Three Kids and a Dog

Monday, February 15, 2016

Hailey Gets a Big Girl Bed

 The time has come. Last night Hailey slept in her big girl bed for the first time. At 2 years and 4 months, she is the oldest of my three to transition to a big bed and the timing was right (so far!). She enjoyed seeing her crib being taken down and wanted to know where it went but she climbed right up into her new bed like it had been there all along.

We didn't know what to expect when she went to bed last night or how many times we were going to have to put her back in her bed. Miraculously (maybe because we were owed it because she's our third and we've paid our dues with the other two), she was asleep within 10 minutes and we didn't hear a peep out of her until 6:15 this morning.

I was still skeptical when I put her down for nap this afternoon to see if she'd stay in her bed but again she did great and was asleep in another 10 minutes. As I write this, I am watching her on the video monitor and she's awake but playing nicely in her bed then alternately resting her head on her pillows, not quite ready to get up. She's not calling me or getting out of her bed.

Is it possible that she transitioned this easily to a bed? If so, check. We've completed all of the hard toddler tasks in my opinion and we are well on our way to easy lane when it comes to the little kid stuff. That's after three kids and more than 9 years later. Yes, we've been doing this for almost a decade now and I am ready for the easier little kid stuff like enjoying a nice conversation at dinner together, ski vacations as a family and some of the bigger kid stuff we can't quite take Hailey too yet.

Most moms might have shed a tear seeing the crib that all three of the kids use being taken down and knowing that it won't be used again by our family. But this mom is happy to move on to the next decade of years with our family. Although, I'm sure they too will be hard in their own ways.


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