The transition from crib to day bed has gone way better than Ang or I could have imagined. We ended up putting a King size pillow underneath the opening of the rails and then took a blanket and ran it across the opening so that Malaia can't really roll out. From there we have a baby gate with a swing door on it, and we put that in her door way. At night we just lock that and she hardly cries out for long periods anymore. She simply gets out of bed and walks over to her gate and tries to open it. We hear that and we can usually get to her before she starts to cry.
I think we both thought that she was never going to sleep, rather make numerous attempts to escape. So far so good. It'll just make it easier when we switch her to a full size bed with rails in 2 months.
On a side note baby #2 is apparently kickin up a storm now. I try every night to feel the kicks, but to no avail. I'm sure it'll be very soon though. It will be 23 weeks on Monday.