Ember Jean Roloff is growing up so fast! The Little People, Big World baby, who turned four months old this month, has now transitioned to sleeping in her own room. Proud mommy Audrey Roloff documented this major milestone with an emotional post on her Instagram account on Friday.
The 26-year-old first-time mom posted a photo of Ember sleeping in her nursery on her IG stories and called this a “bittersweet mama moment.” The photo, which seems to have been taken from a baby monitor, shows the infant sleeping soundly while bundled up in a pink blanket.
“I feel so blessed to have such a smiley, squishy, talkative, and healthy baby girl. I love you little one,” Audrey wrote.
“P.S. she slept her first night in the crib last night–bittersweet mama moment.”
Audrey Roloff’s fans who are also new moms could definitely relate to the reality star’s sentiments. Many commented on Audrey’s post and shared their own mommy stories. Audrey even replied to a fan’s comment and admitted that she missed her baby through the night.
“It is bittersweet. Mine’s been crib-trained for a week and [has] slept five nights in her crib. I miss her like crazy every night,” one fan replied.
“My little boy is about 10 days older than Ember…he’s been sleeping in his crib for a few weeks now but man! That first night was so sad,” wrote another.
Interestingly, there is a lot of argument regarding co-sleeping versus cot sleeping among parenting experts. According to Parent24, co-sleeping helps babies and mothers develop a stronger bond. It is also practical for breastfeeding moms.
On the other hand, babies who sleep on their own are said to develop a more independent sleep cycle. This is advisable for infants who can already self-soothe, normally between four to six months. Baby Ember is right around that mark. Despite the debate, Audrey’s decision to let her daughter sleep on her own is definitely a huge milestone!
Audrey Roloff recently gave a tour of baby Ember’s adorable nursery through her blog. The new mom proudly showed off how she and husband Jeremy decorated the room with cute, meaningful details–including a DIY shelf made by LPBW matriarch Amy Roloff!
“This is by far my favorite room in our house. It’s still not quite finished in these photos (and even still), but it feels organized, clean, pretty, and cozy. I love how it’s coming together.”
Ember Jean Roloff was born on Sept. 10, 2017. Audrey’s pregnancy was featured in the last season of Little People, Big World. According to Audrey, baby Ember has had a rough time during her first few weeks. The reality star revealed that she suffered from postpartum struggles including mastitis, which limited her milk supply. Because of this, she feared that Ember wasn’t gaining enough weight. But now at four months, her precious daughter is outgrowing most of her clothes!
“With the rough beginning we had, I never thought I’d have a chunky baby…but look at those high-percentile rolls!” Audrey shared in a previous IG post.