Children grow up so fast is the famous cliché that you hear time and time again as a new parent. Whenever someone told me this (which was a lot) I laughed and rolled my eyes. Sierra will be turning two in August and I find myself saying things like "Where did the time go?" and "What happened to my BABY?!". To everyone I rolled my eyes at, I am sorry - you were right.
Over the past few weeks I've realized I have a full blown toddler and almost any trace of baby has disappeared entirely. She can talk, walk and run. She is looking more and more like a little girl and less and less like a baby. Last night we started shopping for a toddler bed. It was fun thinking about redoing and reorganizing her room but it was a bitter sweet moment for me. I will miss my little baby with her wobbly legs and two naps a day (I REALLY miss two naps a day!). I will miss my little infant who just wanted to sleep on my chest all day. Although I will miss my baby, my toddler is perfect and I love her more and more each day. I get excited when she says a new word and can do something new and exciting, she's getting pretty damn good at blowing bubbles and wielding a fork! I love watching her grow, learn and discover the world in her own special way. I am excited to see her personality shining through in new ways from taste in music and food to the colors she likes to use when we draw or paint together. When i sat down to write this post I had planned to write about toddler beds and ask opinions on which one to buy but somehow I turned into a mushy ball of sap, sorry about that. Anyway, here is the bed we're thinking of buying this week, what do you think?
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Sierra, 2 Weeks Old @ Gillette Stadium taking a nap on the field (We're big soccer fans)
The IKEA Minnen Toddler Bed, $149.00