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Hey Folks, it’s Random Tuesday!

I’m behind, I have too much to do, and I have to do it all in the next 4 1/2 hours.

But it’s OK.  So here we go:

  1. Pookah has gotten over his ear infections, but has developed seasonal allergies.  Not surprising since it’s code orange here in Atlanta.
  2. Speaking of Pookah, I have no idea why, but he thought waking up at 4 am was a good idea.
  3. And furthermore since Pookah decided to take a nap in the car on the way to the doctor, he now refuses to take a nap when I really need him to. He’s in his room right now screaming his head off.
  4. Speaking of which, crying it out has never worked for me.  Why am I trying it right now?
  5. Oh, now he’s talking to Monkey Cole.  I hear him giving him kisses.


Ok, randomness off: I was getting ready to type #6, when I heard Pookah say Uh Oh, followed by a big THUMP.  And then…a bloodcurling scream.

My heart was in my throat as I reached his room and found him not in his crib, but on the floor.  Monkey Cole had fallen and he was trying to go get him.

I was devestated.

Everytime I try something that I’m against, something like this happens.

That crib is on the lowest level.  I never thought he would try to jump.

The nurse in me took over and checked for bleeding and broken bones.

When I found none, Mommy Me returned and I just sat there on the floor with my baby and cried and cried and cried.

Finally, he stopped crying just to pat me on the back.

One thing I know for sure….

We need a big boy bed.


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  • Reply
    June 7, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    I know people thought that I put my kids in toddler beds too soon, but there are also safety issues when a crib is used too long. My kids LOVED their toddler beds and we never had a problem. Have fun!
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    June 7, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Oh, wow! I laughed throughout most of this post, until I got to the part, of course, when Pookah fell out of the bed. That’s so scary. My toddler is 16 months, and we have her crib on the second to last setting. In the last couple weeks, she’s shown me that she can lift her leg over it’s top, so it looks like we’ll need to lower it, once again. The next step will be a big kid bed, of course, but I’m worried that with that she’ll attempt an escape through the door. lol.
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    June 7, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    Your crib doesn’t convert to a toddler bed? Toddler bed is the best thing I ever did. Is she does fall out of the bed, its a short way to go.
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      June 7, 2011 at 3:14 pm

      It does convert! I just found that out from CDUb!

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    June 7, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Whoa! Glad he’s OK. I’ve been wondering what the appropriate time to transition from the crib is. Lewis has not tried to climb out and I seriously think he’s too short to do so. You never know though and a lot of my mommy friends figure out it is time to transition when their toddler unexpectedly greets them outside of the crib. Guess I should order those toddler bed rails now that he is 21 months!

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    Mimi (Lipgloss & Binky)
    June 7, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Oh Pookah. Lil Mama has started trying to climb. That is the most nerve wrecking thing ever. My son one day climbed out of his. We put him in it one night and the next thing I knew he was looking in my face. Still not sure how he did it.
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    June 7, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Glad to hear Pookah is over the ear infections. Sorry to hear about the allergies. My 7 year old has allergies and she suffers something terrible between the puffy eyes and the constant sneezes and runny nose. Children’s Claritin has become her best friend.
    There is nothing worse than hearing that scream that makes your heart stop. Seems you can never get to your child fast enough. Glad he was okay, and I agree, a big boy bed is in order, if for nothing else than his safety and your sanity 🙂

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    June 7, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Woza! Pookah already jumping ship? #nobueno.. makes me think about my toddler trying to do the same *gulp* poor baby.. you started off comforting him and he ended up comforting you.
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    June 7, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Whoa! I hope he’s okay! I agree that a toddler bed is the best solution. Kids grow up to fast!
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    June 8, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Oh my gosh! I fear this day. So far my 18 month old has never tried to get out of her crib, but I am dreading that day so much! You can’t stop those little freaks, right?! But he’s so adorable!
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      June 8, 2011 at 10:18 pm

      Thanks! We lowered it all the way while we wait to get the beds

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      June 13, 2011 at 4:42 pm

      Thank you! He is so adventurous it’s scary!

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    Jessica @FoundtheMarbles
    June 8, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    I laughed out loud when I read this b/c that’s how it happened at our house too. I never thought he’d be able to do it at 1 1/2, but one day I heard a thud, ran upstairs and saw him face down on the floor. My heart stopped, then he looked up at me and said with a smile, “I cwimbed out of my cwib, Mommy.”
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      June 13, 2011 at 4:42 pm

      Lol! Kids are so resilient!

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    Ryan (The Woven Moments)
    June 8, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Oh gosh those moments are awful, aren’t they? I remember I tried to let my daughter (blog name Peanut) cry it out one night. Fifteen minutes of screaming and then she threw up on herself. Never. Again.

    At the end of the day, I have to live with the kind of mom I am. And I have to listen to what feels right. And what feels wrong.

    Happy to have found you through #commenthour. I’ll be back!
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      June 8, 2011 at 10:20 pm

      Thanks so much for stopping by! Looking forward to reading your blog too!

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      June 13, 2011 at 4:45 pm

      That’s what I say, in the end I am trying to do what I think is right for my child. I’ve finally realized that I have to just go with my gut!

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    Mama Spaghetti
    June 8, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    Ah man! That’s no fun 🙁 But good that he’s ok! It’s amazing how fast they get to big-boy-bed stage!

    Stopping by from #commenthour

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      June 10, 2011 at 10:48 am

      But I’m not ready for the Big Boy Bed!

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      June 13, 2011 at 4:48 pm

      I know I’m not ready!

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    June 9, 2011 at 2:07 am

    Mom always knows best.. Gotta go with your gut!… stopping by from the #commenthour , so glad I found another Mom to read.
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      June 10, 2011 at 10:50 am

      thanks so much for stopping by!

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    June 9, 2011 at 3:45 am

    Ah, I laughed at this myself until it got to the part where he fell to the ground and you were having a heart attack! Those moments can seriously be so scary, but then once you find out that your baby is okay (and later, that they somehow are more indestructible than you might have thought!), you look back on things like this and go “Well, I can’t wait until you’re grown and I can tell you all about the day you just HAD to get Monkey Cole…”

    visiting from #commenthour

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      June 9, 2011 at 7:10 am

      LOL! Monkey Cole is his best friend! He is too adventurous for me!

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    Nicole Rivera
    June 9, 2011 at 11:07 am

    Everyone is jumping to blame the crib, but what about Monkey Cole?! I say the MONKEY IS TO BLAME!! It’s time to start the conversation with Pookah about peer pressure. Cole is putting all these crazy monkey-climbing ideas into Pookah’s head while their hanging out and LEAVING OUT the part that Pookahs do NOT come equipped with tails!

    While the toddler bed is probably a good move at this time, I think it is also high time to investigate all of this monkey business!

    All joking aside, thank goodness Pookah is OK and has a mom who is SO attentive to his every moment that when the day does come to share this tale, there is a blog post documenting it AS IT HAPPENED (that’s pretty cool!).

    Thanks for sharing with us!
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      June 13, 2011 at 4:51 pm

      Lol! I never thought of it that way! But Monkey Cole got a talking to!

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