Tomorrow, the days of girls snuggling in their crib will come to an end. We're dividing up the binks and giving them each their own crib. Honestly, I'm a little choked up about it. We gave it a good run--almost 11 months.
The need for this transition became very clear to us the other night as Brynne's muffled screams erupted from their bedroom. As Hadley fought sleep, she apparently thought smashing her sister's face into the mattress, in order to practice standing up, seemed like a swell idea. Poor Brynne. As we rescued her from being smothered for the second time, Brad and I looked at each other, and said, "I think it might be time...." Sad!
Later that same night when we went in their room to make sure they were alright, we saw just about the funniest thing ever--I wish we'd taken a picture, but we didn't want to wake them up. Brynne was laying on her back, and Hadley was on her stomach, laying across Brynne with her bottom sticking up in the air, so that their bodies made an X. I have no idea how in the world they could have fallen asleep that way! We did move Hadley off of Brynne--that just shows you how used to each other they are.
Hadley is a snuggle bug, always has been--I think she would crawl inside her sister's sleep sack, if that was possible. I worry about how she will adapt to not having Brynne's warm body there to cuddle with. We are hopeful that they (and I) will weather this transition well.
If anyone has any tips on how to make this easier on them (or me), I'm all ears!