Time For Your Own Room Now

For the past week Emma has been sleeping through the night – and by that I actually mean 10.30/11pm – 6am. Unlike the other time I thought she was sleeping through, it seems to be here to stay. Which means it’s time. Time to make the transfer to put her in her own room.

There’s part of me that’s quite sad about it, I look across to the corner where her cot is and wonder what on earth we are going to do with the extra space (hubby is one step ahead of me though and already has plans for a desk) and how I’ll feel without her out of my sight during the night. I wonder how we’ve made it to 13 months all in the same room, when utterly sleep deprived me had declared that at 6 months Emma would be in her own space. It was already very strange moving the cot from by the bedside to against the wall, 6 feet away – this will be even stranger still.

reading book in dark room

However….there are things I’m looking forward to. Things I have wanted to do, but couldn’t because the only down time I get is when Emma is asleep in her cot. I’m very slightly ashamed to admit it but there are things I am really looking forward to, such as:

Reading a book before going to bed

Before I had Emma, I would do this almost every night to help me switch off. Now I read Twitter, which isn’t quite the same! I’m not sure if it’s just me being a stickler, but I can’t quite get comfy enough reading in the living room. So if anyone has any book recommendations, let me know 🙂

Clearing the Floor-drobe

The floor-drobe began way before Emma came along – it’s basically where you dump all your clothes onto the floor as you don’t have time to put them away. Our room is hilarious as I am very messy and hubby is very neat. So my half of the room is unbelievably messy and his all perfect! He’ll be very pleased when we have the room to ourself as I’ve promised him I’ll clean my act up haha. Watch this space…

Listening to music

This has got to be my favourite thing to do in the world. When I was living in London, I have been known to just retreat to my room and listen to music all night – I know that sounds very solitary and a bit weird I bet but I love it. Meeting hubby and finding out he shares the same love for music, we often like listening to the song we fell in love to and I can’t wait to do that again soon.

A space just for us

I can’t wait for our room to be just for us again. I’ve loved every second of having Emma there and know that the fact she can see us sleeping next to her, brings her so much security and comfort. I sometimes look at her at marvel at how secure she seems, which is so wonderful. But when I look around, there are dummies and Nurofen sticks on the nightstand. Under the bed, there are bottle caps, plastic toys and odd socks that I’ve forgotten about. A space just for us again feels like something so special.

And the ultimate….better sleep for everyone

I’m praying I don’t jinx it saying this but this really is the ultimate. I know that every night, the sound of me sleeping and moving around wakes Emma up…and vice versa! So here’s hoping that it means better quality of sleep for all three of us, even though I know it will take her a while to get used to it.

So suddenly we’re onto the next stage again and I’m very excited about it indeed. Have you got any tips for moving your little one into their own room? Let me know in the comments below…

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  1. June 9, 2016 / 8:49 am

    I envy you! We’re not there yet with Little B but I so wish we were! Good luck! #ablogginggoodtime

    • June 12, 2016 / 8:35 am

      Thank you for your comment – fingers crossed it goes well!

  2. June 9, 2016 / 9:32 am

    I cried so much when Mini-Me went into her own room! Luckily, her room has a single bed in for when my niece stays over/when she’s older so I stayed in with her for the first couple of nights…for me I mean not her..she didn’t even notice I was there!!

    Lucy xx


    • June 12, 2016 / 8:36 am

      Aw I bet I am going to feel the same – it’s such a huge change isn’t it? Thank you for commenting lovely x

  3. June 9, 2016 / 10:00 am

    Yaaay to sleeping through and to getting your room back. I have a floor-drobe too which drives hubby insane 🙂 x
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    • June 12, 2016 / 8:37 am

      Aha so glad I’m not the only one with a floordrobe!! Thanks so much for commenting 🙂 xx

  4. June 9, 2016 / 12:49 pm

    Oh we haven’t made the move yet!! I am a bit scared to move the cot in case he wakes up loads and we have to move him back ha! He doesn’t normally settle that well unless one of us is in the room so I’m not sure he’s ready. I love this post, very sweet. I’m sure you will all enjoy the space and having your room back will be wonderful. #ablogginggoodtime

