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,