Today was a very big day for my daughter – we took her cot away and replaced it with a bed.  I had trawled through countless websites searching for just the right one.  We waited 12 weeks for it to arrive.  Her linen was carefully chosen, coordinating cushions bought just this morning.  When it all came together, it seemed a little surreal.  Could my baby really be sleeping in a bed already?  Not so long ago she was tiny in my arms.  Almost all her baby things are gone now, but I still can’t help looking at my little girl and seeing the baby she was (will I always feel this way?).  And at the very same time, I’m so proud of how she is growing and amazed every day.  My husband and I could hardly stop smiling, watching Sophia as she saw her bed for the first time, bouncing and clapping and giggling – completely delighted by it all and full of joy.  So under a waxing moon she sleeps tonight, embracing change and hopefully, dreaming sweet dreams…  Goodnight sweetheart.  M x

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  1. Katena April 17, 2011 at 4:42 pm #

    What a gorgeous big bed, Mel. I hope Sophia had a wonderful first night’s sleep in it.

    Katena x

  2. melriddell April 18, 2011 at 8:15 pm #

    She certainly did, much to my relief! She even slept in. xx

  3. Jen Boote April 18, 2011 at 8:19 pm #

    Oh Mel – I remember this time so very well.
    Another big step for such a beautiful little girl.
    …and a bigger step for Mummy and Daddy ! LOVE

  4. Jane April 19, 2011 at 10:49 am #


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