Margaret seems extremely excited about her big girl bed!!!
(She thought it was cool at this point!)
So it was time to get Margaret into a big girl bed. She's 2 1/2 and pretty long...the crib was just looking tight as of late. Not that Margaret seemed to mind. She had never tried to get out of her crib...instead just screaming at the top of her lungs till someone came and got her out. Still though, we thought it was time. We repainted an old bed of Shana's so it would be a nice bright white like the other furnature in her room. Shana had been looking(hunting) for bedding for awhile, and found some great stuff at a great price that works really well in Margaret's room. Then we bought a new mattress(which was placed upside down..so the bed was extra hard for a couple nights! ha ha). Then Aunt Janet came over and helped me(daddy) put it together. The last time I put it together myself in our old house....I think I deleted all those pictures!! ha ha Much easier with a friend(Aunt Janet helps us put lots of stuff together!!). Now..all we needed was a little girl to jump in & drift off to sleep. Still looking for that little girl. The first night there was a thunder storm. Margaret is not a fan of loud noises. So I ended up sleeping on the floor beside her bed holding her hand. The next night we began the "Super Nanny" way of training a child to stay in their bed. Pretty much...you do your normal "thang", but when the child gets out of the bed...you lovingly put them back reminding them it is bed time & that they must stay in bed.....THE FIRST TIME! The next million times they get out of bed...you pick them up and put them back without saying a word. That went on for about an hour and a half the first night. The next night it was an hour(would have been less, but at one point Margaret walked into the bed post and fell down...so I needed to hold her for a bit and calm her down). The third night it took around a half hour, but she was staying longer stretches before getting out of bed to find me. Hopefully she will continue to get use to her bed...and it will soon be a place she loves to be.