When I (Vanessa) found out that Melody and Madison might not make it I got really attached to Kenya. Since Kenya was a few weeks old she has gone to sleep on her own in her own bed or the pac-in-play in our room. Anyways, the point is that we have never rocked her to sleep. This is something that I kinda regret but not really. The reason I regret it is I lost a lot of bonding time with Kenya the reason it was nice is because no matter where we were at I could lay her down and she would go to sleep on her own. It was great. So now back to my story.
After I found out about the twins I decided I wanted to start rocking Kenya to sleep because I didn't know if I would get the chance to do that with the girls and I really wanted some extra bonding time with Kenya. So that's what I did every nap and every night I would rock her to sleep. Let me just say that I LOVED IT. Well after we came home from the hospital I still enjoyed rocking her to sleep so I did until I was ready for her to go to sleep on her own. So of course that time came and guess what... She was having no part of that. I would read her a book, sing a few hymns to her, pray for her then try to walk away. Then Kenya would run to the door screaming "I WANT MY MOMMY!" It killed me. I tried to be tough but I just couldn't take it.
We ended up putting her back in her crib to re-train her to go to sleep on her own. So that worked of course. Oh I forgot to tell you we had ordered a "big girl toddler bed" for her but the parts were all bent and they wouldn't fit together so we sent it back.
After much talking it over with Jason we decided Ikea was the way to go. Their kids rooms are sooooo cute. We decided to get her bunk beds. I know you all think we are crazy but they are the cutter shorter little kid version of bunk beds. You can use her bed as just a twin bed by flipping it over, or it can be bunk beds by putting a norther mattress on the floor or you can do what we did which is use it as a loft bed and put her toys underneath. Now don't be worried, the bed doesn't even come up to my shoulder so it very short and she can get up an down all by herself with no problems. So with out drawing this out any longer here is Kenya's new big girl bed...
Oh I forgot to tell you all we also got her the canopy that goes on top it looks like there are stars on it. I love it!
Kenya's first night in her big girl bed didn't go so well I had to sleep with her. It's a twin bed so there was plenty of room. After that though she did great she lays down and goes right to sleep on her own after we pray and sing hymns.