We had been very very lucky. Despite being nearly two years old, Joelle still slept easily in her crib. Nap time or bed time, it didn't matter. After a story, some rocking in the rocking chair and music on the CD player, I could put her in the crib and she would play for a little while and go to sleep.
But those days appear gone.
As I outlined below, last Sunday was probably the key to the downfall. In my many attempts to get Joelle to go to sleep, I put her in Jonna's bed. Now, every time she needs to sleep, Joelle points to Jonna's bed and screams if you don't put her in it. She'll stand in the crib, throw everything out and try to rock the sides in her efforts to get out. Once I put her in Jonna's bed, all is right with the world.
Of course, Jonna has now decided she wants to sleep in her bed all the time and not climb into our bed as she has for the past four years. I've tried putting them both in the bed at the same time, but all that does is bring on major play time for them. It's cute, but when it goes past 10 p.m. or no nap happens, it isn't so pleasant.
Within the week, we'll be looking at new, big girl beds for both of them. We've seen a smaller bunk bed system since their bedroom has sloping ceilings, we have to be careful about the space.
Once we get the new beds, I'll post a picture.
I guess though, this is another way Joelle is taking after her sister. Jonna jumped out of the crib at 18 months and wouldn't go back. Joelle at least waited until she was 22 months, but the crib is history.