Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Moving out

Last night I put Dolly to sleep in Betty's room for the first time. She is now six months old and I always said that at this age, as hard as it might be, I would take the plunge and do it. When I went to bed I felt pangs of sadness, looking at her empty little crib next to our bed. I cannot believe how fast the time has gone. It seems only yesterday that I was ordering the crib and washing all the little sheets to go in it, in preparation for her arrival. But it seems such a long time ago that I had her sleeping on me all night, and although I was knackered, they were such magical times. And now she is on her first leg of independence, sharing a bedroom with her big sister.

10 comments:

Maternal Tales said...

Cough...time to start thinking about a new baby!!

Insomniac Mummy said...

It's a big step. I had Big E in our room 'til he was one. (Not my choice, Daddy was slow to put a door on the room.)

This time with Little E I'm hoping to have her in by Christmas so she'll be 7 months.

I wonder if I'll manage it....

:)

Perfectly Happy Mum said...

I felt the same with both my boys... they do grow up too fast

Sara aka Ranting Mumla said...

I was just trying to compose a similar post about how fast the time goes. My baby boy is only 9 weeks old but the time seems to have gone like a blink of an eye. My daughter will be 3 in January. I never understood what people meant when they said they grow up too fast before I had children and I thought it was stupid to say that! I know what they mean now!

Domestic Rebel said...

I feel your pain, it really aches doesn't it? But you've got so much to look forward to - just imagine - in six months' time you'll have put them to bed, be settled with a nice glass of wine... only to hear noise - you'll rush upstairs and you'll find Dolly holding onto the bars in her cot, jumping up and down and giggling, trying to pass toys to Betty, Betty will be throwing them back in... they'll have so much fun together!!

solveig said...

I am very ashamed to say that I moved Theo into his own room when he was just a few weeks old...though he did frequently end up in my bed. I just could not get to sleep with him lying next to me in his moses basket, I don't know why.

I would have liked my children to share a room, but Freyja's room is now so girlie and I really don't want to change it...I know Theo wouldn't care, but it just doesn't feel right to surround him with pink roses and cath kidston!

Iota said...

So she's sleeping through then?

Metropolitan Mum said...

I really feel for you. I cried the first view nights when little L had left our bedroom. Pathetic, I know.

Fourdownmumtogo said...

Oh I feel for you. I post myself all the time about how fleeting our time with our babies and little ones is. It cuts you to the heart every time you see them move that little closer to independence, whether its moving into a new bed, or suddenly looking embarrassed to be seen holding your hand in front of their friends. If only children came with a pause button so we could savour a few more moments amongst the chaos.

Coding Mamma (Tasha) said...

I can't believe Dolly is 6 months already! And presumably sleeping through the night, if she's in with Betty. Wow. Well done.