Needless to say, we love it and Mira loves it. No more banging her head into the crib, kicking the rails out, and the best part of all, we can change her in the bed. We currently have a baby changing table that we use to change her on, which works great for Jonah, but not a 3 foot tall, 35 pound wiggly girl. Now we can just swing the side rail down and change her right on the bed.
The bed basically has a very durable mesh fabric on all four sides, along with tilt-up side rails for protection against the wall. The mesh sides all have zippers, so the entire canopy becomes zipped tight and will keep her from falling out. The mesh is non-abrasive and gives just enough to cushion Mira when she falls, leans, or launches herself into it. The canopy posts and side rails are all heavily padded, so there is virtually no way of her knocking her head against anything. It is designed to keep her safe, which it will. The mattress is close to a twin size, which is plenty of room for growth and designed so that she will use it for years to come.
Eli's face sort of summarizes our eventful day - we are very excited to have the bed. Mira did a lot of jumping around and exploring for about a half hour once it was set up, eventually wearing herself out. We knew she was officially spent when she propped her feet up on the side rail and called it quits.
We wanted to personally thank the IDC, the Love Fund, and Dad and Dottie for helping us pay for it. We are eternally grateful - thank you!