Big Boy Bed

J and I decided to keep the queen sized mattress and to move it into Henry’s room.  Our new bed gets delivered on Saturday, and we’ll be setting up Henry’s “big boy bed” the same day.  I bought a mattress frame, a waterproof mattress pad, new sheets, and a comforter set.  It should all get delivered this week.  I’ll be sure to post some pictures when we get it all set up. 


 I have so many mixed emotions about all of this.  I’m excited that he’s old enough for a bed and can transition out of his crib.  But, it’s also really sad.  My baby is growing up and becoming a little boy, and I feel like I’m struggling to keep up with his rate of growth.

I’m also a bit concerned about how the transition from crib to bed is going to go.  I have a feeling that it’s going to be a rough first few nights, but we’ll see.  How did your child take to transitioning from crib or toddler bed to a regular bed?

Beds

Ok, so I need thoughts and opinions.  J and I just bought a new bed (the band had a mattress fundraiser – and it was time anyway).  And, I’m struggling on what to do with my old mattress.

My first thought was to give it to Henry.  He’s still in his crib and needs to transition to a bigger bed.  But, I worry about giving a toddler a queen sized bed….I never heard of anyone doing it.  Is it nuts to give such a small kid a huge bed?

The upside to this is that we wouldn’t have to then purchase a twin or full bed for him.  And let’s be honest, a full isn’t that much smaller than a queen.

Am I crazy for thinking of giving an almost 3 year old a queen size bed?

Growing Up

       
Right before these pictures were taken Henry had fallen down and scrapped his knees and hands.  He was so somber and looked so grown up that I had to snap a few photos.

He no longer looks like a baby anymore.  The little boy in him is showing through more and more each day. 

My Baby

I was talking to Henry last night, and we had a conversation that went like this:

Me: are you my baby?

Henry: no.  I’m not a baby.  Edith is a baby.

Me: I think you’re still my baby.

Henry: No.  I’m not a baby.  Edith is a baby.

This choked me up for two reasons.  One it’s just plain adorable.  Two, he doesn’t want to be a baby anymore.  He used to always answer that question with a resounding “Yes!”

Today my good friends Kat and Eric’s BABY turned one!  Happy Birthday Edith!  Know you’re special and loved!

me and baby Edith

Potty Training

……or lack thereof….

Henry is going to turn 3 in June (omg where did the time go?) and he’s still in diapers.  Not only is he still in diapers, but he is showing no interest whatsoever in potty training.  And, by “no interest” I mean he is showing willful objections to the slightest mention in the potty.  He starts crying and yells no anytime you bring up underwear or sitting on the potty.

I’ve tried candy, iPad time, and just plain being stern, but nothing works.  This kid has sat on his training potty for 20 minutes holding it (I knew he had to go because his nap time diaper was dry) and then when I told him we’d try again later, he got up, walked a few steps and then peed all over the floor….

I’ve gained from this that he just plain isn’t ready yet.  But, because he’s almost three, he’s missing out on opportunities because he isn’t potty trained.  He can’t do the summer program at the little gym because of it, and the preschool I’m looking into, he’ll be with 2 year olds instead of the 3 year olds.  And, on top of everything else, I am just over changing diapers.

How do you potty train a stubborn child who adamantly refuses to do it?

Selling a House

Selling a house right now sucks.  It really does.  Back in September when we put our house on the market we did everything we could to make sure that it looked awesome!  We redid our kitchen cabinets, completely gutted and redid our master bathroom (thankfully insurance paid for most of it), we did landscaping and a thousand other odd jobs around the house to get it to sell.  After all of that, I felt a huge sense of pride in what we had done to our house and I was positive that someone would come in and buy it in a few short weeks.  


We got an offer fairly quickly, but they RAN when they saw the inspection report.  Even though we fixed most of the issues…the buyers didn’t want anything to do with our house after that….

Then, we waited……and waited.  We got an offer on our house in early October, and we didn’t have anyone come to see our house again until February.  That’s when I got really irritated with my realtor and when our contract was up, we switched to another.  

Things really seem to be picking up since the switch.  We had a showing last week, and we are having two showings today.  I have to say that I feel somewhat guilty that my mom and J and hurriedly cleaning the house for these showings, while I’m basically just sitting around at work.  My schedule’s all thrown off because of assemblies and field trips, and all the kids I would normally see aren’t available for me to pull out.

I’m really hoping that these showings are going to go really well.  I want to move closer to work, and just be done with commuting.  I want to be able to not have my life in limbo anymore.  It’s so hard to make plans with people when you have to add “unless our house sells, and then we can’t do it.”