It happened sooner in the week than I had planned. Yesterday turned out to be the big day. We took the front rail off of Charlie’s crib and transitioned her to a “big girl” bed. In addition, we moved everything out of her drawers into organizers in the closet as a preemptive strike on any “redecorating” by Charlie.
Late in the afternoon, her crib turned into this toddler bed.
Charlie was thrilled to find Elmo covering a bed that she could easily climb into and out of. I’ve heard other mothers say they were sad when this day came. I can’t say that I share in the sentiment.
Our baby experience has been longer than average and exhausting. I feel relieved we reached this milestone. I am caught up in the excitement of a new bed for Charlie. Mostly, I find solace in moving one more step forward. We are inching closer to leaving all this behind.