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Sep. 8th, 2007 @ 08:45 am What?
We are the proud new owners of a gigantic bed! Not only did we go from a Queen-size to King, but it's now some sort of Euro/pillow top fancy softness that makes the bed so tall I have to climb up in to it. Seriously, I can't just lean against the side of it to sit, I have to hop up. Makes me feel like I'm in The Princess and the Pea.

I had a great sleep on it. I might have had a lingering fear of falling out of the thing, but I was super comfy, had no weird aches and none of my limbs fell asleep on me. And best of all, when hubby got up to get ready for work this am, he sat on the end of the bed putting on his socks and I didn't even notice! Thank you god of pocket coils!

The huge bed has had an unintended consequence. Other than the fact that the old bed was over 12 years old and way beyond it's prime, we realized that both of us, a co-sleeper, the cat and the dog would not fit in a Queen. Unfortunately this bed is so tall that Sasha can climb in to it, with a bit of effort, but when she leaves the bed, she Bambi's on the hardwood floors. It makes me sad to think of not waking up to her flailing around on her back anymore, but until we get a step or a rug, I don't think she'll venture up there again.

After finally getting the bed into the room, we can see that there is quite a bit of room left for a bedroom set, but not for an oversized gigantic one. I have always loved sleighbeds and we had found a set at a local furniture store that we really liked. Unfortunately, adding the extra 16" for the sleighbed just makes it that much too big. Also, we went back to look at the set last night, and the nightstands are ginormous. They are basically little dressers. Hubby thinks it's totally nonsensical to consider an addition to the house to accommodate the bedroom set.

We scoured the rest of the store last night, and came to the conclusion that all the furniture in there is oversized and overstuffed. I'm sure it would look great in the billions of new giganto homes that are springing up all over the place, but the room dimensions of our 40 year old home are just different. So we start the search all over again. We've made it 17 years without a set, but I don't want it to go on much longer.
Who does she think she is?
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From:fluxymomma
Date:September 9th, 2007 07:05 am (UTC)
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hahahaha... my nickname is Sasha hahaha. I love big beds too, the last bed I had, had to be flipped over because the darn spring popped out.
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From:neeroc
Date:September 10th, 2007 01:30 am (UTC)
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No springs better pop out of this thing! Did you have a guarantee or anything?
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From:fluxymomma
Date:September 10th, 2007 05:39 am (UTC)
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that mattress was probably 15 years old.
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From:neeroc
Date:September 10th, 2007 03:01 pm (UTC)
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Ah - so it was time. The spring was like those little buttons that pop up when your turkey is done cooking *g*
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From:running5k2day
Date:September 9th, 2007 12:45 pm (UTC)
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Ohhhh~My hubby got the same mattress as your hubby did for you when I was preggo. My back started hurting and I couldn't sleep on the old mattress anymore. Soooooo he finally broke down and got us the wonderful and amazing mattress. I agree...you need a ladder to climb into bed and you have to hop down off of it too. We co-slept with the girls so it worked out great. I think our bedroom has to be smaller than yours because if we have a dresser in our room, we will have to walk by it on our side. The only thing we have room for is two very small night stands. I'm happy with our small room (less clutter).

Congratulations and enjoy your Zzzzz's
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From:neeroc
Date:September 10th, 2007 01:31 am (UTC)
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We're still trying to work out the less clutter thing. *g* The bed is still great so far, although hubby does claim he's afraid of falling out of it *g*
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From:nicosch
Date:September 9th, 2007 04:19 pm (UTC)
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OoOoOoOo...I'm jealous! I love our bed - it has the nice pillow top that I adore, but it's a Queen. When hubby is actually home from racing, I pretty much end up with 1/4 of the bed space! Not sure how, seeing as how my tummy is getting bigger and bigger. I'm surprised I don't fall off! But when we first got the bed, I swore I would need a ladder - I'm short, bed tall. lol.

Enjoy!
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From:neeroc
Date:September 10th, 2007 01:32 am (UTC)
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You need to build a pillow fort, that way he can't hog the whole bed. In the queen hubby had an annoying habit of sleeping corner to corner, leaving me all curled up!
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Date:September 10th, 2007 02:14 am (UTC)
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Pillow fort...good idea!!

Same with my hubby - he's tall and skinny, and I'm short and prego. Guess he thinks the "short" part gives him free reign to steal all the room AND covers! Luckily he's gotten a bit better since my tummy has grown, but I would love, love, love a King size (but then we'd have no bedroom left, and we would have to walk over the bed to get from end to end, lol).
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From:nicosch
Date:September 10th, 2007 02:15 am (UTC)
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LOL, ok not sure why I turned up anonymous...but it was me!
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From:neeroc
Date:September 10th, 2007 03:01 pm (UTC)
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Lucky for hubby I usually only sleep with a sheet anyways, and I've been so freaking overheated that he can even steal that without making me grumpy.

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