It was time to say goodbye to the crib.
And hello to the Big Girl Bed:
Zoe was so excited when she came home from preschool:
And she slept all night (almost) in her Big Girl Bed:
I say “almost” because at about 11:30, there was a terrible thud. Then there was a pitiful wail. I rushed in to find Zoe lying on the floor. I scooped her up, soothed her, put her in bed, and then crawled in next to her for a few minutes.
When she was quiet, I asked, “Can I go back to my own bed now?”
“Okay,” she said. “Thank you.”
I went back to bed and didn’t hear a peep until 6:40 AM, when I went in to locate the Two Chickies (essential comfort objects). Then she played in bed until she noticed her special magic alarm clock had turned green, which meant it was time to start yelling for Mama and Daddy. So, it was a great first night in the Big Girl Bed!
It was lovely to put her to bed without crib bars in the way. It was wonderful to be able to hop into bed with her for a minute. It was amazing that the special magic alarm clock did its job.
But the best, best part was hearing those two little words: “Thank you.” Spontaneous. Heartfelt. Stunningly grown up.
That’s my baby.