Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Luke's Big Boy Bed

The crib came down...
The bunk beds came apart...
Luke helped put his new bed together...
Here it is! My baby boy is in his new big boy bed!

I wasn't thrilled about taking the crib down and putting Luke in a big bed. It's not that I want him to stay a baby forever and was all emotional about it. (Although I do want him to stay little and am sad that he is growing up so fast.) It's just that the crib is so much easier! I put him in there and know that he is in bed! No getting out or anything crazy like that.

Luke was really excited about the new bed! That is, until it was time to actually get in the bed and go to sleep. Monday night (the first night) was a bit rough. Let's just say he ended up sleeping in his port-a-crib that night. We tried again at naptime on Tuesday and that didn't go so swell either. Tuesday night Jon and I were all prepared to try again. I took Luke to bed, read him a book, kissed him goodnight and left him in his bed screaming! That's SO not fun or a nice way to end the day. But in less than five minutes all was quiet and peaceful! After a little while, I went back to check and he was sound asleep! YAY!!! Today (Wednesday) I laid him down for a nap and I don't think he cried but for a minute or two and then he was quiet. When I went back to check on him, he was looking at a book! I took the book away and told him it was time to go to sleep. He fussed for a minute and then was quiet again.
I went back again to take a quick peek and he was sound asleep! He took an almost three hour nap! HOORAY FOR LUKEY LUKE!!! (Yes, I woke him up taking this picture, but it was time to get up anyway.) The cutest thing is that Luke is just as excited as I am! He keeps saying, "Mommy, did it! Did it!" How cute is that?!

Tonight was great too! He might have cried for a minute, but I haven't heard anything since then!

I am SO proud of this little guy! He is doing such a great job!

4 comments:

Jaime Lynn said...

Awww this is sooooo sweet! I especially love the pics of him helping put the bed together!

I completely understand about you not wanting Luke to grow up...I haven't even put Kaitlyn in her CRIB yet! HA HA! I want to sleep with her forever! HA HA HA HA!

Becca said...

Yeah!!! Way to go Lukey Luke and Mommy!

Karen said...

YAY!!! I love the pics of him "helping" in just his diaper.

Pat said...

Good job Luke!! What a big boy!! I love the pictures of him helping to put the bed together.