Amelia’s Big Girl Bed

I’m not exactly sure how we’re already to this point…. packing up the crib and busting out a big girl bed.   It’s breaking my heart, I tell you! The last one is bittersweet.   So bittersweet.

I’ve been putting this off for awhile now.   We moved Porter into a twin bed when he turned 2.  Hudson we moved at 18 months.  Last weekend Ryan went out of town and that night, Amelia decided to show me her skills in scaling her crib.  She’s officially on the loose.  I had been browsing Pinterest with ideas for her big girl room so I was getting excited at finally just changing things over.  I decided to go for it.

Originally I’d wanted to use the headboard I bought that matches her dresser.  However, after a botched attempt at putting a full sized bed in her room, I decided a twin was better suited.   She has a long dresser (which takes up room) and her big dollhouse and stable, and I plan to put an Expedit shelf in there as well.  So, twin it is.

Her room is pretty “vintage” inspired, so of course a Jenny Lind bed is only appropriate!  I scoured Craigslist and found one 2 hours away, by Lake Michigan.  You know what that means… ROAD TRIP!   I’ll document that separately, because that’s quite a story.

So, I got her bed home and set up, and she was so excited about it!  She keeps calling it her “Bunk Bed”   I love it.  She’s doing pretty good so far staying in bed.  Naptime is probably the hardest.  But, lately she’s been scaling back on naps as well.  She still needs them (seriously!!) but instead of her typical 2-3 hour naps its been a quick hour nap and then she’s still grumpy. BOO!

I’ve already ordered a quilt from Pottery Barn Kids, and a bunch of different vintage sheets and pillow cases from Etsy and eBay.  I can’t WAIT to pull her room all together!  It’s going to be DARLING!

  1. I can't believe she is big enough for a big girl bed already! It seems like you just had her! Her room is darling…makes me wish I had a girl too!

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