There have been some big changes in this house, little man. Because now, instead of being my baby boy (although you'll always be my baby), you are my big boy, complete with a big boy room and a big boy bed. That's right! This past weekend we emptied your baby nursery and moved all of your things and toys upstairs. And WOW do you have a lot of stuff! Of course we knew this, but trying to move all of it in one day was a challenge.
This event wasn't really a one-day thing, either. A lot of work went into your room. First there was the organization of all of Daddy's stuff that had accumulated in what would soon be your room. And if I thought YOU had a lot of stuff, at least now we know where you get it from. Daddy is a pack-rat. Anyway. Once we cleaned out and organized all of that, Mommy got to work taping and painting your new room. Daddy and I chose a color called "peaceful slumber." We were hoping the move would go smoothly and you would continue to "peacefully slumber." I will be honest; with every change or transition we've made with you, I have always had this little sliver of uncertainty. "Will this go ok? Will he continue to sleep? Oh geez, why am I doing this again?" With everything from pacifier weaning, to stopping the use of swaddles, dream-feeds and morning naps, I got a little anxious about whether it was the right time to make changes in your little world. But, like with everything in the past, I should have known that you would take this in stride. But back to the room make-over.
Your new bedroom used to be Daddy's workout room. It housed a weight bench and an Eliptical treadmill. It also was full of computer equipment, D&D supplies and pieces and his paintball and M1 stuff. Daddy worked hard to get all of his stuff out and organized to make room for yours. It took the help of Uncle Gary and some Fitness Pro professionals help move the weight bench and Eliptical. Uncle Gary also helped move all of your new furniture up to your room. And then we put it all together.
To decorate your room, we went with a space theme, but in reality, there's not a whole lot of space stuff up there, but just enough to have a theme. I wanted a room that you could grow up with without me having to change the decor eight times. The colors are navy, slate blue (almost gray) and red. And it looks really good. But telling you about it isn't as good as showing you, so here it is!
You really seem to love your new room, and you're getting really good at getting up and down the stairs. I have to stop every time I hear you going up or thumping around in your room from hollering "what are you doing up there?" since it wasn't that long ago that you weren't supposed to go up the stairs. But we're all adjusting. And I'm getting used to the stares I get from the Eliptical as I pass it to go into the kitchen. I've even succumbed and used it a time or two since it's moved downstairs...
I love you big boy,