New Beds– Kinda

On Saturday we got a new queen bed, only it wasn’t new. It was free from a friend of my sister Carolyn’s or Chris who also got us Phantom tickets. He didn’t need it anymore due to moving in with his girlfriend and was just giving it away. Since Carolyn and Derrek were getting married he offered it to them, but they want a king bed, so she offered he give it to us and it all work out that way. It was described as a bed that was firm with back support, and Jon wanted a firm bed, so we took it. I am a little like “It is a used bed” but Jon reminds me that we sleep in hotels and really you never know when the last time they washed the comforter was, etc. It’s not too bad of a mattress. I got use to sleeping on my back and not moving the whole night on my other mattress and with this one I’ve been tossing a little while I get use to it. I’m not sore waking up so I consider that an improvement over the last one. Jon was sleeping on the couch for a few months, because I keep him awake by bumping into him and rolling close. Now that he’s older he needed a good nights sleep and he was less tired at work while we slept apart. In fact I got use to having our old bed to myself so when I had him sleep with me a night for my birthday I found it annoying since I sank towards him. With this bed there is no sinking towards one another, or at least it’s very slight and we each have plenty of room. (I don’t feel that sleeping in separate rooms distanced us, we still found time to be close and even just cuddle when we watched tv or whatever. )
I do like having us in the same bed, but there is a part of me that loved having my own bed.:)

Eden also got a new bed, relatively speaking, this weekend. On Saturday Jon saw her climb into her crib, while the gate was down, but he figured if she could climb in she might climb out and didn’t want her to hurt herself doing the latter. We changed my baby’s crib to a toddler bed. The girls now love it. Yesterday they spent hours in there playing with toys in the morning and then hours in the afternoon reading books and the fighting was even to a minimum.
Besides being tall enough to climb into her bed Eden now reaches the doorhandles and opens doors. I remember it took Lilah a little while to be able to do that, so I’m pretty sure Eden is taller than Lilah was at this age.
Our room is now no longer safe from either little girl and I may need to lock the door, which I would find annoying every time I have to go to the bathroom since I like ours, but thus far if the door is shut they know not to go in there. We just have a general rule of respecting privacy and not playing in our room without us there.
They’re growing up but I wouldn’t want another one right now. Babysitting Naia has reminded me how needy a baby is and how easy a toddler is in some ways. I’m use to the girls feeding themselves and entertaining themselves and Naia doesn’t do that, except entertain herself sometimes. I like the baby who visits. It gives me my reality check of what three kids might be like.

3 Responses to “New Beds– Kinda”

  1. Amber Says:

    *Now that he’s older he needed a good nights sleep*

    That line has me ROFL. Has Jon not read this one yet??

  2. Lacey Says:

    Yes, he’s read that, and that is the excuse he gives.
    He’s getting old, so he wakes up early and needs a good nights rest.

  3. Jonathan Blake Says:

    It’s time I accept the truth: I’m past 30 and it’s only downhill from here. I’m not a spring chicken anymore. Us old guys need our rest.

    In all seriousness, this article started it all. I’ve felt worn down lately, and I’ve been trying to make changes that will increase my energy levels. Sporadic exercise and avoiding carbs during lunch seem to be helping. I still need to get on a consistent sleep schedule.