Monday, August 11, 2014

Transitioning to a big girl bed

The time has come....for Emily to sleep in a big girl bed.  I was always the mom who saw other kids going into big kid beds and said- NO WAY, crib for life (right Kelly?).  But when we went to Illinois a few weeks ago, we had Emily sleep on an inflatable mattress and she did so great and she really loved it!  So when we got home Steve and I started talking about re-decorating her room for her 3rd birthday and getting her a big girl bed. 

To start with the trasition to a twin bed we decided to take the front off of her crib.  She LOVED it!  So she's been sleeping in her crib like this for probably 2 weeks, maybe more, and she does really well.  We put a big padded mat next to her bed in case she ever rolls out- which she has done a couple of times- but she always goes right back to sleep.

So fast forward to this weekend.... Grandma & Grandpa graciously got Emily a big girl bed as an early birthday present and we put it together last night.  I wish I had a video of how excited Emily was- it was priceless!

She slept so great last night, barely moved at all and announced this morning that she "slept all night in her big bed!"

thanks G&G!!

How did (almost) 3 years go by so fast??


  1. Geez it flew by. It is crazy to think we read eachothers blogs more than four years ago! She looks so big in that bed!!!

  2. So, I just posted, but I don't see it. Long story short - love how big E is. And I love that bed! Where did E's grandparents get it!!?

  3. I love her bed and the extra storage! Seems like several little ladies are making the transition to a big girl bed here lately, Chloe included. Way to go, E for being such a rock star in your new bed!

  4. That is the best big girl bed ever! What a sweet post!

  5. I can't believe our toddlers are getting ready for big kid beds. I feel like we were just setting up nurseries not that long ago. I just ADORE the colors you picked for her room too. Come decorate Aiden's big boy room if I ever get brave enough to move him into a big bed! :-)


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