A few days ago I decided to take the rail off of Abby's crib. She'll be 3 at the end of next month, and frankly I was tired of hearing her yell for us every.single.morning. "I'm awake! It's morning! HEEEEELLLLLLPPPPPPP!!" LOL.
My only worry was that she'd constantly get out of bed. Other than that, she sleeps through the night and we don't hear from her until morning. I have a simple monitor in her room, but last night had me wishing we had a video monitor!
I fed Annie around 1:30 am, checked on the older girls, and was back to sleep by 2:00. At some point after that, I heard Audrey come in with her pillow and blanket and lay on the floor next to my side (a normal occurrence!) Around 5:00, I heard a sweet little voice. I *think* it was saying something like, "You can do it!" I must've been really tired, because I thought it was Audrey talking in her sleep. Just a few minutes later I heard Annie fuss (that always wakes me up!) As I was bringing her into the living room to be changed, I noticed one of our toy baskets in the hall. It definitely wasn't there before. I started changing Annie, who was really starting to fuss. All of a sudden, Abigail comes around the corner, covering her ears, and says, "It's too loud! I can't sleep!!"
The funny thing is? She came out of MY room. HER room is across the house! Apparently it was her talking in my room, she was on Dad's side of the bed, trying to wake him up, lol. I have no idea what else she did, or how long she was up wandering around. Needless to say, the gate is going up tonight :)
Edit: We totally put the gate up last night, yet still woke to Abby in our room. When I asked her what happened to the gate, she said, "You put it up so I took it down." Score: Parents-0, Kid-1.
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