Sunday, March 29, 2009
Bye, Bye Crib
Stuey is officially done with his crib. Last night Dustin and Shannon came and took it away--now Nora sleeps on a twin mattress on the floor and Stuey is in Nora's toddler bed. Tonight's bedtime routine went better than last night-both kids were asleep by 8:15. I think the fact that we took them on a LONG walk helped the tired factor this evening!
It was bittersweet watching the crib get dismantled and moved out. Tears came to my eyes.
The crib was one of the last "baby" type of pieces of furniture we had! Travelling will be easier now, without a crib, as we can put kids down on the floor, mattress, etc. I think more importantly, getting rid of the crib signifies the end of an era. An end of the baby/crib era-one full of sleepless nights, trying to set a sleeping baby down in the crib, etc. In some ways I felt relieved, as if to say, "we survived!! the crib is gone!". As if we found out we passed the test of babyhood parenting and got an A or a B grade. And the prize is to get rid of the crib. Here comes the toddler era! So far, so good! Now about them diapers....