Adrianna cries in the morning when she is anxious for us to wake up and rescue her from her crib. In our sleepy grogginess, we don’t always respond right away. (Middle of the night cryings are a different story; they find us leaping out of bed with a sudden rush as we go see what might be wrong.)
Today, we must have waited just a little too long before going into Adrianna’s room. As she was crying, I heard a thump and then the crying intensified and became “real” rather than just cries of impatience. I ran over to her room only to find her at her doorway. Out of her crib. She was saying, “Baby, baby” and she had one of her baby dolls in her hand that is usually in her crib with her. She then ran over to the crib and threw the baby doll back in. I am guessing that she had thrown the baby doll out of her crib (like she does with many of her stuffed animals every morning) and then wanted it back and climbed out to retrieve it.
She has a whole arsenal of stuffed animals that sleep with her, so they probably gave her a good boost out of the crib. We may need to rethink letting her sleep with so many, but when she asks for them by name, it is hard to say no. Right now there are four bears, one pooh bear, one elephant, one bee, one baby doll, and one Rainbow Brite Sprite.
I guess we need to child-proof her room completely now. And if this continues even after removing all but her favorite bear from the crib, we may need to convert the crib to a toddler bed. I don’t even want to think about my baby outgrowing her crib. Sleeping in a “big-girl” bed. She is growing up too fast.