I won’t name any names or anything (PAISLEY!), but a certain child of mine does not sleep anywhere but her crib. Don’t get me wrong… she’s a great sleeper. Always has been. Girlfriend has slept through the night since the day she was born. But being dependent on her OWN crib in her OWN nursery can present a problem at certain times. (Say for example, you take a impromptu weekend trip to Colorado).
I mean, it’s so bad that she rarely even sleeps in the car.
I know, at least she’s happy right?
Well, knowing that we have a pretty big trip coming up… with my little brother getting married in Wisconsin soon, we need to figure something out. Because this trip has the potential to be very unpleasant for all parties involved.
And these babes need to be well-rested for the important role they’re playing in this wedding. Check out the pattern for their Flower Girl dresses! SO STINKIN ADORABLE. My mom is sewing them using a Navy Blue satin fabric (to match the bridesmaids dresses!).
Laura (bride!) also asked me to make headbands like these from my Etsy shop in Navy and Mustard using vintage fabric and lace. I’m not sure the crazies will keep the headbands on their heads… they may just end up being little broaches on their dresses.
Speaking of not cooperating, we’re all well aware of how interesting it might be trying to get these girlies to actually WALK DOWN THE ISLE (especially since Delly doesn’t exactly walk yet). Since their cousin Kendall (who turns 2 on Sunday!) is also a Flower Girl, I’m thinking it would be best if Kendall goes first… and instead of dropping rose petals, she could drop Cheerios. That’ll make my girls move for sure.
Wow, I just got totally sidetracked. My whole purpose for writing this post is to explain the ‘Sleeping Therapy’ that we’re inflicting upon Paisley to teach her to sleep places other than her crib…
We started by putting a Pack-and-Play in the nursery right next to the crib. I did this yesterday, and had her take her naps there (Delly sleeps downstairs for naps). It didn’t go very well. She cried some, and then took a very short nap.
THEN, today… I moved the Pack-and-Play into the guest bedroom.
So far so good. She’s sleeping at this very moment.
Next, I’ll move it into our bedroom, the attic, basically all over the house. Musical Pack-and-Play. Does this sound silly? Do you think it will truly help her to nap in our hotel room when we’re in Wisconsin in a few weeks? Any other suggestions for teaching a little tot to be more versatile with the sleeping sitch? Girlfriend does not like change. Which is weird, cause daddy and I love change. We rearrange our house all the time.
IN FACT (here comes another change of topic!)… did you notice on our ‘count-down-timer-thing’ that there are only a few short hours before that darn wall will be removed forever from my life?!?!?! It’s true. And I’m overjoyed.
UPDATE: I lied, our support beams that we ordered came damaged with a huge crack. It’s not sufficient to hold up our entire house. We’ll have to reorder and wait a week at least. HUGE SAD FACE.
I’ll stop there before I take off on a totally new topic. Can you develop ADD in your adulthood?