A few months back (before we moved) we were given a toddler bed for Naomi, for the time when the cot was no longer able to accommodate her. Since moving, this has been set up in her room, partly as a means of storage, but also to help her get used to the idea. Occasionally, it's been mentioned to her that this will one day be her bed.
Over the past few weeks it's been getting a bit dodgy having her in the cot. On days when she's not in the mood for sleep (usually this happens at nap time) she's been getting very close to climbing over the top of the cot; with a hard floor this presents some risk of injury! We've held off moving her into the big girl bed until Miriam had been around for a bit, so there wasn't too much disruption in one go. Last night though, she started pointing at the bed and was quite upset when she got put into the cot. Seizing on this as an opportunity for a stress-free transition, today we got the necessary stair gate to prevent escape from the room onto our landing, and tonight Naomi made the move into big girl territory.
Leaving her room, I looked at her lying quite happily in the new bed, and at her empty cot. For the first time, I felt just a bit like she is growing up too fast, and was a bit sad :(
Completely unrelated, today is the first day of December, and Naomi's very much enjoying her advent train of chocolatey goodness.