Sunday, January 8, 2012

Big Girl Bed...

This was the weekend for Amelia to start sleeping in her big girl bed. We went back and forth on what to do - keep her in her crib/buy another crib for Sydney, make her crib into toddler bed/buy another crib for Sydney. She climbed out of her crib twice and Alex feared her trying to do it again and potentially hurting herself. And the thought of a little toddler bed wasn't appealing to me - it would look so small next to the other furniture in her room. We finally decided it would be best to give Amelia the queen size bed that we already had in storage. It also goes with the other furniture in Amelia's room. Alex took the crib apart on Saturday and put the new bed up while she was watching tv/playing in the living room. We told her that we had a surprise and she came running.

She LOVES it.

She took a 2 hour nap on Saturday afternoon and slept 12 hours on Saturday night. *HUGE SIGH OF RELIEF*

She insisted on sleeping with rabbit and "big baby" the first night. Amelia names her babies by size. Big baby, little baby, teeny-tiny baby, etc.

She makes me laugh.

She has asked about her crib the past two nights and always comes to the point of saying, "Sydney going to sleep in my crib?" I tell her yes and thank her for being such a great big sister and giving her crib to Sydney. Oh to know what's going through that mind of hers. She is so precious to me and will always be my baby.

We're still waiting on her new duvet and shams. I'll be doing a few new things in her room but everything else will pretty much stay the same. I'll post pictures as soon as it's all finished.

This has been a much easier transition than I thought it would be - for Amelia and for us. So thankful for that! :)

Love to all,


Leah said...

So glad the transition went well! I'm sure she will be a great big sister :)

Faith said...

Jill, I cannot get over how big she looks. Love the big girl bed! She's going to be the best big sister ever!

andreajennine said...

That's great! We're going to get a toddler bed for B, since he and baby will share a room.

Ashley said...

Goodness, she is so sweet! You have such a precious girl. I am so glad it was an easy transition! She's ready to be a big sister!

bb said...

Yay for a great transition!! We moved Adele after she climbed out once... one big "thud" and I was taking apart the crib before bed that night.

Jenna said...

How is it that sleeping in a big girl bed makes a baby girl look 3 years older?!?! She is so precious and is going to be the best big sister to Baby Faith ;-) Love ya'll!!

Lilly, Reid, Matt, and Sara said...

Lilly just moved out of her crib too and has done really well! She looks happy!! Oh, and we sleep with lots of stuffed animals! (:

Mazzy said...

I was so anxious over the big girl bed transition and it wound up being just wonderful. NOW is the problem, POTTY TRAINING her... giving her access to the bathroom at night time. Before she was never allowed out of bed for any reason after bedtime (she was excellent with complying, people think I was crazy for this rule) but since we've pushed the potty training issue, we have to allow her bathroom access and she is a total jack in the box. I am thinking I should maybe just keep her in pullups forever instead?

(just kidding, of course)

Amelia looks adorable. My how she's grown!