A couple of nights ago Cordelia fell out of her bed in the middle of the night. Her bed is a crib that converts to a toddler bed of sorts, but the downside is that it is pretty high off of the ground, so there was some air time in her fall. We had put some pillows on the ground in anticipation that this might happen. She wasn't hurt, just freaked out by the fall. A few minutes of cuddling and she was fine.
The next day we decided that it was time for the official toddler bed. Eric spent some time assembling the bed as Cordelia helped "organize" in her room. For her organization is a fun game, it's amazing. Once the bed was assembled we retired the crib until baby number 2 is ready to use it.
We weren't really sure how she would feel about the new bed...well she was beyond thrilled. Since it wasn't quite time to go to sleep yet we just let her play in her room, she asked us to leave (so independent). We put on some music for her and walked across the hall to put away laundry in our room. We could see that she was going bananas, dancing and jumping and twirling. Occasionally she would run in and ask if it was time for bed yet.
Eventually it was time for bed. Oh man, we were both unprepared for how this would make us feel. She was in her bed and soon she was sleeping like...a kid. How did we get here? How is she so big already? Life moves so quickly. Before I went to bed I took a look at that little lady in her bed and sighed. I am so happy that she is growing, but my heart aches a bit because I realize how quickly time is passing.