Do you remember this post with pictures of the cool new nursery? Well, in the 4 1/2 months since the birth, the nursery has primarily been used as a diaper changing room, and sometimes laundry folding room (AKA piling clean laundry in there until we all run out of stuff to wear, which finally forces me to sort/fold/put away the piles that bury the baby's room).
Not exactly how I planned to use the nursery.
Bobblehead has been sleeping in a pack-n-play next to my bed - or some nights IN my bed, if I fell asleep nursing him. A couple weeks ago I decided to try having him sleep IN HIS CRIB, in his own room. What a concept, right? Well that lasted all of about an hour, as he woke up too cold. Turns out I had forgotten to open the heating vent in that room, and while we don't have any of the crazy snow/ice that much of the nation is frozen under these days, temps have been as low as 30 degrees at night here. Which means his room was as cold as, maybe 55 or 60 degrees - instead of the 68 to 70 degrees my own room stays at all night.
I decided to wait for warmer weather - and opened that heating vent in the nursery, just in case.
So, it's warmer now, and here I am, 2 weeks later, enjoying some SERIOUS peace and quiet while Bobblehead snores away in his (warm) crib. It's only one night so far, but it's going so well that I am really optimistic about this.
Finally get to use the baby's room the way it was intended!