Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Big Girl Bed

The day has come! Holly has been fixated on a "big girl bed" for about a week or so now, and yesterday afternoon she was insistent that she get one. So today after work, Andrew demolished her crib and put her mattress on the floor.

Okay, okay. So it's not exactly a bed. More like a mattress on the floor. But you know what? I'm alright with that. We'll get her a bed sometime in the future, when the price is right on Craigslist. Anyway, I had a whole lot of fun setting up her bed while Andrew was giving the girls their bath after dinner. The quilt is the one I (and my mom) made for her before she was born. It is the perfect size!

As you can see, Holly was thrilled with her new "big girl bed." Josie was thrilled with it too, but Holly is very possessive over it. And as I type this, she is sleeping soundly in her new bed. She did not get up once and fell asleep rather quickly, considering the excitement.

Which means that I am experiencing all of those complicated motherly emotions over this moment: excitement and pride, but lots of sadness too. Because my baby is one step closer to not being a baby, and it makes me sad. But happy. And so proud of her. And nervous, too. Because soon she's going to be a teenager and give me attitude and say I'm ruining her life. Ahh! I can't stand it.

And now I need to get off this darn computer, because there is a sour milk smell emanating from heaven knows where and I need to find it. And I cleaned my kitchen today, so surely I did not overlook some old sippy cup full of milk. That certainly never happens around here.

Quick Update

I realized I forgot to write about Josie and all her weights and measurements now that she's one! (You know, because all of you care so much...) So here they are.

Weight: 17.5 lbs (3rd percentile)
Height: 29 inches (50th percentile)
Head Circumference: Unknown, but in the 75th percentile

I never realized that her head is huge in comparison to the rest of her body until the pediatrician told me that little tidbit of information. Interesting.

Josie is walking a little bit now, which is exciting and she is very proud of her accomplishments. She wants to do whatever Holly is doing. She also wants to be wherever her mama is, climbing and cuddling, which is very sweet but makes it hard to keep a clean house. She still fits inside her Boppy, as seen above, and is the world's biggest couch potato. So she fits right in! I also saw her reaching with all her might toward the bathroom doorknob; when she is tall enough to reach it, we are in deep trouble.