Ginny is about to out grow her cradle.
Which means we will shortly have to move her to her real crib in her actual nursery.
Up till now she has slept in a hand crafted cradle that my father made. She sleeps just three feet from our bed. Which means we hear her REALLY well at night.
So well in fact that last night her coo-ing kept us both from getting sleep. Notice I didn’t say crying. I said cooing.
Ginny was perfectly happy. She was cooing and gurgling and examining her own feet and fingers all night. But even though she wasn’t in any sort of distress, both Martin and I woke up terribly tired.
But even though I desperately need sleep, I am TERRIFIED of moving her to her real crib in the other room. It is only 40 feet away from us, but it feels like I’m banishing my child to the far side of the moon. Or across the ocean.
What if I can’t hear her when she needs me? She’s only just three months old. This is too young! What if I don’t wake up? What if she is messed up for life because I don’t respond fast enough to her needs? Will I still be able to hear her? really? I have a monitor already that we use when she is asleep and we are on another floor. I know it works when I am awake, but what about when I go to sleep!!!!!! aaaaarrrrgh!
So, we are going to try to do this gradually.
Here’s the plan:
Since Ginny’s cradle is so movable, we are thinking that starting tonight, we will begin moving her cradle further away from our bed. Probably the first stop will be the other side of our bedroom. Then after a night or two of that, we will move her into the hall half way to the other bed room. The next night we would put her in her actual nursery, but still in her cradle. So at the end of the week, she would be in her real nursery and maybe ready to sleep in her crib.
Mommy of course will either be a nervous wreck or sleeping blissfully.
Any thoughts? Does this sound workable? Anyone got any suggestions?
am I totally weird for obsessing over this?