Sunday, August 29, 2010

Virginia Grows Up


I have been thinking for a while to convert Virginia's crib into a toddler bed. I just wasn't sure when I wanted to do it and when she would be ready for it. One weekend I decided to go for it, but sadly I was missing some of the main bolts.

After calling the company and requesting replacement bolts, I was told it would take a week or so. I have been stalking the mail lady ever since then. I should have been stalking the UPS guy. This past week we had been busy going to different play groups. One day, when we got home, I saw a note from the UPS guy saying we missed him and it was a package from Summer Infant. It was not connecting that Summer Infant was the company sending me the bolts. I missed the UPS guy two times and finally caught him on the final attempt. I was pleasantly surprised to find out it was the crib bolts. Good thing I stayed at home that last day.

So on Saturday I decided to go ahead ask Reiggin to convert the crib into the toddler bed while Virginia and I went to visit the grandparents down in Gastonia. I figured it might be a good idea that she didn't see Daddy taking apart her bed. But I had been telling Virginia the past couple of days that she was getting a big girl bed. We spent all afternoon and night playing with Grandma and Grandpa. Virginia was worn out and sound asleep the whole way home.

I don't think she even realized when I laid her down that her crib was a little different. She went sound to sleep once I found her pacifier. I was worried the whole night. I was thinking she would fall out even though she does have rails on the bed. Or that she would climb out in the middle of the night and get into trouble. Or that she would climb out during the night and come into our bedroom and I would be scared and end up accidental hitting her in my sleep. I have been known to do crazy things in my sleep and not know it.

But all went well. She did have some weird sleep positions.  Like always, I had to check on her before I went to bed. She woke up one time at 5:30 a.m. crying. I went in and she went right back to sleep. Then at 7:00am she came walking into our bedroom to say good morning. It was cute seeing her standing in our door way all sweet. She had this look like, "Hey, I got myself out of bed, can I come in?"

I woke up and went with her into the living room to watch our morning cartoons. We sat on the couch for a second until she took me by the hand into her bedroom. Now was when she realized how cool her bed is. She climbed in and out like a monkey. She is super excited. Today will be the true test to see if she will sleep in her big girl bed without climbing in and out the whole night.

2 comments:

Laura said...

Yay! That's very exciting :) Glad that you've had a good experience so far!! Good luck tonight!

Melissa, A.K.A. Lisa said...

she's growing up so quick

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Virginia Grows Up



I have been thinking for a while to convert Virginia's crib into a toddler bed. I just wasn't sure when I wanted to do it and when she would be ready for it. One weekend I decided to go for it, but sadly I was missing some of the main bolts.

After calling the company and requesting replacement bolts, I was told it would take a week or so. I have been stalking the mail lady ever since then. I should have been stalking the UPS guy. This past week we had been busy going to different play groups. One day, when we got home, I saw a note from the UPS guy saying we missed him and it was a package from Summer Infant. It was not connecting that Summer Infant was the company sending me the bolts. I missed the UPS guy two times and finally caught him on the final attempt. I was pleasantly surprised to find out it was the crib bolts. Good thing I stayed at home that last day.

So on Saturday I decided to go ahead ask Reiggin to convert the crib into the toddler bed while Virginia and I went to visit the grandparents down in Gastonia. I figured it might be a good idea that she didn't see Daddy taking apart her bed. But I had been telling Virginia the past couple of days that she was getting a big girl bed. We spent all afternoon and night playing with Grandma and Grandpa. Virginia was worn out and sound asleep the whole way home.

I don't think she even realized when I laid her down that her crib was a little different. She went sound to sleep once I found her pacifier. I was worried the whole night. I was thinking she would fall out even though she does have rails on the bed. Or that she would climb out in the middle of the night and get into trouble. Or that she would climb out during the night and come into our bedroom and I would be scared and end up accidental hitting her in my sleep. I have been known to do crazy things in my sleep and not know it.

But all went well. She did have some weird sleep positions.  Like always, I had to check on her before I went to bed. She woke up one time at 5:30 a.m. crying. I went in and she went right back to sleep. Then at 7:00am she came walking into our bedroom to say good morning. It was cute seeing her standing in our door way all sweet. She had this look like, "Hey, I got myself out of bed, can I come in?"

I woke up and went with her into the living room to watch our morning cartoons. We sat on the couch for a second until she took me by the hand into her bedroom. Now was when she realized how cool her bed is. She climbed in and out like a monkey. She is super excited. Today will be the true test to see if she will sleep in her big girl bed without climbing in and out the whole night.

2 comments on "Virginia Grows Up"

Laura on August 29, 2010 at 3:57 PM said...

Yay! That's very exciting :) Glad that you've had a good experience so far!! Good luck tonight!

Melissa, A.K.A. Lisa on August 30, 2010 at 7:29 PM said...

she's growing up so quick