Monday, September 13, 2010

Night One with the Toddler Bed

One 3 a.m. wake up. We think she woke up a little confused and scared. After a diaper change and some hugs it was right back to bed. There was a 5:20 a.m. wake up call.... We will see what tonight brings.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Toddler Bed

EG is becoming a "big girl" so fast. She has gotten taller, talks non-stop, asks "why" all day long, and this morning she crawled out of her crib. She came barreling into our room and said, "I got out of my crib all by myself." I was completely out of it and it took me a few seconds to figure out what happened. When we both figured it out, M and I just started laughing. EG was VERY proud of herself.

We then spent the morning going to church and pondering if we should:
a. keep her in the crib and threaten her not to get out
b. go and buy a mattress and box-spring and put it on the floor
c. go all out and convert the crib to the full-size bed it will become one day -- this would also mean buying all new bedding (which I had already picked out....and loved)

I really wanted to visualize what her convertible crib would look like as a full size bed. I googled for awhile and found some pictures. We then realized that her crib could become a day-bed. Holy cow. Super easy. We went upstairs, pulled out four screws, found the old crib skirt (which we almost sold on ebay), and voila a great transition from crib to "freedom". We had no idea the bed would do that. We should have really paid attention when we bought it. We did that all before nap.

Nap was funny. She was told to "stay in her room and take a nap". She played for an hour. She destroyed her room. We had already "super toddler proofed" the room a few weeks ago because we figured this was coming. M went up every 30 minutes and reminded EG to take a nap. Finally, she fell asleep and slept for an hour.

This evening she went down in her new "toddler bed" and within 5 minutes she was out. We will see what the night brings and we will see how early she "visits" us in the morning.