Thursday, February 5, 2009

I've Made My Bed, I'll Lie In It

So, apparently putting herself to bed, is not the norm for Ellerie.  Last weekend she climbed/fell out of her crib, so I sighed and got out the toddler bed.  The thing is, it was only once, so maybe I jumped the gun.  But when Tate was about this age, he threw himself out of his crib one night when he was crying.  He flipped completely over and landed on his back (head toward the crib, if that makes it clear).  He got the wind knocked out of him, and it scared the snot out of me.  Now Baby Girl goes and gets out with a big thump and a little crying and I just can't leave her in there now.  Her room doesn't even have a rug.  

When we got the bed up to her room, she was in it before we could even move it to the corner playing at sleep with her eyes closed.

Everyone just had a grand old time in that tiny little bed.  

Silly siblings, stuffed animals and books everywhere!  Hooray!

Only now, I can't leave her room at night until she's asleep because she won't stay in the bed.  She has a fit when I rock her, but that is what I've been doing because sitting on that cold floor while she flops around like a fish deciding whether or not she is tired enough to stay still is not my idea of a good time.  Nothing like living with the choices you've made;  she loves the bed.  LOVES it.  

And who wouldn't?  I mean, cute, right?

I wish I had a better shot of her quilt, because I just love it.  It has tiny dresses loosely appliqued on several of the squares.  It's really sweet.  And don't you just love her Holly Hobbies?  My mom collects Holly Hobbie stuff and found these embroidered girls somewhere (yard sale, perhaps?) and turned them into pillows.  There is Charlotte Rose, you know her, and Kitty and Pinky.  My sister made Pinky for me when I was a baby. I used to chew on her trunk.  And they all look so at home here

So, it's bye-bye crib, hello big girl bed and it's funny because a part of me feels happy and excited like she does and a part of me is really going to miss that crib.  In more ways than one.


nicola said...

oh...the big girl bed move. that is a big one! and yes(!) i love her holly hobbies! i had one, where, if you pulled her hair ribbons, her eyes opened or closed. :)
and even before my baby turned 1, i had to resort to a crib tent. he can't get himself out yet, but he was reaching for everything, chucking things in and out, so it was only a matter of time. he has always had a hard time falling asleep (not so with my daughter), so dread the big bed move!

Debbie said...

I came from Lecia's blog...cute blog and i just bought one of those cute scrabble pendants for a little girl next door. She will love it! Thanks for introducing me to Home Studio :)

Artfulife said...

Oh my goodness, she is the cutest thing! I love her bedding and the stuffies and the pillows, who wouldn't want to take a nap or sleep in such a cozy bed? I know what you mean though, putting away the crib seems so , well, final. Like no more babies in the house. Thats usually when I start to get the whole, maybe being pregnant wouldn't be soooo bad, feeling again. So cute though.

Zana said...

Oh, holly hobbie...I remember her from my days as a child!
Love your valentine's banner!

Anonymous said...

Can't believe you still have pink elephant. His trunk must be pretty gross!

A Day That Is Dessert said...

Very exciting, the move to a bigger bed!! Love, love the holly hobby - was one of my faves. Great photos. Happy weekend Elissa! xo

Dana said...

Sniffle. Sniffle. Big step for a little girl. And, a big step for momma too.

Kathy said...

Hi Liss,
Just testing to see how to sign my comment!

Carolyn said...

I love the Holly Hobbie pillows! She looks so happy in her big girl bed. That is really sweet. :)

Sherrie said...

Kathy just told me that I can leave a comment now! Now I won't feel like a blog stalker, I can actually leave you a message to let you know I love what you write!

Elissa said...

Sherrie, i am so glad you decided to stalk me ;-)