I have been excited about this for a long time, and it has finally happened. You have a big girl bed! Your crib converts into a full size bed, and I didn't see any reason why we should wait until you were bigger to upgrade. In fact, there are plenty of good reasons to go for it now:
1) Cribs are designed to keep babies well contained once they get mobile. You aren't going anywhere, any time soon.
2)Since you are usually in bed from about 8:00pm-8:00am, you spend about half your life on that mattress. And crib mattresses aren't the most comfortable. Plus, you can't just roll over to change positions and give one side a break. Daddy and I make a point to flip you over, but only if we hear you wake up.
3)Less sheet changes for us at night. If you vomit, we can move you to the opposite side of the bed and you will still be feet away from the wet spot.
4)I can crawl into bed with you. It is rare, but there are times when you are so sick, the only way any of us can get rest is if I bring you into bed with us. But to do this, I need to disconnect your feeding pump, suction, oxygen (which is NOT easily portable), and pulse ox monitor to bring into our room and set up. In those moments I have always thought how much easier it would be to join you in your bed. Several times you and Daddy or I have just ended up on the floor in your room. Not ideal for anyone.
5)It makes us happy.
I knew your new layout would make me happy; rearranging furniture always does. I had no idea how it would tickle you! As soon as we put you on your new mattress, you started squealing in delight. This kept up for at least 20 minutes until it was time for lights out. I am so glad you are grateful for your big girl bed! That makes Mommy and Daddy want to do more nice things for you. For your birthday Mema is going to help us redecorate your room with new bedding. I already have it picked out and it will be gorgeous, just like you!
I think you must feel like a princess in your huge, soft bed that just swallows you up. Each night before bed, we read one story from your Bible, "Goodnight Moon" and then one other book that changes nightly. Daddy and I laughed as we read "Goodnight Moon" and I pointed out the little bunny climbing into his huge bed. I started to say how silly he was to be in such a big bed, and then we realized he was about the same proportion to his bed that you are to yours. Your bed might be a little bigger even. But you aren't silly in yours, you are just precious.