Grace had a pretty monumental day yesterday. It was her first day of school AND her first night in a big girl bed.
Top Row: Dropping Grace off at school. Do you die over her DVF for Gap baby wrap dress? Because I do. There were no tears but she was a little nervous. Luckily she had her magic “I-CWEEEMS” backpack, which I think gave her an extra boost of confidence. Once I got her in the classroom she was off!
Middle Row: Grace is doing a phase in schedule, so we picked her up before lunch and chicky was exhausted. Still we took her to our favorite diner for milkshakes and curly fries to celebrate. Then. Then. It was time for our young scholar to graduate to a big girl bed.
Bottom Row: I cannot even begin to tell you how much I have been dreading this transition. Way more than any other big baby change. I just haven’t been able to wrap my head around how she stays safe out of her jail/crib. How does she not get up and wander around and, I don’t know, set something on fire? We had baby proofers come back and bolt every single piece of furniture in the house to the walls. But still the whole thing has been v. stressful for me. When it came time to put her down last night I got in her BigGirlBed with her and we read for a bit, then I created a bunker of pillows around the edge and left to watch her obsessively on the monitor. It didn’t take long for that naughty little head to pop up, but luckily our monitor has a “talk” feature which Grace abides by like THE VOICE OF GOD HIMSELF, and as soon as she heard me tell her to go to bed she popped back down and didn’t move again until 6:30 this morning. No midnight exploring. No house fires. Quite an auspicious start.
AND her big girl room is almost finished!
Rug and bed are in, wallpaper and switching out canopy/curtains coming soon!