Monday, August 13, 2012

Big Girl Bed

Before
We have been talking for a while about converting Hollyn's crib into a toddler bed, but haven't been in a rush since she's never crawled out of it.  We also didn't want too much change around the time Bryn was born.  When we painted Bryn's nursery, we went ahead & painted Hollyn's walls {light lavender} and got her new bedding, curtains, and pretty girly knobs for her dressers for a temporary big girl room. {Since we had been spending so much time on baby sister's room, we didn't want her to feel left out.} Since Hollyn is fully acquainted with this house now, is an awesome sleeper in her room, and Bryn isn't so new any more, we figured it was a good time.
We went to Target tonight and found a handle lock for her bedroom door. We aren't sure if she'll stay in her bed when she wakes up or get out and decide to come on downstairs.  We wanted to be safe and go ahead and put a handle lock on her door, just in case.  We would feel horrible if she fell down the stairs in the middle of the night or something.  We didn't get home from Target until 8, and decided to just go for it!
 I put Hollyn in her crib to get a couple last pictures of her {my first baby} in her crib for the last time!  She, for the very first time, was trying to climb out!!  She said "I get out my crib!!"



Hollyn wanted her picture taken with Bryn in her chair while Chris started on the bed!


Yay! It's finished!!!

She was so excited and crawled right up in it and immediately wanted to go to sleep! 
 
Look at my big girl all covered up in her bed!!!


 

Here she is on the surveillance camera in her room!  Looks like she's still doing just fine!!!

Update 8/15/12:  The next morning, I heard Hollyn on the monitor and went to her room.  She was still lying down in her bed, exactly where we left her the night before.  She stood up and lifted her arms for me to get her out like always!  It's almost like she didn't realize at all that her bed had changed!  That afternoon, when she was ready for her nap, she grabbed her blankie & passy and went uptairs and got in her bed all by herself!  I was a few seconds behind her to turn on her humidifier (for the noise),  kiss her goodnight and to shut her door!   We had a second successful night last night! 
I am so proud of my big girl!  I'm so thankful she's a good sleeper/napper!   

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