Before your read this blog and think I have moved house whilst having Freddie, that is not the case. Whilst some of you think this may or may not be a big move for you… for me it definitely was. Having your baby move into their room for the first ever time! To me it was a BIG move. But it also 100% had to happen at the time it did.
I can honestly say that I found it so hard, I think I slept even worse when he went into his room at first! Sam had been asking me for a while now and to be fair I could see why. Freddie was starting to wake up really early as our room is so light on a morning.. so he thought it was time to wake up! It was killing me. And also with Sam having work all the interruptions during the night were hard. Some nights Freddie used to sleep amazing, others he was awful.. I felt like there was no in between.
We both decided it was definitely time! Freddie was now 6 months old! We did trial it one night but turns out Freddie was poorly so for about a week he ended up sleeping in bed with me until he was better! I think that made it worse though because I wanted to put it off again. I loved having him in the same room as me! Waking up and seeing his little face right next to me. It was amazing!
Seriously, who wouldn’t want to wake up with this face looking up at you! I just felt like my little baby was safe as long as he was right by my side. I knew that any tiny thing and I would notice any changes.
Anyway, like I said though.. it was time! I think I found the whole process harder than Freddie did to be honest! He took to it absolutely fine. I had been getting him to nap in his cot on the run up to this so that he was used to it and it wasn’t something completely new! He fell asleep almost straight away after his bottle. He did wake a few times for his dummy and once for his bottle, but overall it was really successful. I kept checking the monitor ALL the time, constantly worrying about him. I think he enjoyed the room! He went from a small next to me crib to suddenly having all this room he could roll around in. It’s like he was suddenly practising gymnastics or something! He was flipping and what seemed like somersaulting all over!!
Moving him into his own room was the best thing we did. Suddenly he started having lie ins and not waking up until 8 at the earliest but some mornings even later! It was amazing. We have obviously had some rough weeks at times, don’t think he’s suddenly a perfect sleeper! But overall it was a really positive outcome.
Instead of looking down at his gorgeous smile whenever I wake up, walking into his room and him looking up at me and beaming is actually priceless! Freddie tends to wake up in a pretty good mood anyways, but even if he’s crying as soon as he sees that door open.. he stops what he’s doing looks up and smiles. It’s the best feeling in the world. I’m in no way a morning person, but he seriously brightens my mornings right up.
Look at my beautiful boy! Wearing his Snuz pouch (I’m going to write a review post on one of these!) 🖤
So for any parent out there worrying about it, try not to! I promise it’s not that bad. It was quite nice to be able to watch telly in bed again for me too! I think parents definitely find it harder than the baby does!