This is the amazing story of our micro preemie, John Craig. He was born on November 30, 2005 at 24 weeks and 5 days gestation. He weighed 1 pound 8 ounces and was 12 inches long. John is a true miracle and an inspiration to all that meet him!
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29.11

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Operation Big Boy Bed (UPDATED)

We are now on night two of operation "Big Boy Bed" and all is well. Luckily tonight went much smother than last night.

My big boy!

When Grams asked him how many books he wanted her to read.....he held up 4 fingers. So, 4 books is what he got! She's in trouble though when he learns to use his fingers on both hands!

Snug as a bug.

I love that little hand!

And, a huge thank you goes out to Grams for making our transition to a big boy bed a success. We certainly couldn't have done it without you.


Well, apparently I spoke too soon......last night was rough. Grams put him down around 7:30pm and he fell right to sleep (our first night it took us 2 hours to get him to sleep.) However, he woke up at midnight screaming and crying ( I think he had a nightmare.) This went on for over an hour. I could not get him to settle down and because of my surgery I am unable to lift him (hence the operation big boy bed.) So, the little Monkey decided that the floor was a good place to sleep and he cuddled up next me and fast asleep we went (on the floor in his room.) Daddy got home around 2:00am and put him back in his bed for me.

Wish us luck tonight. Third times a charm, right????

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Kellars Mommy said...

I need to put that operation in effect at my house soon. Well I actually need to move his bed out of our room and back into it's getting smoother!!!!

Anonymous said...


Thanks so much for doing double duty. Sorry I could not have participated. I can't wait to see him in his new environment!
As for the books, he always sneaks a few extras from me.....I don't think I am doing it right!

Anonymous said...

Hope you are getting along ok. I can't get enough of seeing all the precious pictures of John that you post! And doesn't he continue to amaze us all with all that he is learning. So happy for you all.
Aunt Holly

Alli said...

Just like Grams to read him extra books. I love it! Wish I could be there. i miss all of you, terribly.

twin power mommy said...

Awwww...sorry it was a bit rough.

I hear it usually takes a few nights before they adjust to a new bed time routine (or sleep place).

The pics you caught were priceless.

He looks so big and long in that bed.
What a big boy he IS growing to be!
His face always brings a smile to mine!

Sheri said...

I feel for you we had a hard time too- we first tried the toddler bed (but we waited to long and had to do it after the new baby brother came home- that was rough!!) Anyways I think it was too small because he was always falling out or hitting the wall and would end up screamming......we finally switched to a double mattress on the ground- its totally getto but it works and the best part is if there is a probelm we can just fall in bed with him.....Good least you are doing it now BEFORE the baby- although I feel for you because you really need that sleep when you are pregnant too! and not being able to pick him up.....ahhhhhhhhhhh....hang in there!

Katie and Matt said...

Ha Ha...I LOVE the first picture of him with his legs crossed looking all distinguished...what a little gentleman!