Saturday, August 14, 2010

Braden's Big Boy Bed

We just bought Braden his big boy bed. ~Sniff~

I've kept him in his crib for so long because he really does love it. Also for selfish reasons because it keeps him trapped a little longer in the mornings while I stretch and try to roll out of bed on those mornings where he deems it necessary to wake up before the booty crack of dawn.

We've been on the lookout for just the right one for a while now. I knew we were inheriting Kirk's mattresses when he went off to college, and I figured that would be a good time to make the switch. Well, the time has come; Kirk left yesterday, leaving his mattresses for the taking.

I'm not exactly sure how I feel about this new turned-over-leaf. Thankful that he's growing into such a healthy, sweet, big boy, but saddened because he's my baby. Seeing him go to sleep at night in a big boy bed is just one step closer to the he will be the one moving to college.

Avery's switch seemed more natural because we were moving to a new house, and since we were expecting Braden's arrival in a few months, we just set up her big girl room when we moved in.

So this is where I am now. Avery gave up her crib for Braden. Who is Braden giving up his crib for? Kenny said, "let's get to work!" I'm not sure it's that easy. I'm still on the fencepost about a third child. That doesn't have to be decided now, but that in itself makes me sad. Am I closed for business? I feel like our family is complete, but don't really want to be. Weird. Thoughts. Swirling. in this now tangent paragraph.

At any rate, Braden is completely thrilled, as am I because we found the PERFECT bed! I just thought I had found the perfect bed a few weeks ago, and was watching and waiting because the price seemed to keep falling from week to week. Good thing I did because the one we ended up with is ten times better for crazy cheap!

I want to show a sneak peak, but his room is a mess now, with the treasure of a dresser I found a few weeks ago for super duper cheap, a new trunk to hold his toys that won't fit in the storage under his completely awesome new bed, the bed itself in pieces, plus the crib, changing table and rocking chair still in tact from before...oh and the futon. Can we say crowded? Plus, the icing on the cake (the bedding) is still in the process of being shipped. So, if anyone does care to see pictures, they'll just have to wait for the reveal that will come once it's all put together. Which will probably be soon because Braden is just as excited as I am, so I will be working hard to get it pulled together as quickly as possible.

This is the teaser blog...and a little journal for myself.


Stacy said...

How exciting! I can't wait to see pictures! :) Proud of you and your good deals!

Kat Simpson said...

Can't wait to see how it all turns out - knowing you it will be gorgeous. I understand the mixed feelings too - missing my 'baby' today :) MamaKat

Laura said...

1. How dare you post a teaser blog! I was scrolling down slowly so I wouldn't accidentally see a pic before I finished reading, and pic.
2. I know you were being all sentimental & junk, but some of your comments made me laugh. {Booty crack of dawn...Am I closed for business?...In this now tangent paragraph....} Yep, I'm easily amused.

Shelley said...

I love you Jamey! I miss you so much. Reading your stories makes me laugh. Although I completely understand your thoughts. I am sure I will be full of emotion when it is Jace's turn to be in a big boy bed b/c he is the final one. Moving Lawson was somewhat natural for the same reasons as Easton and Avery. Having baby boy #3 was a big jump but of course I feel so blessed. Love you and can't wait to see your pics of the new bed... : )

P.S. I am trying to blog again. I feel the desperate need to document. ha ha!