Because suddenly I have this toddler. And I’m not really sure how that happened. I’ve been a bit inactive on here, and I plan on posting about what all has been going on (all good things, I promise!) but right now let’s talk about my baby.
And how I’m convinced one of you stole her.
At what point do you look at your child and think, wow, you’re actually growing into this person?
For me, that was this weekend. Because we bought a bed for her. A real live bed.
Three reasons for this:
- I may actually be insane.
- She was starting to ingest splinters of wood from her crib because she insists on chewing despite Chris and I declaring war on her by trying (and failing) to pad every surface of the railings to the point of ridiculousness.
- She recently started climbing out and while I secretly hoped her first time would be a tumble so bad, it’d scare her into never trying it again, she surprised us all and landed like a lynx and so she thinks it’s awesome and tries it all the time.
Hence, new bed. We hemmed and hawed for a while before starting to do some research on mattresses. Did you know some mattresses are crazy expensive? We saw one for $900; one for $1,200 that was, I don’t know chemical free with unicorn tears. We found one for $190 before my friend showed me the one she had (not affiliated) and it was $123 and comfortable. Plus it was on Amazon Prime and it will be here Wednesday. We changed around her room, basically mirroring everything to the opposite side and put her crib where her new bed will go.
Her crib used to sit right on the other side of our bedroom wall because I was so paranoid about not being able to hear her at night. Well, I could hear her. Including her feet pounding on our wall, and since there’s a Texas star on it, the whole wall rattles.
Last night was the first night with her on the other side of her room and that, y’all, was the best fucking sleep I ever got.
We went to Target yesterday and we tried to let her pick out her own bedding, but they only made the cute character spreads for twin mattresses and she was getting a full. Of course, then Chris found a Frozen full size quilt that Olivia wanted and I was like, Ugh, um…. Because I had actually found an adorable sea green comforter set and these adorable sheet sets: one was mermaids and one was panda heads and I wanted to live out my childhood through her. Being that she’s two, she had no idea what she wanted: she just wanted to play in the toy aisle. I felt bad because I was hoping to find a Minnie Mouse one, but the only one they had was a twin. Online, we found one—for $50 not including sheets and since I didn’t love her that much, sea green with mermaids here we come!
I’m terrified. I’m excited. I’m both. I cycle back and forth. Olivia doesn’t give a shit as long as no one takes away her new Minnie Mouse night light.
We’re doing this.