    • June 12, 2016 / 8:40 am

      I thought exactly the same, which is why I’ve left it til 14 months to make the move…E was still waking up 2-3 times a night until recently so I didn’t think it was worth moving. Better to be closeby than having to go across the hallway several times a night. Thank you for your lovely comment xx

  5. June 9, 2016 / 7:10 pm

    Hurray for sleeping through that’s fantastic. You should not feel ashamed that you want some me time, you deserve it! I hope she settles well and you het some time for you! Thank you for linking up to #ablogginggoodtime

    • June 12, 2016 / 8:42 am

      Thank you for your lovely comment – ah I’m so looking forward to some time to ourselves 🙂 Fingers crossed she settles okay and thank you so much for hosting #ablogginggoodtime xx

  6. June 10, 2016 / 7:09 am

    Oh I remember all these feelings when my 3 left our room for their own – took me 15 months with my last! But there are positives of course and I love yours – reading, your own space again (that’s really important!) and oh my I just love the floordrobe!! Inspired! Hope the move goes smoothly my lovely #triballove xx
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    • June 12, 2016 / 8:43 am

      Thank you lovely – such mixed feelings with it but can’t help thinking of the positives!! Keeping my fingers crossed for a smooth transfer but you never know 😉 xx

  7. June 12, 2016 / 7:16 am

    Oh good luck!! I have no tips as I found this so hard with my two. I will say that I do remember feeling like it was such a difficult and emotional thing, and worrying about it, and then afterwards completely wondering what I was worrying about, both times!! My youngest spent quite a few months going to sleep in his room then joining us in the small hours which I loved, but now he’s 2 he won’t even contemplate leaving his bed, even if I’m begging him for a cuddle haha!! So good luck and focus on the positive, and enjoy reading!! xx #ablogginggoodtime

    • June 12, 2016 / 8:46 am

      Oh that’s good to hear – you can’t help worrying I think and I never like making changes to what brings her comfort…but hopefully in thr end it will be smooth! I think I’d enjoy the midnight cuddles too, nice to take advantage of the affection before the independence kicks in haha. Thank you for commenting xx

  8. June 13, 2016 / 6:26 pm

    I remember being really sad on the one hand when we moved my son into his own room but also really excited about all the things you mention. There is something lovely about retreating if needs be in the evening to read a book before bed and not having to get ready for bed in the dark! We now have a mattress permanently on the floor in our room if my son fancies coming in to our room in the night. It makes for a happy son but not a pleasingly tidy oasis of a bedroom! I imagine that, for us, will come maybe sometime when they hit pre-teen!? And a floor-drobe…oh my. I have this. X
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    • June 13, 2016 / 6:40 pm

      It’s a funny mix of emotions isn’t it? Thank you for your lovely comment – the mattress is a great idea, my stepson has over the past year stopped coming into our room for morning cuddle, which made us both a bit sad that he’s growing up fast into a teenager now! Xx PS: so relieved I’m not the only floor-drober 🙂

  9. June 14, 2016 / 6:52 pm

    Ooo a big step, we moved L when he was about 9 months, it was just right for is then and we definitely all slept better his little snuffles didn’t disturb me which in turn disturbed him. I loved being able to listen to audio books again, that’s my thing and it was nice to not have to tiptoe out of the room for a midnight wee! But I did really, really miss him, it was weird. Good luck with it! #TheBabyFormula

  10. June 20, 2016 / 8:51 pm

    I love this post! I really identify with all your points, reading in bed in something I just love, and the floor-drobe – yes, we SO have this! I hate it, but we have it. We moved H to her own room at 5 months as she was outgrowing her crib, and herr cot didn’t fit in our room. She slept so well, although still with night feeds, and we all slept better as she’s so noisy at night!

    Thanks for sharing on #TheBabyFormula, hope you can pop back this week x
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