Monday, August 23, 2010

The Bed

It took a long time to decide what type of bed to buy for our wee boy.

Knowing he was getting older as the days go by, we just didn't want to spend the money on a crib he might use for a month or two or may never use at all.

We didn't want to put him right in to a big boy bed either because we know the kids in the Foster home in Ethiopia stay in crib type beds for a long time and are used to them.

So, we searched The Internets and The Googles for beds.

There were lots (actually the amount of kids stuff is redonkulous) to choose from but we really wanted a bed that would eventually be his big boy bed too.

Finally, after a recommended site from friends we found the perfect bed for our boy!

Here are the adventures of putting said perfect bed together!

1. Always read the directions first.

2. Get some help from friends

3. Make sure you are patient and don't lose any screws or you will be "screwed"!

The final product




This bed is low which we wanted in case he decides he wants to get out but still gives him the comfort of being in a crib.

You can also have both guard rails on, or just one or none.

When he has outgrown the toddler bed, we can convert it to a twin bed with the guardrails as the end of the bed and the back of the bed as the head board.

We both cried when the bed was put together...it is so teeny weeny!

Now we just need him home so we can put him to bed in it.

P.S. More room pictures to come but we are still waiting on a couple of items. Just wanted to give you a teaser!
Edit - I got the bed here Lusso Baby
Edit, Edit - O.k. I just looked online and they aren't showing the bed anymore.
This bed is called - DaVinci Elizabeth II Convertible Wood Toddler Bed in Espresso

32 comments:

shauna said...

Love it!! soon Ade will be sleeping in that bed...yayyyyyy!!!!

V said...

Such a cute little bed!

Can't wait to see the rest of the room!

Gaunt Family said...

Where is it from? That is THE perfect bed for adopting toddlers! Good job mom and dad.

K_I_T_ said...

Dude....where did ya get the giraffe from...Im looking for one like that, but only finding little ones...LOVE the bed too....awesome job mom and dad....(of and furry little friend too....:)

K_I_T_ said...

no word of a lie.....my verification word was boner......
(sorry you can delete this, post as incase one day wee Ade reads it..) but Im laughing my pants off right now....

Poirier said...

LOVE IT! It's just perfect and so adaptable. Well done.

D Dae said...

Boner... lol lol

You absolutely MUST order the giraffe from Peel Monkey for his room! That bed is perfect, he is going to love it and I love the colour, gorgeous!

My word was viabik.... not nearly as exciting as boner..... sigh... so jealous....

Adam said...

L-O-V-E IT!!

Awesome bed!!!

Dianne said...

Soooo tiny and sweet! (Just like Ade!)

Don't forget to share a photo of him sleeping in it when you're all back home. :)

Tova said...

Awesome bed! So exciting, can't wait....keep breathing.

turgeonexpansion said...

I just good the most WONDERFUL goosebumps evah for you guys!! It looks beautiful, can't wait to see the rest of the room and him sleeping in that cute bed.

turgeonexpansion said...

seriously I can't spell at all...

GOT, I GOT THE MOST WONDERFUL GOOSEBUMPS!!

Brendan and Mary said...

I got goosebumps!! I am tearing up thinking about the first night the two of you watch him sleep! It's just around the corner....

Carolyn said...

Rana- I LOVE it- it looks so great. Excellent job to both you and Yvan. The giraffe theme is awesome. Now lets get that freaking Visa so that you can post a picture of Ade in that bed!


Carolyn

Anonymous said...

A bed for your boy!
Such a smile-maker of a post!
Jen D

Melissa said...

Awe, such a sweet post!

shaunak said...

It looks so good! Can't wait to see a photo of him in it!

Bed/crib assembly can test even the strongest of marriages - I am glad to see you got through it.

Tracey said...

I absolutely love it!! What an awesome choice!

Connie said...

What a great bed! Love it!

Claudia said...

ah, these pics make me SO HAPPY!!!

Liz said...

Love the bed! And love that you are finally able to think about a room and a bed and everything else that goes along with having your boy there with you!

Kendra said...

Great find Rana! I will keep this bed idea filed away as an idea when I find out who might be coming home with me.

Ramona said...

It's beautiful, Rana. I'm glad you got it all together becasue I want that visa to come now so Ade can lie in his bed and talk to his giraffes!
Ramona

Jess said...

love those 'convert to a twin' beds - I've seen them before and they just make sense to me! Love Ade's bedding too! :)

andrea said...

Oh, I love it, love it, love it... and the giraffes too! A

Janice said...

Love the bed, love the website! I just spent 30 minutes looking at diaper bags and I want to buy 3!

If you have any other baby websites you like please pass them on.

I've just started thinking about Mimi's room (finally letting myself). I haven't done anything yet but the ideas are flowing.

Sharla said...

Perfect bed...love the color of the wood. I love the giraffes and the blanket (I know that I have already said that in your post about the blanket but it doesn't hurt to say it again, right?). I can't wait to see the completed room, especially when it is totally complete with Ade in it!

hazel said...

Where the heck is my comment? Dang iPhone, I suppose.

What I said was - GREAT BED! And I can't wait to see the rest of the room. And mostly I can't wait to see Ade sleeping in it!!

emily and mike said...

The bed and the blanket together look awesome! Love it. Way to go mom and dad!!!

downes said...

Beautiful bed for a beautiful baby!

The Hattons... said...

Gorgeous - and I love the blanket!

Rowan Family Tree said...

Super cuteness!