Hello, Big Girl Bed!

May 24, 2007

I promised my next post would be on Evely’s new bed. First, however, I must give a picture and a last sigh to the crib.

Please pay a little homage with me. . .

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This is the last time Evely used the crib. Yes, she is wearing her shoes. To take them off would start a small civil war in the household. Eeeek.

Tom and I put the new Big Girl Bed together after heaving her crib downstairs for the garage sale. She just couldn’t get it. We got the frame together and started telling her that she was going to sleep on her new bed tonight. We exclaimed about the bigness of it and how she was a big girl now. She looked on with quite the puzzled look on her face. Her little brows kept drawing closer and closer together the more she looked at the wooden frame and slats. Finally she said “Mama, I don’t want to.” She said it very softly but then gained momentum and repeated it over and over.

Finally when we put the mattress on the frame she saw it as it would be – comfortable and bed-like. Her face lit up in a huge smile and she said “IT’S MY BED!!!” and hopped right on it.

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It was the cutest thing ever. She has done really well sleeping in it, her new freedom of getting up has consisted of creeping over to her book basket and reading in bed. I love finding her amongst a bed full of books in the morning.

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She asked her Daddy to come sleep in her bed.

Karen

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13 responses to Hello, Big Girl Bed!

  1. Ahhhhh. . . how sweet.

    I know how terribly hard it is to see the crib go. I sold all of my baby things in Aunt Joyce’s garage sale, but I couldn’t part with the crib until we moved. James talked me into letting go of it. It’s such a bittersweet thing to do.

    Evely is growing up and turning into a little girl. You have so many wonderful moments ahead.

    I have a pillow case to match her bedding set. Next time I see you I’ll pass it along.

  2. Thanks! I was very thankful to have the bedding set when we put the bed together. She calls it her “princess bed”. I think she is just starting to know what a princess is.

    Yeah, it was hard to see it go, but I’m fine now. I am happy to be on to the next stages too.

    Has your day been better today?

  3. She is so cute!

  4. Aww, how sweet!

    I’m still trying to decide if I’ll be “OK” once the crib is gone. I’m still trying to picture letting go of the infant seat….

  5. That’s funny. . .I was just telling Tom the other day that all these years I thought it said “Nobody Does It Like Sara Lee”. I read a truck that said “doesn’t” and I was surprised! :rolleyes

  6. You and me both, Karen! When I was little I used to sing “Nobody DOES IT like Sara Lee”!

  7. Hey,
    I have to post on this one.
    I could not bring myself to sell the crib my babies used. Of course we did not have all the paraphernalia that you younger mothers have in today’s world. Maybe the crib meant more. Anyway, I kept it and bought a new matress for it when Julian arrived. My 3 wonderful grandchildren have all used the same crib at my house that their mother slept in.
    AND–when we had our garage sale the other day, I asked K about putting it in the sale. Guess what–the answer was “no, Evely might still use it at your house.” Was that an excuse or will she really use it?
    Whatever– When Evely is through with it, I am too.
    Mom (or Mommo)

  8. Awww…congrats, Evely!!!

  9. She is growing up! My little Evie is growing up!!!!!!!

  10. Yes, Mom, you keep asking what to do with the crib and I just don’t know what to tell you. It’s an antique by now. . .along with the highchair that YOU sat in when you were little!

  11. What a big girl Evely is getting to be!

  12. Ian’s crib was beautiful and I finally parted with it. I gave it to a mother in need. She still uses it. It was sad parting with Ian’s crib. All the sweet smells and messes that were in that crib are still vivid in my mind. His little toes would help him crawl right up out of that crib, he was like a monkey, his little toes could take him anywhere.
    I miss baby stuff.
    I am glad for Evely enjoying her new bed. She is beautiful. Last time I saw her she was so little.

  13. Hi Kandi –

    It does help to know that your baby things go to someone who will love it as much as you do. Someone who will appreciate it and remember their babies in it.