I haven't wanted to brag, but Maya transitioning from crib to big girl bed has been a breeze. When Abby made the shift I think I spent three nights standing outside her room ready to deposit her back into bed the fifty million times it took until she got the idea that she needed to stay in bed. Maya seemed to grasp the concept right away. That's not to say that she doesn't sometimes get out of bed, but usually it's because she's after a story book or a doll she has stashed somewhere in there.
And the sleeping, oh the glorious sleeping. All night. It's a miracle. For the first time since birth she's sleeping through the night 99% of the time. Of course the last two years has done nothing, but train my body to stay awake longer than it rests, so this sleeping thing has been a transition for me as well. You'd think it would be easy. Given the opportunity to sleep, you would think the body would just know to rest, but it doesn't. Instead I lay there and look at those little red numbers and attempt to calculate how much sleep I could get if I fell asleep that exact moment. Sometimes I resort to reading myself to drowsiness. So on the plus side I'm catching up on my reading list (70+ to go). Just finished The Memory Keeper's Daughter which was great. Highly recommend.
Now while I was busy giving myself imaginary high fives for the ease of this whole endeavour, Maya was very quietly doing this......
That would her entire wardrobe there on the floor. There are nine drawers in her room between the dresser and her bed and every single one of them was empty. What do you think the odds are this was a one time deal? I'm thinking not good.