Look carefully at the picture below of Shyla's bedroom:
(Aside from the fact that it's actually picked up?)
Two big changes in our little girl's life: we converted her crib into a daybed and we got rid of her changing table!
We have been wanting to convert her crib for a long time now but were having trouble finding the conversion kit. Admittedly. this started with me swearing her furniture is Espresso when in fact it's Classic Cherry. A big thanks to my mom who spent a great deal of time on the phone with the manufacturer. A big thanks to YouTube for the incredibly simple video showing how to remove the front panel. And a big thanks to BabiesRUs for, once again, being completely unhelpful. If they had been helpful from the beginning we probably would have purchased the completely unnecessary $80 conversion kit.
Secondly, her dresser is now simply a dresser, not a changing table. Shyla is doing SO GREAT with potty-training. I'm actually glad we waited. She is a bit older than the "average" but I think she is truly ready at this point and can understand it more. For nearly 2 weeks now she has only worn a diaper at night-time. She has only had a handful of accidents, and only 1 was in public (sorry LA Fitness, Kids Klub). She likes to be rewarded with "Harper treats" when she uses the potty, which are those baby yogurt melts and/or wagon wheels. (They are a bit expensive but better than giving her sweet tarts or some other sugar candy.) We have to consistently remind her to go potty and often I have to sign to get her to stay sitting long enough to try, but I am really proud of her!