And then things started to click. For a little over a week Gabriel had not been wanting to go into his crib during nap and bedtime. He would fall asleep on the chaise/reading couch in his room while we sang to him, but when we went to put him in the crib he would cry and point at the chaise. Taa-daa!!! By Thursday the lightbulb went on that he was ready for a toddler bed! So our plan was to transition him Friday, until we discovered that the toddler railing piece that converts the crib was in my parents attic in Des Moines. Luckily, my mom loves me and brought it up Saturday!
So after dinner Saturday, Daddy went to work turing Gabriel's crib into a big boy bed.