first nap in a big bed…

When Biggest Brother was 18 months old we took him on a trip to China. Prior to that trip he slept in a crib, but we couldn’t really carry a Pack-n-Play to another continent (not to mention fit it on the train we rode once the plane landed). Once we arrived we figured we’d make due with whatever we had available in regards to where he would sleep. We stayed with some great friends and jimmy-rigged an area for him to sleep…nothing like a crash course in sleeping outside of a crib. So Chris and I held our breath with each nap and he made the adjustment. Once we returned home we threw a twin mattress on the floor and said goodbye to the crib. 2 years later Big Brother was introduced to his first bed and this week Littlest Brother was introduced to his. I always look forward to moving the boys to big beds – it is much easier to cuddle with them than cribs are! No, it is not a toddler bed. I am too cheap to buy a toddler bed and then buy a twin bed later, so we just go from crib to twin bed. I took advantage of the older boys being gone to let him take his first nap in his new bed….

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With each of my kids there has always been something that stands out about them from the day they were born. For this guy it is his eyes. I love how he smiles with his eyes…oh those eyes get me everytime. I think when he becomes a teenager I’ll make him wear dark sunglasses – at least when teenage girls are around.1009nap-06

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Notice the little scab on his forehead…one more facial wound in our house. When it happened Biggest Brother came running to me yelling, “It’s an emergency. AN EMERGENCY. There is blood EVERYWHERE!” There was blood everywhere, probably holds the current record for most blood from a wound in our house…only to be outdone in the future I am sure. Why do the smallest cuts produce the most blood?

Photo tip: I really wanted pictures of his first nap in a bed, so I waited until it was time for him to start waking up and I quietly opened all the blinds in the room. Then I got some shots of him still asleep, then slowly began waking him up to get some of that as well.

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