She has been asking for a big bed for a while. She’s shared ours since she was three months old, and we decided to let her continue until she was ready for a change. As she’s been asking over and over, it seemed like time. For some reason, I got it in my head that I would build her a bed frame. So build it I did. It was simultaneously easier and more difficult than I had imagined. I used the pieces of her crib for the head board and bed rails. I also decided that her room needed to be painted and completely reorganized. The dog statues , were decorations I painted for her second birthday party last year. We keep adding pins to her fabric drawers, as she collect new ones, the newest from the heart walk this year. And the drawing of the little girl with the bunny. It was drawn by nurses in the NICU when she was an infant, and has hung on our bedroom wall since. I planned to move it to her room once she moved in as well. So finally it hangs in its rightful place. It’s followed her bedside from the NICU to the PICU, to our bedroom, and finally her own. As does the dream catcher made by my cousin, which hung above her isolette in the NICU as well. The ukulele was a Christmas gift from her Papa, a surprise for me as well, which brought me to tears on Christmas morning. And the animals, are souvenirs of her visits to the hospital, as she’s visited the gift shop on every trip. This kid has so much stuff. But it feel extra special to have her own room, completed , where she has spent the last week sleeping. Now I just have to stop worrying about her falling out of bed and sleep in my own bed again.
Ok, tears again. Beautiful photo of Iz.