Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Ch-ch-changes

We are doing our best to get some big changes in Skyler's life out of the way before the greatest shift of them all occurs with Mason's arrival in just a few *gulp* short weeks. We are "pursuing" potty training, though not on an overly active basis. We moved out Skyler's dresser into Mason's room. And now, now we have removed his crib and replaced it with this:


Skyler's big boy bed, his race car chariot to dreamland. We made the transition slowly, partially out of our desire to be sensitive to Skyler's dislike of change though largely due to lack of courage and love for our own sleep. We had no idea what this new bed would bring out in Skyler, we still don't really as this is only day three of it being in full use. So far so good, though I am not sure he has fully grasped just how much freedom he truly has in this new bed. It frightened him a bit the first night, though only when we got down to the business of getting him to sleep in the bed. He loved the idea of a bed he could 'drive' and he didn't really seem to notice (or at least mention) the lack of his crib. He has slept as he usually has otherwise, which frankly I am just waiting for the other shoe to drop. I am sure it can't be this easy.


I also made some changes to the decor in Skye's room. It has always been largely dominated by dinosaurs, but it has become quite clear over the last year that his true love is cars. So with the introduction of the car bed I thought some more car themed decoration would be appropriate. I painted the roads onto his walls and still plan to get some little cars up there as well. It's a work in progress. Hopefully it will all pull together before Mason arrives, including Skyler's full acceptance of this new sleeping arrangement.

8 comments:

Jamie said...

I absolutely LOVE the car bed!! :) Where did you find it??

I've been thinking about decorating Bo's new room in cars. I love the roads on the wall. SOOO cute!

I hope the transition to the new bed continues to go well. I soooo do not feel ready for that!

Ann(ie) said...

That is the cutest bed ever!!!!! We haven't made that transition yet, but it's coming soon, I know.

LutherLiz said...

I love the roads and the car bed! Very cute! Good luck with all the transition.

Jeni said...

Thanks guys! Jamie- I am not sure where the car bed came from as it was a gift from my in-laws. My MIL is a slave to online shopping though, so I am sure it's somewhere out there on Google. It didn't look exactly like that to start with either, I painted over the wheels (because they were a plain blue), and I had to paint over the screws (which were their original brass).

Pregnantly Plump said...

what a great bed! And I love the roads on the wall, too. What a cool big boy room!

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

Cute walls! Glad it's going fairly well with that transition. There's going to be a lot of changes in his life soon. It's good that you got this one out of the way as soon as you could.

Hope you're feeling well!

kristine said...

That is awesome to hear! I am glad so far everything is going well. Knock on wood it stays that way. The wall looks great. Graycen saw the car bed and said, "Mommy, I would LOVE to sleep in that car bed!"

Soupy said...

OH !I love your changes- and YAY for a big boy bed and he is staying in it? You go, girl :) Can't wait for the final days here for you :) so excited to see Mason!