He’s a BIG BOY now!

***I apologize in advance…I got a little “Instagram” happy….but I couldn’t resist photo documenting this momentous occasion!

Saturday was a big day in the life of my little man!  And a little bit of an emotional one for mommy.

Caleb has been sleeping in the toddler bed of his convertible crib.  Obviously, in a few short months, he will need to vacate said toddler bed so Baby Bubbles has somewhere to sleep.

Caleb does not take too well to change.  He is VERY into routine and having things right where they go.  (Except when it comes to putting toys away….then it doesn’t matter one little bit where his things are strewn about!)  For example, sometimes he likes to bring a toy upstairs to his room while we read a story before bed.  Well, that toy MUST be taken downstairs after he’s tucked in.  NOTHING can be left in his room that doesn’t belong!  He is VERY minimalist when it comes to his room!

So, I’ve been working on mentioning this change of sleeping arrangements to him for the last several months to get him ready.  He was not liking the idea at all.  He didn’t understand why he had to give up HIS bed!  And didn’t seem to like one bit that it was because of this baby that things had to change!

Well, not only does he need to change beds, but we needed to rearrange the room to fit everything in.

WHOA! I smelled a disaster coming with that one!!  So, needless to say, I was a bit nervous about this whole switch over.

However……we did it, and…..HE LOVES IT!!!!

I have never seen him like this!  He got to help daddy put the bed together with his own tools.  We took him to Target so he could pick out his own sheets and blanket all by himself…WHICH HE LOVED!!

Working SOOOOO hard!

Helping daddy with the tools HE bought that day with his OWN money from Grama!

Still working away!

The past {SNIFF!}....and the present!

We have APPROVAL!! (His old blanket would suffice until we went to the store for his new stuff!) But he just HAD to try it out before we went to the store!

The finished product! (At least until we get crib bedding for our little girl!) I forgot to mention...he hates pillows and won't sleep with one, so that's why it's laying on the floor!

He was literally bouncing off the walls ALL NIGHT with excitement.  He slept WONDERFULLY in his bed all night….especially after all the energy he expels from excitement!

He then started asking if the baby would be sleeping in the room with him that night.  Because, after all, his bed is up, the crib is now vacant, why wouldn’t the baby be sleeping with him now??

So, I explained to him that the baby wouldn’t be here until it was colder, and a while after Christmas.  And even then she will sleep in Mommy and Daddy’s room for a while before she sleeps in the crib in his room.

To this he replied…..

wait for it…..

wait for it….

“But I want the baby to sleep in here with me now.  I love her!”

O GOOD LORD, MELT MY HEART AND TURN ME INTO A PUDDLE OF TEARS!!!!

Too precious for words!!

(We will see how he feels once she IS here and waking him up all night….)

So, I am SO happy he LOVES his big boy bed and is excited to have the baby sleeping in his room with him.  He didn’t have any issues with moving everything around and has really gotten into this whole idea of being a “Big Boy” now!

My sweet little angel….growing up too fast!

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