Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Big girl bed and walking baby

 


My girls are growing up.

Over the summer, we moved Miss H to her "big girl" bed, otherwise known as the toddler bed conversion from her crib. Yes, my girl slept in a crib until well after her third birthday. It was working for her, working for us, and in my opinion, if it ain't broke....you know the rest.

Anywho, we finally made the leap and moved her into her big girl bed, prepared for her to explore her new found freedom. And then? Nothing. She stayed in her bed in her room without fail. She even stayed in her bed in the mornings when she woke up. Seriously? Yes ma'am! (You can hate me now.)

Every once in awhile she would get up out of her bed to grab a book or a small toy, but then hop back into bed. I would find her in bed in the morning with something that I did not put her to bed with, but I am okay with that. The moral of this story is, I am so glad that we kept her in a crib as long as we did.

Over the last several days, Baby B has been cautiously taking her first steps. She will take a few steps, fall down, and then look up at you with a huge grin. Every day that goes by she spends more time on her feet and less on her hands and knees.

When I see that little baby toddling around, it feels too soon. Yes, she is 13 months old and she should be walking. But she is my baby! She seems too small to be walking around already.

My girls are growing up. Growing up too fast. I want to freeze time because I know that in ten years when they want to be driven to the mall and dropped off at the movies, I will look back and long to relive these days. Well, maybe not freeze. Maybe just slow it down a bit.

Or maybe? Maybe it is time for Babybud #3....

Just sayin'!

Erin

9 comments:

Kmama said...

Buddy was in his bed until a week before his 3rd birthday. He's like Miss H. He almost never gets out of his bed...he'll call to us for stuff.

Buster will be 3 in December. I have no plans to move him out of his crib anytime soon, because he takes too long to fall asleep at night (sometimes up to 2 hours), so I don't feel like fighting with him to go to sleep or stay in his bed.

Baby B is walking? Oh my goodness. When's the last time you posted pics of your girls? It seems like Baby B was just a tiny infant.

EMM said...

Babybud 3? Yes, please!! Lil' B needs a little brother.....;)

Shell said...

I'll vote for #3. :)

They are growing up!

P.S. we kept my middle in a crib until right before he turned 3.

Jess said...

I hear ya! I told Kevin a few weeks ago that I think I want 4 kids... FOUR! (I'm not kidding) He said that might be ok. ;)

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Mommy Is Green said...

You are so lucky Miss H stays in her bed! I'm very jealous. We bought our son an expensive organic mattress for his crib to toddler bed conversion and he won't stay in his bed all night. I'm working on it though.

Thirteen months is definitely the time you realize your baby is getting big too fast. I completely understand. :)

Hello! I'm Kate. said...

I feel like I could have written this post! lol I'm ready for baby #2 for sure!

And I've been reading this sleep training book & she recommends that if it works for your family to keep your baby in their crib til they're 3. We will be doing the same if it keeps working!

Hello! I'm Kate. said...

PS CONGRATULATIONS on the big steps into a bed & the real big steps!!!

blueviolet said...

She's staying in bed? That's fantastic!!!! And your little one is toddling? What a summer!