After the first hour of crying, I was okay. (You thought I was going to let them cry??? Are you nuts??? They were peachy keen!) Maya woke up once at 2:30am and then Bobby woke up once at 5am. They slept peacefully and I listened to them on the baby monitor until I fell asleep.
It's the first night (since I've been able to have them with me) that I havent had them by my side. It's also the first night that Nicholas, Sophia, and Alexander's box hasnt been within arm's reach. After we laid them down and I wept because I couldnt just reach into the co-sleeper and feel them, breathing and safe, I reached out and touched their box, as I always do, and suddenly, it just felt wrong that they were with me and not with Bobby and Maya. So, I took it in and placed it on their high boy. It was hard, let me tell you. As Peter said, it's the first night (and not the last) that they all slept in the nursery.
Why did this come about? Did we designate 3 months old as the night they moved out? No... Of course not... We were talking and were commenting on how odd it was that they would sleep soundly if placed in our bed, even if we werent holding them. (I routinely had one on the bed while I fed the other, so that I didnt have to let go of the baby being fed in order to take care of the other if they got fussy.) So Peter mentioned that, perhaps, it is because we have a mattress and not just a piece of covered foam, like the co-sleeper and pack-n-play. Would they sleep better on a mattress, such as in the crib?
Guess he was right.
Although now it bring home how true that old adage is: they grow up so fast.