Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Big Boy Bedroom

When we were in CO the boys slept in real beds, not on crib mattresses in toddler beds like they did at home. Their sleeping habits in CO were drastically different and we noticed they were sleeping longer and napping better. We wondered if it was because they were more comfortable. Those crib mattresses are hard as rocks in order to be SIDS proof.

After much deliberation on what to do we decided to convert their cribs into Full Size beds. We considered twin beds, bunk beds, sharing a bed. But in the end it seemed most economical and practical to convert their existing beds since their room is wide enough to fit two full size beds and to keep them in separate beds since they can't seem to leave each other alone.

This was definitely the right decision! The boys are sleeping very well and are sleeping in about a full extra hour! A bonus is that I can now lay in bed with them and read books snuggled up together. It's been really nice!

It was fun to pick out new bedding. We went with Pottery Barn Kids Ryder Train quilt sets and they are so cute and soft. And the boys are so proud of them, they love to point out the red caboose on their sheets!

Since we had to get new mattresses I was excited to find a great deal on Serta memory foam mattresses at Overstock.com and they charge practically nothing for shipping. I was nervous to buy a mattress off the web that we'd never tried out in person but it had a great review and an awesome price and we haven't been disappointed. In fact I went in to calm Andrew down when he woke up crying in the night because his brace was hurting him and I was so comfortable I accidentally fell asleep for four hours in there. When I woke up I had NO idea where I was. It was pretty funny, I was very impressed with the comfort of his mattress.

Another cool product I found online is called the Bed Bug Bumper. I used them on their beds to keep them from rolling off the bed in the night. They are a great foam bed rail that is cheaper, softer & safer than a traditional rail and it doesn't interfere with the bedding. It fits snugly and easily under the mattress pad.







One more thing left to do, we are going to paint the walls to make their space a little happier. I'll post pictures after that project is completed but it will probably take a while to finish.

13 comments:

Lynn said...

Glad it worked out so well! More sleep for kids means more sleep for mom and dad, too! So how long before you get one of those mattresses for you?!
Continuing to pray!
Philippians 4:6-7 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
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lala00 said...

Looks great! You'll make some great memories cuddling at bedtime together. I wish I'd known about that bed bumper a couple of years ago.

The Synnott's said...

super cute and so glad that they are sleeping better!

Lynn said...

Know that I'm here praying right now.
Psalm 23:1-3: The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
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Tiffany J. said...

Thank's for the hint about the Bed Bumpers. My husband and I have been looking for something to us in our camper so our son can sleep on the second bed instead of with us. These are perfec.

Charla (SHar-la) said...

It looks so great! Love the bed bug bumper idea. They look very happy in their new beds!

Lynn said...

Praying right now!
Psalm 23:4-6 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
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Lynn said...

The Lord is with you right now, lifting you up, giving you strength! Always praying!
Isaiah 40:28-31 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
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Lynn said...

Know that I'm praying!
Psalm 121:1-4: I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
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Lynn said...

Praying right now.
Psalm 121:5-8: The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.
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Lynn said...

Know that I'm continuing to pray!
John 14:1-3: Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
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Lynn said...

Am here praying!
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
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Lynn said...

Long time no update...hope all's well there!
Know that I'm still here praying!
Psalms 40:1-4 I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry. He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD. Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.
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