Sep 12, 2018

Connor's Big Boy Bed

We have had a lot of life changes going on around here lately. Addison moved rooms - I'll talk more about that another time - started dance and kindergarten. I am currently 25 weeks pregnant and just a couple months away from being a mom of three (wait, what?!). Stella has become weird paranoid since we put on a calming collar on her although it has definitely helped calm her quite a bit. Rob is doing his best to keep up with the rest of our chaos and still just working day in and day out to keep us in food and home.

Connor, although he is constantly changing, is pretty consistent. He remains resolved against even trying to sit on the potty chair or toilet. He is obsessed with a Mickey Halloween movie on Netflix and asks to watch it every day. He loves to play dinosaurs, trains, cars and superheroes. He wakes up grumpy if daddy wakes him up in the morning but fairly calm if mama does the waking. He's odd and hilarious and my favorite little boy.

He also has no idea what's coming. He knows that someone named Emma has a room in the house, but he has no clue who Emma is. He doesn't understand why I don't have the energy to carry his 30-something pound self around all the time.

But none of that mattes to him right now. He'll figure it all out later. As long as he's fed and there's someone around to change his diaper, turn on Mickey Halloween and play with him, he's a pretty content boy. What he was excited about was getting himself a big boy bed.

I had been talking to him about getting a new bed for awhile which he would say "Connor big boy." He had been sleeping in his the crib turned toddler bed which he was fast outgrowing. The change was going to need to be made whether there was a baby coming or not; he was just getting too big.


So one Friday Rob took the day off and we decided to make the trip to just get him the bed. After dropping off Addison we headed off to the store to buy him a mattress. Turns out, just as I thought, it would be a pretty straight forward process. We wanted the memory form kind like we got for Addison years ago and it's not like there's endless options in twin size so it was pretty easy to pick it out and buy it.

We looked forward to the fact that we would get the bed that same evening, although it turned out to not be until almost 10 at night. Connor was long in bed by then so we ended up just stashing it in the office until the next morning.

It was a pretty exciting morning though as Rob moved the crib to Emma's room which was Addison's old room (we had already moved her by this point) then bought in his bed. Originally we put the frame on the bed since he could get in and out by himself, but did later take it off.

It was hard to believe that Connor had officially made the change from his toddler bed to his big bed. He had so much more room although it turns out he still sleeps on the edge of his bed. Even though we got him a comforter and sheets and everything he needed, he sleeps on top of the comforter (just like Addison) and he used an Avengers throw blanket we also got him as his blanket.


It has been some adjustment in the new bed of course. I mentioned how we had to take the frame off, well that was because he fell out of bed. On his first night of having the bed, we heard an awful crash and realized Connor has fallen out of bed (Addison has actually fallen out of bed earlier that night). We raced in there to find the nightstand knocked over and his lamp broken. He was laying on the floor, crying. He had hit his head on something on the way down and his forehead was already bruising and swelling. So at ten at night, Rob took the frame off his bed and lowered him slightly closer to the floor. He hasn't fallen since.

He's adjusted well and seems to love having his big boy bed. It's just hard to believe he's big enough to actually be in a regular bed. I'm not sure I'm ready for my little boy to be there yet. He's still supposed to be my little guy but he's just growing so fast. But he's loving it and even sleeping a bit better with more room. So I guess I'll just have to adjust.

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