I was hesitant to move Lucy to a big girl bed for a few reasons, 1) She slept really well in the crib. 2) I was pretty sure she woke up at 7:30 AM but she didn't make noise or cry until 8:30 (Sometimes later) most days (and I'm not one to easily give up a few extra minutes of quiet!). 3) I didn't really want to fight the whole "Stay in bed" thing. I knew it was in our future, but just didn't feel like I wanted to tackle it yet. But Michael needed the crib, I was ready to put his bedding up and have him sleep in a non-transitional space. After a few weeks of trying to decide toddler bed or queen bed, we decided to let Lu sleep in our Queen guest bed one night, just to see how she did - she slept through the night and didn't get up once. (SHOCKING!!!) So we decided, why fix something that works and moved the queen bed into her room and the crib into the old guest room/new Michael's room.
Lucy calls her new bed a "Special Bed" or a "Big Girl Bed" :) She loves it.
Our guest "Bed" was just a mattress on the floor - a little obnoxious for our guests (sorry guys!) - but it has worked out SO well for our big girl. She has fallen out once (we think - she was crying on the floor of her room at 6:00 one morning and I couldn't tell if she got up and was crying because she was still tired or if she rolled out of the bed) and only fought me 2 or 3 times to stay in bed! (How did we get so lucky?!?!)
The plan is to make an upholstered headboard for our Master Bedroom and paint the head/food boards to go in Lucy's room - so she will have a bed frame soon.
She still goes to sleep, on a regular night, at 7 PM and sleeps until 7:45 AM most days. I usually let her play in her room til 8 and then go in and get her. She greets me with a "Good Morning Mommy" and a sweet hug almost every day. :)
I know what you're thinking... "So what happened to the plan to have the kids share a room" I know, I know - that was the original plan, but there isn't space in Lu's room to have both the queen bed and the crib. If we had chosen to get her a toddler bed, they would have shared, no doubt.
Guests - THERE IS STILL ROOM FOR YOU! Lucy will have slumber parties in Michael's room when you come stay, something I think she will enjoy a lot. :)
Michael loves his big crib - and his bedding is SO cute! :)
All ready for bed the first night in their new beds, it was St. Patties Day so they both HAD to wear their green jammies! :)
Hey - a few more fun facts: I get to decorate a room for a little boy now! Yippee!!! I HAVE to make a quilt for Lucy's bed. Now that's just too bad, isn't it? ;)
Have you made any switcharoos at your house lately?