We have been busy little bee's getting things ready for Levi's big boy room. We are switching rooms for him now that we no longer need a "home office" since Husby will be graduating in a couple of months. He spent every single night in that office his first two years of medical school. It was the perfect little guest room/office/study haven for the past four years, but now that Levi is getting older and ready for a big boy bed (TEARS!), we thought he should have the big room, and our guests will have the small one. And then eventually, when we have more kidlings, it will be that kid's room. But that's not in the plans for a while. So, don't hold your breath. ;)
Big Boy Bed!
(I prefer to call it Big BABY Bed. Because he's my baby. Forever.)
When I was a child, I went straight from a crib to a Queen. This makes sense so you are not buying a new bed every few years, but I wanted Levi to have the maximum amount of space, so we did not want a Queen. I didn't want the bed to take up half of the room, you know?
We went 'round and 'round with what type of bed we wanted to get for Levi. We knew right off hand that we didn't want a Queen and we didn't want a Toddler bed. I think a Toddler bed would last Levi two months tops. That child grows at warp speed.
We initially wanted to do a Twin with a Trundle. We wanted the Trundle because of the extra bed that it provides - for when Levi starts having friends spend the night or if his cousins come over, and whatnot.
Then we decided to do a Full with a Trundle because Levi is such a wild sleeper and we aren't sure a twin could contain him. He's up, down and sideways. Plus, Levi is most definitely a tall toddler, who will likely be a tall child. And we didn't want to have to run out and buy him a new bed in a few years.
Ultimately, we decided to go with a Bunk with a Full on bottom and Twin up top. This saves SO much space in the room and gives us the ultimate bedding space. And what little boy doesn't love a bunk bed? When we brought Levi to the store to show him the bed, he fell in love. All he wanted to do was climb up and down, up and down. He screamed "NIGH-NIGH" over and again. And don't even get me started on what he did when we put him on the top bunk. He did not want to get down. So fun!
I can not WAIT to get it (it is being delivered at the end of the month), and get his little room all set up. I am so excited and so sad all at the same time. He is no longer my little baby, but he is this FUN little toddler bundle of energy and love. He is growing so fast and though there is nothing I can do about it (believe me, I've tried). I can do nothing but embrace and enjoy each and every season! And I know I say it with every age, but THIS season is my favorite. :)
I just wish we could push pause and enjoy this stage for years.
Hopefully the room will be finished and he will be moved in his new room this time next month.
So this means I have a month left to pretend he's a newborn. Right?