Tuesday, June 24, 2008

One step forward, two steps down

In case you've been wondering about the long silence, I've been on blogging hiatus since I'm currently in the Land of Mystery visiting the in-laws. We've been here for three weeks now, and are for the most part having a lovely time. Eggbert has proven herself to be a wonderful traveler. I'm not sure that it says anything good about our lifestyle that her first tooth came in at 35,000 ft on the flight here, but it definitely speaks well of her that she remained her normal cheerful self throughout.

We have run into one little bug in the system. Here in the Land of Mystery, there aren't cribs. All babies cosleep. It's a good system, mostly, or at least it was for a while. However, we have found that beds in hotel rooms are not as readily baby-proofed as our own bed at home.

A few days ago, Eggbert learned how to crawl. She promptly celebrated by waking up at 2:40 am and crawling off of the bed. She is fine. Not a scratch. However, I almost died. I normally pride myself on my cool head in a crisis, but Mystery assures me that I was completely hysterical. I just remember her screaming, then me screaming. Then she was OK, and my heart started again. It was horrible.

I may never sleep again.


Sarah said...

i would have reacted the same way.

i am having the same problem too. piper isn't crawling but she has taken to flailing around and rolling all over the place. we were thinking about an overseas trip where she'd sleep in bed with me, but now the only solution i can think of is sleeping on the floor? not so appealing...

Lut C. said...

All babies cosleep? Until what age?

Waking up to her thudding on the floor must have been a nightmarish experience. I'm relieved she didn't get hurt.

I hope you find a good sleeping solution.

Anonymous said...

OMG! I would hav reacted the same way...How scary!
On our last hotel trip, because Lily is still small (4 months) we used the inside mattress of her playpen and made a U-shaped bed from it (the sides folded up to make "walls") and propped them up with rolled-up towels...We put that on the bed next to ours.
But Eggbert is more mobile...Can she sleep on the floor on a blanket or a little mattress or something?