Well, at long last, and just shy of 2 (2!), the zunzun figured out how to scale and subsequently escape his crib.
Obviously, this occurs not even three months after we decide that no, we are not yet ready for the toddler bed switch so yes, we should buy the same crib in California as we use in Chicago for the new apartment.
So, toddler parents — do we take the side off now?
He’s only done it at naptimes so far. At night he wears a sleepsack still (the kind where his feet can pop through the bottom), and hasn’t even attempted such a feat. But if he did, wouldn’t it be more dangerous and more likely to prompt a fall? (A has witnessed the naptime escape and says he’s quite careful and artful about it, slowly lowering his feet to the floor.)
In other sleep news, he’s gotten pretty darn good at school napping, sending home naps straight to the shitter. School nap routine is now the one he is accustomed to! (So much so that often at night, he wants mami to lie with him on the floor to go to sleep, and is then transferred to the crib.) That means at least one weekend day sans nap. Could be worse, obviously, but it runs his moms pretty ragged. A has taken over bedtime nearly completely, and in this way we have now successfully dropped bedtime nursing. Next to go: the after school/weekend naptime nurse!
In other other news, I’m three weeks into birth doula training. Lots of thoughts about this, and I’ll prob write about it in its own entry, but suffice it to say for now that I’m feeling better about my professional trajectory than I have since…grad school started. Hashtag exit strategy.