Since Jayna's birth, she had been sleeping in the playpen in the living room. This was so that she would not wake her brother up unnecessarily when she cried at night for milk and during the sleep-training period. However, even though after Jayna had been successfully sleeping through the night, I did not think it wise to place a defenseless infant in the same room as a curious and sometimes clumsy toddler. I wanted to wait till Jayna could walk and climb up and down the bed with ease before putting them together in the children's room.
In July, I started to let Jayna nap in the toddler's bed so that she'd get used to it. (Click here for the previous post) I was praying for the day I would upgrade her to it during the night. Now that Jayna has been walking steadily for weeks, we've made the switch last night.
Throughout the day, I told Jayna to say goodbye to the playpen outside and placed a mosquito net over it so that it looked like it was all covered up. I brought her to the toddler's bed and said that Jayna has become a big girl now and can sleep in a real bed. Periodically, I asked her where her bed was now and she could accurately point to the correct one. She even climbed up into it and lay there on one occasion.
When bedtime came, I was worried that she would cry a lot but amazingly, during the first night, she merely went to the door and wailed for a couple of seconds before she climbed back to her bed and zonked out as she would normally have done in the playpen.
From the IP camera in their room, we know that Joash normally will amuse himself with some toys for a while before knocking out and I had feared he would wake his sister with his playing. Surprisingly yet again, Jayna slept through it all! Hallelujah! It is indeed a miracle for a light sleeper like Jayna.
Tonight, Jayna did not even cry at all and slept the moment her head hit the pillow and things are so far so good. Let's hope that they'll continue to sleep in peace together in the same room for a long time to come, even after new siblings get included in the future. *beam* At the moment, the playpen is empty and ready to receive new addition into our family next year if God is willing. :)