From Car Seat to Crib (pt.1)

As I may or may not have mentioned, Eva has been sleeping in her car seat until recently. I know, I know. Ridiculous, right? When you’re pregnant you read about what you’re going to do so that your baby falls asleep in their crib each night drowsy, so they don’t depend on you rocking them to sleep or a bottle.

But then you have your baby who cries 80% of the day and you do anything just to gain back some sanity in your life. You throw away everything you learned just so that they’ll go to sleep and stay asleep.

So, for us… that meant Eva would be sleeping in her car seat because that’s where she was happy. She’d sleep for 11 hours straight every night, so why fix what isn’t broken? Right?

Well, Friday night came along. Eva had been a little fussier than normal, I’m blaming it on teething (I blame everything on teething). It was about 11 pm and she wouldn’t fall asleep, she wouldn’t stop crying, so I just put her in her seat, turned off the monitor, and walked away for about 10 minutes because I was getting so overwhelmed. Where was T.J. when I needed him?

Ten minutes had passed, so I went in to check on her.

I’m so embarrassed to write this next part, so I’m going to spare you the details and let you know first that she was okay, she was not hurt, but I was scared when I walked in and saw what had happened.

Somehow Eva had wiggled or slid her way out of the car seat. Worst mother of the year award goes to me!!!

It was at that moment when I realized it was time. Time to put her in her crib.

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