Friday, August 27, 2010

Bye, Bye Crib...Hello Big Boy Bed!

Jackson showed us how easy it was for him to climb out of his crib last week. So we lowered it...the little monkey showed us how easy it was to still climb out...again, and again, and again. I researched the crib tent a bit and decided it wasn't in our best interest (not to mention Babies R Us took it off their shelves a year ago due to a recall)...which resulted in the only option--convert the crib.

I thought it was too soon to convert his crib, but doing so is safer than climbing out.

Alas, we have a big boy in a big boy bed! I thought it would be some special milestone but really it was a quick modification to the crib by Sierra...and voila--the toddler bed was ready for business! 

Click here for a video of Jackson exploring his big boy bed!

No big party. No shopping trip for a special new bed. No long talks about the change. No stories about big boys...our big boy was SO ready for this bed! He jumped right in, and on, and all over it with a HUGE smile because he knew what it was and he looked SO PROUD. He brought some books into bed with him, his water, his favorite animals, and after some milk and me pretending to sleep on his bed, he was fast asleep...only woke up once during the night from rolling out..."fall! fall! fall!" but a quick hug and pat on his head was all he needed to go back to sleep because, after all, he is a big boy now! 

I did it! I slept in my big boy bed! High 5, Monkey!

A few minutes old...our baby boy already smiling at us...a year-and-a-half later we still love his smiles, and find that each new stage is even more exciting!

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