Today was a big day for Ellen & Meghan. We went from this:
Yes, we have made the transition to toddler beds. We have been planning on doing this for a while since the girls first climbed out of their cribs a couple months ago. I knew it was time, but surprisingly, they rarely climbed out of their cribs so I kept putting it off. Then, a couple weeks ago, we bought that adorable toddler bedding as part of their birthday present. The only thing that would make it cuter is if the beds were wood color, but we got them super cheap from another twin mom, and I just couldn't pass up the deal. Still adorable though- and I LOVE the bedding- so perfect for their room!
Aaron suggested we take down the cribs last week, but I panicked and just couldn't do it. Of course, part of it was the fear of the girls no longer being contained. But, it also occurred to me that the crib Ellie sleeps in (the one on the left above) had not moved from that room for 8 years!! We set it up when we were expecting Kenny and it has just stayed assembled in their room since then. It was just kind of sad-like the end of an era. But, again tonight, Aaron was motivated and wanted to get it done. He wasn't going to let me put it off again. So, the disassembly began.
The girls even peeked their head in to say good-bye to their cribs. This is an attempt at a picture of Meghan when she was actually saying "bye-bye bed" and waving.
They were sooooooo excited when they saw their new beds and so much fun jumping/climbing on them and just checking them out:
So, I was hopeful that all would go well when it actually came time to go to bed. I got their pajamas on, brushed their teeth and tried to read them a story, but they were just too excited about their new beds to let me read more than a page. So, I had them climb into bed and went to cover them and say good-night and they FREAKED OUT!!! They got upset, started crying, saying "no bed" and climbing out.
Okay, not going to be so easy.... they didn't think it was quite as much fun when it became real.
So, I turned out the light, put them in their bed again and sat in the rocking chair between the beds and pulled their beds close so I could reach them. I sat there and stroked their head and/or backs until they calmed down and eventually....finally...fell asleep. My original thought was to take a picture in their pajamas when I first tucked them in, but they were so upset that wasn't going to happen. But, I just couldn't resist a picture of my sleeping beauties.
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