Monday, March 14, 2016

Another Big Day!

So for whatever reason, last night, right before the kids' bedtime, I thought it'd be fun to convert E's crib to a toddler bed. I don't know what it was that made me think he was ready. But I decided it. And it was so.

I had hubs take the front rail off before I brought E in for bedtime. He was pretty excited when he saw his bed and climbed right in! We went through our usual bedtime routine of a book, prayers, and a few precious moments of rocking, only this time allowing him to get into bed himself, and called it a night! We weren't too sure what to expect.

However, just like his siblings before him, he had a perfectly restful night! He didn't get out of his bed a single time! And get this -- the boy slept until just after 10AM! Bless him! I can tell you with certainty and gratefulness that mommy may have just slept in 'til 10AM this morning, too! WIN!

I was super proud with how the nighttime went down, but was curious to see how he'd handle nap time today. BLOWN. AWAY.

The kid got up one time right after I left, just to grab a book, and climbed back into his bed. He then proceeded to rest... for 2 1/2 hours. Quite honestly, I'm not sure why I'm so shocked by all of this. It's exactly how LO and Chase handled the freedom of toddler beds.

So consider this a shout out for sweet E and his awesome sleeping self. This boy definitely has his mama's heart! Well, at least until those Terrible Two meltdowns catch me unexpectedly. ;)

See this big guy? Movin' on up, just about 6 weeks shy of his 3rd birthday...

And his big bro with the same Big Kid milestone just a few days before his 2nd birthday in 2011...

And of course, the one who started it all! Here she is about 2 months before her 2nd birthday in 2009...

The One Where I Say, "Thank You!"

Okay, so I was getting ready to write up a quick post about my new toddler-bed-sleeping baby almost 3-year-old, but first I felt compelled to take a minute to write a quick post to say Thank You to the MANY people who read this post and offered kind words to me through encouraging facebook comments and private messages. I did not realize how many people have experienced issues with their thyroid, whether it by hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism ('cause they're quite different!), nor did I realize the MANY various ways others have found relief from the symptoms of thyroid disease.

T H A N K  Y O U !

It is so encouraging to know I'm not alone in this! And it's inspiring to see that -- when we take just a moment to be vulnerable enough to share what's really happening in our lives, and not the "perfection" we seem to portray on social media -- people will respond in wonderful, unexpected, and encouraging ways!

I'm so very grateful for those of you who continue to support my family and I as we "do life" together. Thank you for being a blessing!