Sunday, April 20, 2008

My brand-new leopard-skin pillbox...bed?

I've mentioned already that James got a new bed. And now I want to tell you all about transitioning into it. You see, the first day we got it, we just covered it with a fuzzy blanket and let the boy play on it. We weren't sure what he'd think of it, but luckily, he was enthralled. He spent hours just sitting on the bed and playing. Here you can see him leaning over the edge, testing out those side rails to make sure they're in proper working order:

So, it was a hit. But we really had no idea when we'd start trying to get him to sleep in it. Well, as usual, he was waaaaaaaaay ahead of us and made his own "transition" one night when we put him to bed in the big bed:

This is James, circa 10 p.m., sleeping half on our bed and half on the toddler bed. Doesn't look too comfortable to me, but hey, what do I know?

And let me just say a couple of things about that picture. First--hilarious! Second--the blanket we had placed on the toddler bed there was taken off, so all that's left is a mattress, and those stains look kinda hinky to me when I see them there in the picture, but in real life? They're pink. As in, most likely juice stains. NOT POO. Just so you know.

Anyway, moving on...soon James was lying in "James' bed" and pretending to sleep. At first he took the big bed comforter with him...

But then we finally got a crib sheet and he had his very own little place to snuggle up and snooze.

He hasn't slept in it all night yet, but he still loves it, and every day we get closer. Maybe some day (some night?) soon I will get to sleep all through the night!

Sweet dreams, everyone!


At 1:23 PM, Blogger rach cortest said...

James looks so proud of his bed!!! He is adorable, as always. Della has her new bed and she loves it. She even slept in it one night for 8 hours and it is in her own room. However, that has only happened once. love,rachel

At 1:16 PM, Anonymous Tara said...

As yes - the big "transition." That's great that he likes it- and will play in it! That's a HUGE step in the right direction!! Go James :)


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