's!!"
Once I gathered myself, facebooked it, text Jer and tweeted it (in that order).....I ran upstairs opened the door to find this.
Playing. Having a grand ol' time in the dark.
So that nap was a wrap.
The second nap was test time. I was hoping it was just some "freak" thing that he did just that one time. And that the next nap would be like all the others. Well....my worst nightmare was coming true. Baby boy was out of his crib in no time. Minutes. I heard a big "thud" on the ceiling from our study and new it was his feet hitting the floor. Turned on my monitor and baby was gone again. What tha!
This time I waited a while (15 minutes or so) before going to get him. Hoping to get a little more me time squeezed into the day. I could hear him talking and laughing and walking all around his room but no crying. So I let him "play."
After deciding to go and get him. I open the door to a disaster filled room. Oy.
Poor giraffe was on his side. Every book was off his shelf. Some pillows were off his window bench. Clothes were pulled out of his drawers. Diapers were thrown various places.
When daddy got home we did a little brainstorming and got a little helpful advice from a friend and we decided to keep him in his crib by just lowering his mattress all the way to the ground. His mattress fit perfectly.
Jer just laid his wood frame on the floor and plopped the mattress right on top of it.
See that big "B" in the picture below? Yeah, we rigged his video monitor by using his paper mache B and some baby books. But it's worked. :) However, Jer is planning on moving his little shelf higher (fingers crossed its soon) so that we can see Boston better while sleeping. Right now it's a little low and to the right since we've turned his bed.
I have to say I really do like his bed turned. I wasn't sure at first. But he has such a big room that it's not bad at all. It gives it a whole different feeling from when we first set it up HERE.