Look who's got a big boy bed!
Sam decided, almost overnight, he no longer wanted to sleep in his crib. I couldn't blame him - he was getting so big and tall, he couldn't have been very comfortable in there. And I was having quite a time lifting him in and out. So bed shopping we went. Gram went shopping with us and the salesman let Sam try out his bed before we bought it. He loved it, and still does.
Since getting the bed he's added a new part to our nighttime routine - Daddy has to lay down with him until he falls asleep. And Daddy almost always falls asleep in the process!
Sam gets up in the night some, and will just appear at our bedside, dangling his blankie in front of our faces. It can be a little unnverving to wake up to the silhouette of a little person just inches from your face. But overall, it's been a positive transition and he loves the other little changes we made to his room including his special reading chair and his art table.
Someday, when Sam has a little brother or sister, we'll need the white furniture for the nursery and we'll get Sam his own bedroom set. Until then, this setup, as one of Sam's favorite storybook characters would say, is JUST RIGHT!
We left the quilt, which used to be centered above the crib, in the same place, now not-centered on the wall. The dresser and shelves are in the same place, too.
There's his special reading chair!
Last morning in his crib...
First morning in his big boy bed!
Special Reading Chair!
*disclaimer: Sam's room hasn't been this clean since the photos were taken a month ago!*