Sunday, May 18, 2008

Big Girl Sleeping

This weekend we finally got Kate's big girl room put together. The bed is in and made. The dresser, lamp, bookshelf all ready to go. Books and little girly things moved. The only big thing we're missing are the curtains (and some stuff on the walls, but I suck at that). I bought the curtains at Pottery Barn Kids and I discovered after ironing them that one was about 2 inches shorter than the other. ARGH. I'll have to take them back this week and just have them open packages there until I find two the same length. (and then I can post pictures) I also still have to move her clothes over this week.

Anyway, Kate wanted to sleep in there tonight. My brave girl. I had to snuggle with her for a long time, and even after that it took her FOREVER to fall asleep - so much new to look at, I suppose. But she's asleep right now in her twin bed (no bed rails!) and so far, so good. She looks so little in that great big bed.

After I tucked her in, I went into the nursery to get some more wee baby things to wash and prepare. The room smells like Kate, yet looks so bare now with all her things gone that I let myself just weep for a few minutes.

My big girl. I'm so proud of her.


Kate said...

Yeah for big girls! And sad for mommies who miss the wee ones. What an event! It's such a wonderfully changing time for all of you!

carrster said...

Awww, you made me all teary! Ah such exciting, wonderful (and sometimes heartbreaking) milestones!!