Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Big Girl Pajamas


Bijou's "Big Girl" bed arrived today! The time has finally come for our little one to embrace life without bars keeping her safe (i.e. trapping her in and therefore unable to roam this abode as she sees fit!) Now everyone told us that she would tell us when she was ready. Apparently she would climb out.....didn't happen, and this girl is one serious climber (we found her at the top of a six foot ladder at about 15 months!! ). Alternatively she would scream the house down at the realisation of her confinement and it's injustice! Well this really didn't befit a snuggle into the pillow kinda gal with her "non night...lub shoo Mumma, lub shoo Daddy" .

So Hubby and I finally had to make the call and kiss ta ta to the wee bubba bed and open the next chapter of this wonderful parenthood adventure. It's a bittersweet moment this one (along with most of the others watching something as precious as your child explore this world). My heart strings are being pulled like a tug-a-war at a school fête! Yay that she's reaching a new milestone but boo-hoo that my baby is growing up :(


Perhaps that's why Hubby and I chose a bed with a particularly long winded preparation. Yes, under our house is the most exquisite antique cast iron bed head and end in dire need of a makeover. Mon petit poppet may well be a teen before the final unveiling!!! So in the mean time two new sets of Mumma made "big girl" pajamas will have to suffice. Heavenly vintage sheets were lovingly snipped and stitched together using some shorts and a t-shirt as a guide to create cool and comfy PJ's for my girl. And little Miss Independence absolutely insists on putting them on herself! I wonder where she gets that stubborness from? Mmmmm!


Must dash, I have a hot date with a wire brush, a tin of Kill Rust and some off white paint. On second thoughts....perhaps I'll go and gaze at my babe sleeping soundly in her cot....capture the moment and remember it....always :)


18 comments:

Jacinta @ modelmumma said...

AWWWW! I felt like that when my toddler went into her big girl bed. It was so exciting but so sad too! Seriously though, I LOVE those pj's. The fabric is amazing. Would love a pair for me please. hehe ;)

Catherine said...

It's hard seeing your little poppets growing up but exciting too. Each moment is so precious on this parenting journey. Those pj's are so sweet, I can see your little poppet being very determined putting them on, I remember those moments:) xo

willywagtail said...

Aw. Can you make my PJ's too! So cute. Cherrie

karlyn Jackson said...

So pretty, good luck with the big move!

Mary said...

Such gorgeous fabric for the pj's. It's so exciting and scary at the same time to watch our precious little children growing, sometimes too fast it seems.

Kylie said...

Exciting and sad times all rolled into one. Give er an extra hug from us. Love those PJ's, she will look so cute in them and sheet jammies are the BEST (ask me I know and I would wear mine to school drop of if I would not be talked about behind my back :)
Have fun fixing up the bed - shall have to talk colours for that blanket - I can see tht it will be required this winter.

Hope that you are having a great week - I will have to give you a call - I am on swimming roster on Thursday:) The fun never ends:)

Tammi said...

Ah, those pj's are heavenly!!
Such a big milestone not only for your little one but for you also :)

Melissa said...

oh steph- the jim jams are beautiful....
little independent thing putting them on herself...

it is such a HUGE mile stone -cot/crib to big bed!
i shed tears with all three of mine as they go to that point....

she'll feel fabulous though.... :)

melissa xx

lovely to see all the goodies made for the relief fund on your bed- they look brilliant!

Cotton Kiwi said...

Adorable pjs Steph. I bet they are super soft too. My Eloise still looks tiny in her big girl's bed (aged 4) but the benefits are huge as I get to snuggle up in her bed to read books with her and lie down and cuddle her back to sleep if she has a bad dream.

Heidi said...

Those are so sweet....i agree I would like a set too!!

Sarah said...

that fabric is just beautiful and you will just love cuddles and books in bed with your little one ... we just wrapped up some pasta hearts for Bijou's little kitchen. see you tomorrow x

ecoMILF said...

stunning! i want pair! : ) xo m.

Brenda @ Mira Narnie said...

what a lovely milestone for gorgeous Bijou!!! Funny - i'm searching endlessly for a wrought iron or antique bed to do up for Miranda too!! Love the PJ's - maybe you've got enough to make yourself a matching pair!! have a lovely day xx

Trish said...

*Love* those pyjamas Steph. the fabric is just amazing - kinda takes you back to your own childhood LOL.
cheers
Trish :)

ricebabies said...

That is just the sweetest.

ingrid said...

These are just the sweetest little pjs ever! I adore them.

littleminx said...

how lovely, beuatifully written! And those PJ's look fabulous x

Bron said...

Super sweet PJs! Lucky Bijou :)

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