Gianna has been sleeping in her “big girl” bed since the summer.
Gianna figured out that she could get out of bed herself sometime this fall.
Gianna started actually getting out of bed and either coming upstairs to play or coming into our bed around Christmas.
This past week she has been waking up at 4 or 5am, coming in our room, climbing over me and getting to “her” pillow between Mike and I. Leaving Mike and I with about 10 and 6 inches of bed space, respectively.
Last night she woke up calling for me saying her bed “falled off” – all of her sheets and blankets were on the floor and homegirl was not getting back in that bed. She ended up in my bed and I think I only had about 3 1/2” of space to sleep. And got a nice little *massage* in the back with Gianna’s ever moving feet. Not only is Gianna a restless sleeper, she is loud! She makes so much noise when she sleeps it actually infuriates me to a certain point. And she takes up like the ENTIRE bed somehow. I know she’s tall – but damn! She grows to 7’ tall when she is sleeping – I swear!
I have found her on the couch before in the morning – when I asked her what she was doing upstairs by herself, she said “just waiting to use Daddy’s iPad so I can watch a movie”. Oh well, if that’s all…..!
I have NO Idea what is going on with her. If she’s having bad dreams, needs some extra love or whatever.
She is very clearly tired – if I thought she was truly ready to be awake at 5am I would figure out a way to suck it up and just get up with her. But she can hardly keep her eyes open! Trying to put her in her own bed after a little while ends in screaming and you guys – it is 5am and I am TIRED! I just don’t have the energy to argue with her at that time in the morning, lame excuse? Probably but totally the truth.
She knows she can’t play until the sun wakes up. she knows she can’t come upstairs by herself. How in the hell do I get her to stay in her own bed until Mommy and Daddy wake up?
Not that I don’t totally dig it when she snuggles up in my arm and pulls my hand across her so she can hold my finger – because really, I will sleep on 3 1/2” of bed for that. Maybe not every single night, but still.
Our queen bed is not big enough for the 3 of us, especially when the smallest one takes up, by FAR the most amount of space.