Monday, September 1, 2008

Big Girl Bed!

We decided to finally make a transition into a "big girl bed" for Anna last month just before her 2nd birthday. I'm afraid that a change of some kind was long overdue since she's been sleeping in the same port-a-crib since she was born. I think she outgrew it by the weight limit about 5 pounds ago and was sleeping on a pretty flat foam pad/mattress. Mom and Dad were very generous and bought us a port-a-crib back before Anna was born when we were still in our little 1-bedroom apartment in Provo, and we didn't have room back then for a full size crib. So we decided to wait until we had more room to jump to a bigger bed. Then when we moved to Texas, Anna was almost a year old and we decided to just wait until we were ready for a toddler bed and save getting a regular size crib for the next baby. So another year passed, and it's been about time all summer.

After the first couple nights of unsurity at sleeping in a new bed--sans bars all the way around!--Anna fell in love with her new bed and the freedom that comes with it. We've been pretty lucky so far that she will stay in bed when we put her down, and she really loves being able to get up in the morning and come and find mommy--usually still asleep in bed. I must admit that I really love not having to wait to hear her distressed calling/crying/shouting from the crib to come and let her out. Oh, and I can't forget to add that I found the bed in excellent condition, complete with mattress, on craigslist for only $30--a nice steal! All around, a very happy purchase and transition.

And of course loving her teddy bears.


Justin and Jessica said...

What a cutie!!!

Jenni said...

Yay! I'm so nervous about switching Rem over to a toddler bed in Nov/Dec. So I like hearing positive stories :)