21 August 2012

Big Girl Beds

On Sunay night, we took the girl's mattresses out of their cribs and laid them on the floor. We put their same sheets on the bed, used the same blankets and pillows, crossed out fingers for good luck and put the girls to bed. They were a little (a lot) apprehensive and we ended up staying in there until they both fell asleep (it took 2 hours).

Needless to say, after this rocky start we were very worried that this transition would take a while, but lo and behold, when we put them down for naps the next day they let us leave and went right to sleep! And last night for bed and for naps today, they did the same!

We talked a lot with Sabrina and Fiona about how exciting it was to sleep in big girl beds and how proud we were. We told them how special and big they were getting and how fun it was going to be. And I think it's been a success so far! I'm sure not every bedtime or naptime will go as smoothly as these have, but the girls are so good at adapting that they mastered this so quickly!

I am continually amazed at how resilient and special these girls are. Not all days are easy, but the majority of the time these girls are little rays of sunshine in my day. They learn things so quickly, they are excited about new things, they aren't picky (remember how they would take any type of bottle or Binkie?), they are so kind to each other and quick to forgive me.

I'm so grateful for Fiona and Sabrina and how much they teach me and how much love they bring into our home.


  1. How are these little girls already big enough to be out of cribs?? They are so adorable!

  2. It makes me wonder if there is a reason for them to be in big girl beds so soon...but I won't be nosy:) I am jealous, I don't think Chamae will be ready for a while, she is super naughty and loves to jump around and talk and sing before she falls asleep. She will be the one that sneaks out of her room and we will find her asleep at the foot of our bed or in the basement.

  3. They really are so good. You are one lucky mom.

    ...that picture of them sleeping makes me want to curl up and have a good snuggle.

  4. That is so awesome! I think we will do that once we
    Move.... So glad they are doing so well!!!love them. And you!