Thursday, December 15, 2011

New Bed!

Today was the day....

....another step in my girl growing up.

This has been in the works for a few weeks now, but today it all came together.

Avery now has a "big girl" bed!

The week before we moved, she figured out how to almost climb out of her crib-we caught her straddling the top of the crib several times in that last week.

Then the week we moved in, she completely climbed (fell) out during her nap time. That next day Gabe and I went mattress shopping.

We have had the mattresses probably two weeks or so and we've been waiting on the bed rails. They took forever to get here! When they finally came, we postponed converting her crib just because we wanted to do it when we had a few days (a weekend) at home. Last weekend was busy with us having our party, so we knew that wouldn't be a good weekend to do it. So, it became this weekend. Since I have off on Fridays, we figured to start on a Thursday night and see how things go.

After work, Gabe spent awhile taking apart her crib, assembling the bed, putting the boxspring/mattress on and getting the bed all ready for her. She had no idea what was going on as her and I stayed downstairs playing. When I brought her up for her bath, she still didn't see what was going on. After bath, we showed her the surprise-and I wish we had recorded it! She walked in her room and yelled "my big girl bed!!" and was so excited. She couldn't wait to get in it!

Of course I had to get a few pics of her in it!
This is also her first time using an actual pillow too!

With her new comforter and pretending to sleep:

To be honest, we're both dreading this change. It's so nice having her contained in her crib, especially when she doesn't take a nap. This will be a real adjustment for all of us so we're hoping it's a smooth transition!!

Updates to come....

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