We've got a crazy sleeper on our hands! The day I got the kids out of the orphanage(GOTCHA DAY!!), one of Danil's nannys told me(via Marina) that Danil moves alot in his sleep and needs to be in a crib. Luke is a crazy sleeper, so I was thinking "yeah, yeah. I know how to handle a wild sleeper." During our few days in Kiev, I did notice that Danil moved alot in his sleep. I could really tell how much though, because he slept on a pallet on the floor in a semi-contained space. It just seemed like to me that he spun around in circles in his sleep. Once I got him home and sleeping in a bed is when I saw how crazy of a sleeper he really is. We have found him sleeping in so many different positions, that Josh and I decided to take pictures of some of them.
Here he is sitting up and using his bed as a pillow.
(Oh, and don't you just love the chalkboard dresser that Micah, from Shabby Shae, made?? My kids sure love it!)
Now this one really shocked us! Josh went to check on the kids before we went to bed a couple of nights ago and immediately called me to come and see.
UNDER the bed!!
I just could not believe that he was sleeping UNDER the bed. We got him out(after taking pictures, of course), and put him back to bed.
Five minutes later Josh went to check on him again and this is what he found.
BACK under the bed!!
I was worried that he was going to get stuck under there during the night, so we blocked the opening with a pillow so that he couldn't get under there.
Hanging off the bed. Asleep.
(note the pillow blocking the space under the bed)
We thought that the "under the toddler bed" thing was the craziest it could possibly get....until last night. Josh went in to check the kids before we went to bed and he couldn't find Danil for a few minutes. He ended up getting a flashlight and found him under Alik and Luke's bunk beds!!
This gives you an idea of where his bed is and where we found him.
(And yes, Luke is under those blankets somewhere on the top bunk. He sleeps like a mummy.)
We got him out and put him back to bed, but he almost immediately wiggled down to the floor. We blocked both beds with pillows so that he couldn't get underneath them and just let him be.
Looks like he's praying
Finding him under the boy's bunk beds really freaked me out, so now I am re-thinking the crib option. I'm worried that he is going to get himself stuck somewhere during the night and get scared. Maybe it is just because I am clausterphobic and I know that I would literally DIE if I woke up under a bed like that, but regardless, it freaks me out.
Jury is still out on the crib option. I'll let you know what we decided....