Sunday, October 28, 2007

Oh, the glorious bed!


We recently (as of yesterday) joined the world of the real live furniture owners. (The kind of furniture you actually have to purchase rather than those items graciously bestowed upon you by very kind and loving family members and friends)

We decided that almost 8 months was a sufficient testing ground for whether or not a full bed was going to work out for us to sleep on. The key here is SLEEP on... not just lay down for 6-8 hours. For Bobby, who would have slept through punching me in the eyeball had it not been for me crying out in pain, sleeping may not be the problem. He apparently sleeps through everything (except for me screaming...) Though even heavy sleeper Bobby was beginning to notice the back aches he was continually waking up to...

I wish I had a picture for you that would actually do justice to the image. But just try to imagine this scene if you can. Bobby is 6'4" and has a habit of sleeping with his arms above his head, which means that his body starts about a foot into the bed already. This leaves pretty much everything from his knees down, directly hanging off the bed. (and due to age and lack of sturdy nature, this means the bottom half of the bed had a gradual curve downward) Then there is me, clinging as closely as I can to the edge of the bed, trying to leave as much as I can for Bobby because; 1) he's bigger than me, and 2) I knew that I, being the much lighter sleeper, was the one likely to wake up in the middle of the mattress or blanket war.

So decision made, we set out to buy a bed. It was an adventure of going from store to store and lying on lots of beds. Pretty much all of them, we decided, felt better than ours. Then came the moment of truth.... WHICH one of the fabulous beds out there were we going to take home? I think we started forgetting which ones we liked and which ones we hated, because we had laid on so many! We called and consulted with "the experts" (i.e. those of you who would answer your phones that night!) Then we chose our new bed!!!

It is so big we can both sleep in it and hardly know the other person is there! Bobby lying sideways is still bigger than out last bed!
I of course had to fight through a couple days of buyer's anxiety.. Did we get the right bed?? Was it worth the extra money for a bed that's better, or are they all so much better than our bed that we won't realize what we're missing once we are sleeping on it, and we should get the cheaper ones. Eric, one of our wise expert opinions, scoffed and rolled his eyes at that comment, apparently his vote was not for the questionable, cheap, no-name mattress. I'm sure he had our best interest, and our back's interest, at heart! But Bobby trumped all anxiety with the statement, "Megan, we are going to have this bed for 20+ years. Pick the bed you want for 20 years, and not just for right now." Alas, Decision made, we got the better bed. And we are very happy about it!

7 comments:

Annacondalisa said...

I'm guessing you have a King now.

Annacondalisa said...

LOL, one more comment...I know how it is to get smacked in the middle of the night...one night Geoff got woken by a huge hook & ladder fire truck on the street below (our neighbor is the fire station) with sirens blaring and so I got thwacked with his entire arm across my stomach with him shouting "Its okay, its okay" LOL, it hurt so bad to be cut in half and funny all at the same time. And he was totally sleep talking until I yelled out in anguish, lol.

jeanie said...

ahhh, looks so comfy!!

Adam, Jaci, & Grant said...

Congrats on the new bed. Adam and I have been sleeping in a full bed for 3.5 years now and it is a good time! Maybe you should send us your old bed and we can put the 2 of them together...Ya...I think that is a great idea!

Becky Nelson said...

Megan,
hey it is so good to hear from you. I have e-maiiled, but it always comes back. what is your last name now???? Where are you living??? It is great to see pictures of you and your new family. You look GREAT. Please keep in touch.

kristin said...

I now feel even more grateful that we got a bed as a wedding present. I never knew what I was missing out on. Congratulations to you guys! HURRAY!

Jason Acosta said...

Heather had a psychology teacher that advised her to spend, money on a mattress instead of a honeymoon. I wouldn't go quite so far.....