Toddler Beds, Turkeys and Baby Girls

A few nights ago we converted Lea's crib to a toddler bed. We had her help us in the hopes that it would transition her better. Well, she's done great! She goes right to sleep at night (we're still working on nap time) and doesn't get up at all.

Bye bye crib!
 Now, I thought we would just use one of those door knob covers in her room and in the morning she would read books or play until we came to get her... but, she had different plans. The first couple mornings, she stood at the door, pulling on the door knob and screaming for someone to let her out. The third morning, she actually ripped the cover off the door knob and brought it downstairs to show us, "Door knob broken, mommy!" Finally, the fourth night, we just left her door open. In the morning, she quietly came down stairs and crawled in bed with us. So... I'm not sure what to do. Part of me wants to keep her "confined" in her room until I'm ready to get her, but the other part of me feels like it's ok for her to come out when she's ready (as long as that's not before 7am!).

Anyhow. We've had a really fun week with lots of Thanksgiving turkey crafts. She made a turkey out of a paper plate at the library one day, one with stickers another day and today we made our annual "candy turkeys". She LOVED that!

And, finally, we had our "big" ultrasound yesterday. Kevin and Lea came along in hopes that we would be able to find out the gender of baby #2. After a very long scan and seeing all the perfect parts of our new baby, we found out it was a girl! I am over the moon excited! :) Kevin is too, however the first thing he said was, "TWO weddings???" lol I am so looking forward to getting all of Lea's newborn things out of the attic and going through them to see what we can use for this baby. It's going to be fun!


  1. A baby girl yay!!! So fun. I think sisters are the best :)

  2. Jen Kedrowski12/1/11, 7:28 PM

    Hi Jess-- love your blog! :)
    I know what you mean about the door knob covers, keeping them in their room, etc. It was a long adjustment for Lily, and we do want to keep her in her room so as not to have her show up in the middle of the night and scare me to death ;) or wander the house. There are actually at least 3 very different kinds of doorknob covers, and the first 2 we got-- Lily took off or could open. But then we did find one that she can't do, and she has just stopped trying and totally accepts that she can't open her door, will call for us when needed. Just thought I'd share in case you wanted to try some other types of knob covers before giving up! Hope to see you at Stroller Strides again soon. ;)


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