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This weekend, our biggest project didn't involve a single paint brush or power tool. You may remember, last November, sanity trumped aesthetics and we got a crib tent for Greta-girl. To this day, we stand by that decision. It saved us all. And for the past almost year, we have all been sleeping giants.
This weekend, Greta finally outgrew her crib tent and it had to come off. At first we thought, by some miracle, she had forgotten how to climb out of her crib--which was the reason for the tent in the first place, but ahh, no such luck. Which only left us with one option--err, I guess broken bones could be a second option. But, we decided to convert her crib into a toddler bed. This picture sums up how she feels about the whole thing:
Ecstatic. There were so many moments this weekend where we would find Greta hanging out on her "new" bed. We put a child lock on the doorknob inside of her room, so she can't escape during the night, and that does restore some peace of mind. The sleeping transition otherwise? It's getting better. We have had to go in and turn off her light multiple times the first night, but as each day passes, she must be realizing that her room, although significantly more fun due to the fact that she can move freely, is still not that fun. We have never really kept any toys in her bedroom, besides her corner swing, to distract her from sleeping, so besides the animal friends in her bed--which are abundant--there really isn't much to get out of bed. At least that is what we keep telling her.
Nap time is still a different story. A story I am almost too tired to tell--but we are holding onto those precious two hours for as long as we can. (I can hear her running around her room right now. Sigh.)
In the coming months, as soon as we get the hang of sleeping unconfined down, and get Greta a new twin-sized bed--we are anxious to give her a big-girl room, too. We've even talked about adding a little canopy over her bed when the time comes, since she loved sleeping in her tent so much.
Anyone else transitioning their tot from crib to bed?? Feel free to share your own story or any tips on what has worked for you.
Psst. A new living room addition just arrived in the mail! Can't wait to share that with you tomorrow. :)