This has been a big week for us and it’s only Tuesday! Sunday afternoon we were given a really nice twin bed, courtesy of Tom’s brother, Kenny. We gave the new bed to Jessica. Elaina had been sleeping in the toddler bed, but was beginning to outgrow it. We couldn’t get her to stay in it. She would sneak into our bed in the middle of the night (James’ side. He’s such a sucker!) or crawl in bed with Lydia. That’s ok on occasion, but it starts to get old when it happens every night. Anyway, she’s very happy now in Jessica’s old twin bed! The last two nights she’s slept in it all night! The poor kiddo needed more space!
Elaina sleeping comfortably in her big bed! She’s surrounded by her favorite things–monkeys and princesses!
Anjelia is beyond thrilled. She inherited the toddler bed. She couldn’t wait to go to bed Sunday night. She didn’t even ask to be rocked! We weren’t sure how she would do, so we left the crib up, just in case. She’s taken right to sleeping in her new bed at bedtime and naptime, so yesterday it happened . . . .James took the crib down. I am doing suprisingly well. It didn’t even hurt my heart to take it down. I did want to keep it, though, but after talking with James, we’ve decided not to haul it into the attic. It’s not in the best shape. It’s been used by five babies. (We had Latecia for the first nine months of her life, so she used it, too.) I’d kinda like to make something out of it for a keepsake. Any ideas?
Anjelia is so happy! She feels like a big girl!
Jessica shares a room with Anjelia. She’s been complaining about the bunny wallpaper and baby decorations. Yesterday, I stripped all the bunny wallpaper down and took the baby pictures and things off the walls. It looks so bare. Jessica was really glad to see it go. I don’t blame her. She’s not a baby!
Jessica loves the color red. I have a little more wallpaper to strip behind the headboard. Isn’t it a great bed!
I guess this makes it official now. No crib, no bunny wallpaper or baby decor. . . the nursery is gone after 8 years. . . It’s sad, but I am surprisingly not heartbroken. I suppose maybe I’ve gone through the “no more babies” grieving period and have come to terms with it. Plus, I am really enjoying the freedom that I’m beginning to have. For example, after years of not sleeping through the night, I now sleep uninterrupted nearly every night!!!! Woohoo! That part is heavenly!
If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.â€ A. A. Milne