Yesterday Malia took another step in growing up. First we said good-bye to her soother, next it was kicking the diapers to the curb -- and yesterday we bid a fond farewell to her crib. Yup, that's right...Malia now sleeps in a big-girl bed (well, really it's just her small crib mattress laying on the floor -- but it's a start).
She was very excited to part ways with her crib, and she waved and said "Bye-Bye crib" as Les packed it up in its box. No tears were shed at the end of that relationship.
Well, truth be told, someone was a little sad -- ahem, Les. But I was excited. Actually, I was practically throwing my head back with a loud, bellowing bwa-ha-ha-ha kind of laugh. Can you tell I'm ready to be done with all things baby-related?
I was wondering how the night would go, but she surprised us. She did do some jumping around at bedtime, but she never even tried to come out of her room, and by 8:30 everything was quiet.
Of course I couldn't resist checking on her when I went to bed though. I was half expecting her to be laying on the floor, but she was right where she was supposed to be. Doesn't she look cozy? My heart melted as I watched her sleep. Isn't a sleeping child one of the world's most precious sights?
And when she woke up in the morning? She remembered the rules: Stay in your bed until Mommy comes to get you.
I'm so proud of my big girl.
And now that we're done with all things 'baby'...time can stand still for a little while! (did you hear that, Time?)