When I weaned Ty at about 18 months old, we started putting him on the mattress on the floor next to our bed at nap times and when we went to bed, but he still gets in bed with us in the middle of the night. Several months ago when I was babysitting and had some extra money, I bought some cedar posts so Stephen could make Tyrel a nice log toddler bed.
We peeled the posts, sanded them, and then they sat there. For months. Just getting rained on and not being made into a bed.
It seemed like anytime we would have time to work on it, something else would come up, and it would get pushed back.
Well finally, after not even much nagging (which was hard, I REALLY wanted it made) this weekend Stephen, Tommy, and to a lesser extent, me, built Tyrel's bed. I think the guys did a GREAT job. Tyrel just loves it. Now that he has a real bed, I am going to start making him stay in his own bed at night. I would like him to sleep in it all night well before the baby is born, because a 2 year old a newborn and 2 adults would make for a very crowded queen sized bed.The finished bed. Nearly everything on it has been made by family. Stephen made the bed, My Aunt Lennie made the quilt for Tyrel, and the blanket his horse is laying on, and if I am not mistaken the pillowcase was either made or at least embroidered by someone in Stephen's family a long time ago.
First time sleeping on his big boy bed.
Which is in our room.