Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Big Bed and Big Changes!

Over a month ago, we moved Lexi into a big bed and a new room. We've been wanting to move her for awhile but I was so hesitant because she has always gone to bed SO well in her crib. She was really really excited about the big bed. When we set it up, she played on it for hours. The first week she did AMAZING! She didn't know that she could get out of the bed so it wasn't a challenge at all. The second week was a little rougher because she learned how to climb out. She got better and was doing really well especially at nap time AND then we cut the binkie!

It was a long time coming. I was the sucker and had a hard time taking it away. She was only using it at nap time and bed time so it was difficult to get rid of. After our challenge with the new bed I decided that it was probably better to do it now instead of wait for the baby. So one night I cut it (I teared up a little) and placed it on her dresser. She found it, brought it to me and said binkie boke. I told her if binkie was broke she should probably throw it away. She walked over to the garbage and tossed it. After that she only asked for it a couple times but we would remind her it broke. We had a rough week of very little naps and hour long bedtimes. I am proud to say we are getting better! We have been binkie free for 2 weeks! She really hasn't asked for it at all. We are still trying to figure out a new way to get her to relax for bedtime. She has had lots of tears and even fell asleep in front of her door a couple of times. It has been a challenge but I know it was the for the best! We sure love our little girl! I have to admit it is sometime hard to get mad at her when she gets out of bed and peeks her head out of her room and says Hi Mommy, love you.

Here are a couple pictures of her first night in her new bed and her room!

Another big change that is about to happen is in 2 weeks we will have a new little guy in our arms and home! We are so excited and nervous at the sametime. I can't believe we are on the count down of days! I am so ready to not be pregnant. This last week physically has been a challenge for me. I have to admit I've shed a few tears from being so uncomfortable. Work is getting really challenging and I am ready for a break! I am also incredibly nervous to have 2 kids. I know its going to be an adjustment for all of us. I am nevous for Lexi. I know she will have a love/hate relationship with him for a while. She is pretty baby obssessed right now but she is also a big mommy's girl. I am also afraid to leave her. My first night away from her will be my first night in the hospital. It will be weird to not have Lex be my only focus. I sure love my little girl. She is my buddy. We do everything together. I hope she will some how understand that even though she will have to share my attention she will always be baby girl!

I am also so excited to meet my new little guy. I love him so much already and I know that he will capture my heart even more when I get to hold him in my arms! He is already so loved!

(I am embarrassed to post this picture, but I needed to post a picture Lexi and I. So don't mind the 9 month very large pregnant whale.)


The Ravsten's said...

You two are so cute. Your relationship will be a wonderful one forever. It's an exciting time in your life. Go for it! You're going to be great. Best wishes.

Beck said...

Her new room is so dang cute! I am so excited for you to have a boy. Boys are so fun!! Just remember its completely normal with your second to have a hard time adjusting and feeling bad about not having the one on one time anymore with your first. I would cry all the time feeling bad that brinn wasnt getting all my attention anymore. Good luck with everything! Cant wait to see him!!

tylerandtia said...

Ha ha you are NOT a whale! I can't believe we are almost done!! And her room turned out soooo darling! I love it! Now get ready for lots of blue and red :)

The Hanson Family said...

I love that picture of you and Lexi and down the road, you'll look back and be so happy you have it. I can't wait to meet your little man!