While I was at work and Ruby was playing with Ari on Saturday, Dustin took down the crib and put up the toddler bed (thanks Katya for giving us your bed!). Here it is all set up before Ruby saw it. Note that the bunny tied to the end had to immediately be tied up at the top (where it was in the crib) before Ruby was satisfied.
Here's a video of Ruby seeing her bed for the first time:
She's pretty happy about it.
And ready to share her bed with her good good friend, Elmo, whom she adores.
So far so good as far as adjusting to the bed goes. It has been 3 nights now and all three involve a series of shrieking, pleading, playing, crying before she finally succumbs to sleep and we find her passed out on her bed about an hour after we put her down. It's like her own version of the 5 stages of grief. I think that this new found freedom is a little scary for her and she's trying to get comfortable with it. The mornings are ok, except that she's getting up SUPER early. Ugh. She's only fallen out of bed twice so we are trying to figure out how to combat that. Luckily she's only about a foot off the floor so it's more of a shock than painful. Anyway, here we go onto this new stage!