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A Big Girl Bed

July 2, 2009

Oh man, the Little One is growing up.  It’s so hard to be excited and enthusiastic for her growing up because it makes me a little sad.

Yesterday the Little One asked if she could take a nap in the Big One’s bed.  I said sure, figuring she would last about two minutes before she wanted to move to her own room.  She likes to show a lot of bravado in front of her sister, but when it comes down to it she usually retreats to what’s safe and comfortable.

So as I left her in the Big One’s bed all alone for a nap, I really thought she would cry.  But she didn’t, instead she took a perfectly peaceful two-hour nap and then stayed in the bed until I came to get her.

The Big One was so excited that she asked the Little One repeatedly if she now wanted to sleep in her own big bed.  To which the Little One replied enthusiastically, “YES!

The transition began shortly after nap. The FixItMommy took the side rail off the crib, lowered the mattress to the lowest setting and installed the “guard rail” to turn the crib into a toddler bed.

When it came to bed time, I really thought the freak out would begin.  After all when we tried this with the Big One when she was about the same age she screamed, cried and wailed for an hour or so before collapsing on the floor.

Silly FixItMommy anticipated a similar experience.  Of course, the Little One had to prove once again how opposite the girls are. After bath and reading books I usually rock with her for a few minutes before putting her down.

Well after we read, she asked for a drink of water (classic stalling, I thought).  I got her a drink and then she climbed up into her bed and proclaimed, “I not want to rock!” And with that she put her head on her pillow, cuddled with her baby doll and waited for me to put her blankets on.

Ahhh, my baby is getting bigger. And yes, I am sad about it.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. July 2, 2009 8:02 am

    Awwww, that’s a tough one for mommy :(. At least she transitioned beds well. I bet she’ll want to cuddle again when the newness of the bed wears off.

  2. July 2, 2009 3:09 pm

    This is how my 3 yr old became addicted to sleeping in my 9 yr old’s bed. I thought it was cute, but now I can’t get her out! GRR
    Good luck!!

  3. July 2, 2009 3:35 pm

    That isn’t any fun:) I am sad with you. My little one just graduated from the crib because he wouldn’t stay in it and I didn’t want him to get hurt climbing out. He looks like such a big boy in the big bed:(

  4. Grandma permalink
    July 2, 2009 3:36 pm

    hmmm I wonder if they’ll get to the point that they will both sleep in the same room when they come to visit Gramma. then Mom and Dad can have the other bedroom and the crib will come down?

  5. Rich Samler permalink
    July 8, 2009 8:14 am

    We put twin bed in Alex’s room when we moved to DC last year. He slept in the crib for about 2mos and that was it he wanted a big boy bed.

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