Then we found this awesome bedroom set at a price I couldn't pass up. I had it delivered and made them leave it in the middle of my dining/living room so I would be FORCED to refinish it in a timely manner. I was able to complete the set in a few days and am very proud of my work. But when I finished it I realized I HAD to put her in the bed....there was no turning back. I was not looking forward to it as all. Of course the night I chose Frank didn't come home from work and stayed at my Mom's house but I did it anyway.
I had been talking up her "big girl bed" for a few days. Every time I mentioned it I said "big girls have to stay in their bed. They are not allowed to get out unless Mommy or Daddy come and get you". She would say "ok" but I wasn't really convinced.
The first night I put her in the bed she got out twice within about five minutes. I went in and told her if she got out again she would have to give up her big girl bed and go back in her crib (or cribby as she calls it). She never got out again. Not that night. Not the next morning! She waited for me to come and get her. She has now done this four days in a row. I thought it was a fluke but it seems it is not a fluke. She seriously LOVES her bed. She waits each morning for me to get her. Could we actually done one transition smoothly??? Is it possible? I think we might have. I think she is finally old enough to understand it. Keep in mind even though Calleigh is four she does not act like a four year old emotionally or socially. She catches up a little more each day but she is still delayed.
I am in love with her new room. I am in love the expression on her face when I go in her room in the morning as see her. She is sitting up playing with her toys. It seems like the first thing we have tried with her that has gone as planned! I love being able to lay with her at night and read her a book. I love how I can turn off her light and walk out and she is happy and just goes to sleep.
Transitioning the boys wasn't as simple. Three boys in one room at the same time I didn't really expect them to just lay down and go to sleep. Really, does anyone think they wouldn't be partying when we left? We always laid down with them for a while and usually one or two fell asleep and we could leave them for the night. Frank normally does the night time routine with the boys. They look forward to it and continue to do it each night. HE sometimes goes in their room and we don't see him again for hours because he falls asleep before them.
Her room isn't finished because I am changing her bedding. She will have a mermaid room. Her new bedding came but I still have to make her curtains. I will post pictures when it is all complete.
Here are a few pictures of her in her new bed.
This is her first time she laid in it. She was very happy...
First night and all is well.
Second Night went just fine too!
I could honestly just watch her all night. I know it's crazy but she just seems so peaceful. I can't help but sneak in every night to take a few pictures. I think she is getting better sleep as well. She started to look so big in her crib now she looks so tiny again in a big bed.
It's the end of an era for The Lawrence Family. No more cribs or baby things. It's sad and happy at the same time. Now, if we could just get her out of diapers.....baby steps. one thing at a time....