Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Our Baby is Growing Up

When feeling sad, I need to motivate, and create. Dave and I were going to convert Aviana's crib to a full sized bed tonight, but in light of what kind of morning I had, I decided to do it today instead.

I took one look at Aviana, and she was literally telling me, "Forget therapy, let's decorate my room! We can do it, just the three of us girls. I know there is a lot of heavy lifting involved, but Rainey and I will cheer you on every step of the way!!"

I couldn't say no to that cute little, eager face, so we worked together, and got it done.  I have to admit, I felt pretty lonely while I was moving, and strenuously placing the full sized box spring, and mattress. I turned around, and my *so called* helpers were both sleeping!

I apologize in advance for the grainy pictures, my other camera battery was dead ;o(

Rainey looks like she is saying, "Mommy, are you really going to do this? There is still time to turn back.  Not that I don't have faith in you, but I'm just sayin."

Aviana looks like she is doubting my abilities in this picture ;o)

Oh Avi, you can't cheer very well from that position. I'm sorry, am I boring you with the assembly?

If you're wondering what the mess of a machine is, it's her respiratory patterning stuff. It is what she sleeps with every night. Luckily, it fits nicely underneath.

Notice how she was asleep for the hardest part. 

We only had a couple of casualties in the transformation. These are both now hidden by the bed.

Aviana's new room.

I have decided it needs two more pillows ;o) I am pillow crazy!

I got these for her room, and thought they were the cutest little things :o)

Aviana fell asleep again before her quilt was finished drying. I will let you know what she thinks of it all. She was really excited when I brought all of the bedding in the other day. She couldn't take her eyes off of it, and they were darting from one item to the next.

I am so thankful that she can show me emotions like that ;o)

My cousins Jeff and Penny generously gave us the furniture before Aviana's arrival.  This set is a gift that keeps on giving. Thank you both so very much!

The furniture has followed us from crib, to toddler bed, back to crib after the accident, and now to a full sized bed.

Now that's what I call cost saving furniture!


  1. Her room is beautiful! Looks like her bed will be a great spot for cuddling and reading books.

  2. I love her room! The murals are beautiful! And good for you in putting her bed together....I don't think I could have done that.

  3. It's just beautiful. I'm so proud of you. You are amazing. You are just amazing. So is Aviana, even if she did shirk her duties of helping you :)

  4. So gorgeous! You did such a great job! That is seriously hard to do. I loved the pictures. You are so inspiring.

  5. What a beuatiful room, I'm sure she will enjoy the new change!

  6. OMG I love it! I love that bedding (it was my next choice if I couldn't get the Penelope bird bedding I got for Hsin). How exciting that Avi was so excited about her new stuff!!! beautiful...and great job! I would have done it alone too :-)

  7. Wow, I know that required tools and heavy lifting. Way impressed!!! I am like that too though..I just want to get it done whether I need help or not LOL Great job girl! What a beautiful room. I know she must love it. Gorgeous bed too.

  8. I'm impressed, very! I love her room, the bed, the bedding, the painting (!), but most of all that you put it all together. I so couldn't do that. Avi looks pretty pleased with it, too.

  9. Awesome and good job by the way. I know she just loves it

  10. I love her new room - I hear you on going back and forth between furniture you've needed!

  11. sheesh o' peesh!

    You are Woman and I heard a Roar!

    I would, um, NEVER - EVER do such a project. Me and metal tools have a hatred for each other. I'm not joking. I hate them. They hate me.

    How can I continually be impressed with you?! Could you just do something stupid so I can feel adequate again? fer real sista!

    Luv the room...luv it all :)

    (am I SO glad your treasure can communicate with you that way too...small blessing!)


    PS I to understand that YOU skipped THERAPY today???? REALLY??? I seriously need clarification on this b/c...IF SO? I'm impressed and relieved for your mental health! smile