You can definitely say we are in baby mode over at our house. The whole "nesting" thing is NOT made up. Just all of the sudden, you wake up one day feelings super productive and you make a list a million pages long, and then realize you only have a month left...We are really kicking it into high gear!!
In order to get the nursery done, we have to move all of June's old furniture in there, and get it painted the right color for baby boy, but before we could do that we had to get June's new furniture. I don't like things just half done and say "That will do for now" No. Not my style. I like it all done at once and done right! You have no idea what I am about to put myself through getting everything done in just 4 short weeks. It has to get done... Ya, I realize the babe doesn't need a nursery right away, but he will eventually and why not have it done, so I'm not stressing with a new born and a 2 year old?!?
We thought at first that we wouldn't put June in a bed until we moved the boy into his own room, but as time has gone on, I thought to myself and out loud to Dan, wondering why we would want to transition two kids into two new beds... why make things harder on ourselves?!? Dan agreed. So I started doing my proper mother research and read on how to make the transition as smooth as possible.
Then once the weekend hit we were ready to go get June her new furniture and turn her baby room, into a toddler room.
We loaded in the car and headed to Ikea. We knew we would be able to find what we wanted there. It was a lot of fun letting June try different beds, and picking out her sheets and bed spread. She was loving it all. We talked about the bed all day with June, with how much fun it was going to be, and we asked her a million times if she wanted to sleep in a big girl bed, she was raise her hands in the air and say YA!! That was a good sign!
We found the bed we wanted pretty quickly, we picked out a matching dresser, since baby boy is taking hers, and then a desk that she will be getting for her birthday.
After a few hours spent in Ikea we came home ready to put it all together and set up so June could sleep in her new bed that night. We realized we forgot a part of the bed so I had to run back while Dan continued to build. Thank goodness we live close!
She LOVES her bed. She loves playing with her toys and reading her books on it. It's been fun watching her climb up and down, and just playing on her big girl bed.
We were nervous for when it was actually time to go to bed. We showed her that the crib was now in baby brother's room, and this is where he will sleep once he's done sleeping in Mommy's tummy. Then we started our bedtime routine.
We are kind of sticklers when it comes to bed time and bed time routine. It's been that way for a long time, and I personally think that was the key to getting her to sleep in her bed. We did the exact same thing we do every night, and when it was time to lay her down, we did they exact same thing we did if she were to lay in her crib. It totally worked! Not even a whimper or fuss not being in her crib. She took to her new bed like a champ.
Of course I was a wreck all night long. I could not relax or turn off the video monitor. I probably was checking on her every half hour. She did so good. She has yet to fall off or get out when she is upset. Tonight she has a bit of a cold, so her little stuffy nose is bugging her, but she hasn't gotten out, and when she wakes up she just stays there. We hope that doesn't change! haha finger's crossed!
We went back and forth so much whether to get a toddler bed and twin, especially when we saw how cute and tiny those little toddler beds are, but we are SO GLAD we went with a regular twin sized. She obviously has tons of room to grow, and she is a pretty wild sleeper so a twin allows her to move around a lot without falling out! She mostly ends up at the foot of the bed, but whatever floats her boat and makes her comfortable!
Our next biggest hurtle was nap time... We for sure we would have a fight with this one, but again, routine struck again, and she didn't hesitate taking a nap. It is now night number three and still going strong. We are expecting some relapse, but as of right now she has taken the transition really well and I am so relieved and emotional about the whole thing.
We didn't put the box spring in it, and it's on the lowest bed setting. It's definitely a bed that she will grow into and be in for years to come. And as she gets older and taller we will raise the bed, but for now it's pretty low to the ground. Which makes it a little hard for an 8 month pregnant mom to get down and kiss her daughter goodnight but thankfully only 4 more weeks!!
Things are coming together.... well no they aren't, but it's a work in progress....