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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Transition to a Big Boy Bed

This past Saturday (1/26), we assembled William's twin bed in his big boy room (or big boy room until we move). William was very excited to help with Daddy's tools and it only took us about an hour to remove the full bed and bed frame and assemble the twin bed. Ok, by we I mean my husband since I can't lift anything being 27 weeks pregnant.

Two weeks ago we had reconfigured the furniture in this same room because I sold an Ikea armoire through my local buy/sell page. Since the house is on the market, we moved things around to make the room look larger and it looks even better now with only William's furniture.

Last night (1/29) I decided to try and put William to sleep for the night in his bed. My husband and I have been spending time with him in the room setting it up, reading books and getting dressed to introduce him to his big boy room so the baby can have the other room. Well, it went MUCH better than I expected. I think my husband was pretty surprised to see him asleep in the bed.

This was all bittersweet for me. I wish I had thrown a last night in the crib celebration (only partly kidding) because now I hope he stays in the bed for good. Why switch him now? Well, I really didn't want to deal with a new house, new room, new bed and new baby all at once. Seemed like too much for our little boy. So, I just put him down for his first nap and managed to take a picture with my phone (sans flash of course). I hope he has sweet dreams!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Create Space. Find Joy.

I'm not even sure how many of you still follow me here since I have long ago fallen off the "regular blogger" bandwagon and jumped on the mom of a toddler, 6 months pregnant, house on the market, feels like something is always happening wagon. While it seems crazy and it can be, I wouldn't change it. Not that I don't care to share with you, my readers, but because as my little boy starts talking more and more each day and my belly grows larger and larger, I am always reminded to spend as much time with him as I can. Much like Rachel at Finding Joy.

I came across Rachel's blog via one of her Dear Mom letters and was hooked. Even though I have one child and she has seven, her writing reminds me to step back and take it easy and many times I need someone more than my husband telling me so in order to do so. Why mention Rachel today? Well, our mornings were both filled with snuggles from our little boys this morning.

William slept until 8:20am yesterday, a Sunday!, which is unheard of. Today he was hollering for me at 6:30 which normally only means one thing: dirty diaper. So, after cleaning him up, I grabbed his blanket from the crib, sat in the chair with him, holding him like a baby, looking at his face. This position has once again become comfortable as my belly grows. I softly sang and rubbed his hair and tickled his face and back asleep he went…I soon followed.

After thirty minutes of chair sleeping, I put him in his crib and he slept until 8:10 a.m. I love holding him close and hope he lets me cuddle him for a long time to come. This morning even though I was awake and could have done other things, I wanted to snuggle William. Rachel's post reminds me to Create Space. Find Joy. I think I'm going to make a canvas of it and have it to look at all the time.