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Tiaras and Trucks

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Farewell to the Crib

I heard somewhere that colleges frown on cribs in dorm rooms, so we decided it was finally time to convert Abbey's crib to a "big girl bed".  Honestly?  I was a little hesitant to do it for a couple of reasons, mainly that she is an extremely light sleeper who still wakes up most nights "needing" something.  I had visions of her getting out of bed constantly.

I might have considered baby-gating her into her room, but it never came to that.  (Did I just jinx us?  I hope not.)

Painting the room pink was an option, but I decided to try to work pink into the decor without completely scratching the purple paint we painstakingly chose (not to mention the rug and lampshade have purple accents and are in perfectly good condition).  I scoured the interwebs trying to find the perfect combination of bedding and curtains and wall decorations to give the room a new feel without any major updates.  There are some adorable things out there, but my no-limit AmEx got lost in the mail somewhere!

Duh-duh-duh!  Target came to my rescue yet again.  While picking up some pillows for her room, I wandered over to look at their bedding, slightly discouraged by my budget constraints.  Happily, I discovered a quilt set, curtain, and wall decals that (in my humble opinion) combine bright shades of purple, pink, yellow, and green in a whimsical way.  I'm thrilled with how it looks. 

Abbey's thrilled with it as well, especially the repositionable decals.  The ones that she can reach are constantly moving around the room.  And that is 100% ok with me.

And people?  That big girl bed is pretty far off the ground.  Between the height reminiscent of "The Princess and the Pea" and the bed rail, she's stayed snugly in bed for over a week now. 

She's growing up.

::breathe in, breathe out::

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2 Comments:

  • At February 23, 2011 at 8:00 AM , Anonymous Tiaras-and-trucks said...

    Thank you! I was starting to get "looks" when I would tell people she was still in her crib (and that I let her climb in and out of it on her own!) I like her room, too :)

     
  • At February 23, 2011 at 8:01 AM , Anonymous Tiaras-and-trucks said...

    So far, so good! She has a little cough right now, and this morning she asked if I would come and "snuggle with me a few minutes". It's a comfy bed!

     

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