We've been talking up a 'big girl' bed with Addie for a couple of weeks now. She was doing fine in her crib but we figure if we want her to act like a big girl we need to treat her like one and big girls don't sleep in baby beds! So John converted her crib to a toddler bed, essentially removing one of the sides allowing her to get in and out of bed.
She was super excited and did a great job her first night. She went to bed without issue and didn't get out of bed until the next morning. I watched her in the monitor and when she woke up the next morning she laid there for a minute or so like she was debating what to do. When she finally got out of bed and wandered into the kitchen she was smiling ear to ear. I told her how proud I was of her and how good she had done in her new bed. She was proud of herself, it was adorable :-)
Next up....potty training!