Apr 23, 2007
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The crib is gone, no more baby bed. It’s one of those mommy moments that makes me tear up and smile, all at the same time. I miss my little baby, but my big girl is so much fun! She LOVES her new big girl bed and did great the first two nights. She cannot stand the fact that she now has a gate in her door at night now though. She starts sceaming as soon as she sees it, which makes for a pretty rude awakening for us first thing in the morning! Other than that, she loves it, seems like she’s always dragging at least one of us into her room to see it! Jason finished putting it together at 9:11 and by 9:13, she had figured out how to jump up and down on it! LOL!!


I have such an emotional attachment to her crib though. When Katrina hit, Taryn had never even slept a single night in her nursery. She was still so tiny and in a bassinette when the storm came. It made me crazy to know that we spent months preparing her nursery, making sure everything was perfect, anxiously awaiting her arrival, for it to just be gone, in an instant.

When it came time to put a new room together for her, it was a very emotional process for me. It was less painful to have the kids switch rooms, less pressure to put it all back the way it was. For some reason, I couldn’t make myself order her a new crib. It’s so silly but I belly ached over it for weeks. And when I finally did buy one, it had to be the exact same bed she’d had previously.

So its hard for me to take it down. Maybe its because I feel like we got robbed of that precious time with her. I know it’s silly, but I hate it that she spent her first 7 months in a pack-n-play, living with various relatives and then in a trailer in our front yard. She’s healthy and happy, that’s what is important. I know that, so please forgive the emotional mommy moment!

I thought I’d go hunt down a few old pics of her first nursery…..just to re-visit it a little.


  • Lyndsay,
    You have such a way with words & your real-life stories really touch my heart.

    Love Taryn’s new bedding & bed.
    It’s perfect for a little girly-girl.
    I can just see her laying in bed, giggling while she’s read a bedtime story. 🙂

  • No wonder you were so upset at loosing the nursery (as well as everything else) it was beautiful. Her new bed is one of the cutest I’ve seen, I have four boys and I can only dream of ever having a room so gorgeous.

  • I LOVE her new big girl bed….and I remember the crib story, I’m sure it was very hard for you, get as emotional as you need to, but in spite of all that, she seems like a VERY happy and fun little girl, you guys did a GREAT job!!!

  • My heart really goes out to you!!! I can see why this would be hard for you. Her nersery was beautiful and look at that closet- wow!!
    Her new bed sure does look pretty, love her bedding!!

  • Her new big girl bed is PERFECT! I absolutely love it.

    It breaks my heart everytime I relive your story with you- I can’t imagine having everything perfect for our new baby and then having it completely destroyed. I’m so glad things are looking up for you all now!

  • Lyndsay,

    I love her new big girl bed! I totally understand how it feels to let go of the the baby and realize that you have a “big girl”. My little Gracie will be 2 in July and we’re just starting to look for her big girl bed. She’s so excited and even though I get sentimental I’m actually looking forward to transforming her room. Where did you get her bedding, it’s so cute!

    I always love reading your blog and am inspired by what a great Mom you are!!


  • Awww I remember these pics from the nest- she really did have the sweetest room. At least these pictures were saved. I know I too will be a little sad when my little guy goes into a big boy bed 🙁

  • I just went through the same thing and felt the same tender feelings. It’s so bittersweet to see them growing up.

    BTW where did you buy your closet organizer?