Thursday, March 06, 2008

I Won, I Won!

I entered a little blog contest and won! Yay! I was gifted this Lorna's Lace yarn by Kamika, along with this neat patterns book. Thank you, Kamika for blessing me! This book in really empowering. By this, I mean that each and every one of us ought to have our own patterns book by now. I wonder what the hold up is?


Anyway, I'm going to try to make Teddy Bear a shrug with this. Maybe I'll be able to get this bell sleeve shrug from it if I shorten the sleeves. I love variegated yarns but rarely use ones with neutral colors and am very excited about what the outcome will be. Yep, I'm think I'm gonna do this pattern. If you have any other suggestions for a similar item, I'm open to them.

Aaaaah, don't they look cute when they're asleep.
Now, factor in the fact that this is MY pillow that she wants to share with me every night. This is crazy, yo. I normally am one to try to hide my gross imperfections, but maybe if I let the cat out of the bag I can get some ideas that will work. Let's start with the fact that I know that this is my fault. I have never been good at getting up for night time feedings. This is why breast feeding is so cool. She'd be on there all night while we were both asleep.

No, I don't breast feed her anymore, come on! Also, she started walking when she was 9 months old and was and still is an excellent climber. I put her in the crib every night just to wake in the morning to a brown nursing ball of fat. And my bed is as high as they come. All last week me and Little Man camped out in her room with sleeping bags. So, she CAN get a full night's sleep in her own bed. "Teddy Bear, you need to sleep in your own room, in your own bed." "I can't, I'm too little, I just can't do it", she says in the winiest voice she can muster.

It wasn't that bad when she used to look like this...

...but she's grown some. I've locked my door, she'll stand on the other side of it all night. Oh yes, she can stay up all night. She only needs 30 minute naps in between. I've let her sleep on the hallway floor before and she woke up with a runny nose (it gets cold out there). I'm stumped. If I can ever get past my issues with finding a quality man, I don't want to have to tell him that we'll be having a guest in our bed.

Several family members have suggested that I just give up and let her sleep with me forever like they did with their moms. Huh!

10 comments:

Sheila said...

Congrats on Winning the contest. Aww your daughter looks sooo adorable sleeping and the baby picture OMG down right beautiful. Ok. It's been 16 years since I had that problem, but I'd purchased a radio/cassette player for her room and would lay down with her for a few minutes listening to her favorite songs and told her she could only get up once the song was finished... you know I had the tape set to repeat...lol. It actually worked and kept her from climbing into bed with us in the middle of the night. Now @ 19 y.o. she puts her ipod in its docking station and set it to the sleep mode...lol. She told me she can't sleep without music playing. *Wonder Why* haha!

Nik said...

That baby picture is just the most beautiful thing I've seen.

Pajnstl said...

Awwww that baby picture is just TOO cute

del said...

That baby pic ALMOST makes me want another one. Notice I said almost, lol. Too cute!

NikkiJ said...

@ Sheila, it didn't work. After 20 min she decided she no longer liked her cd choice and had to potty in my bathroom. After an hour I noticed the light on in the living room. She had taken her little party there to play several different CD's on the DVD player. I finally got her back into her room with Coko (she wanted Onitsha but it was in the car). At 12:30, she was back in my bed complaining that the CD wouldn't go off.

Virtuous said...

Congrats!!!!!

And oh my goodness that is a PRECIOUS baby photo!

SO should be in a book or magazine somewhere! Wow!

NikkiJ said...

Thank you all so much on the complements on my boo-boo. I do miss those days although she was as crazy then as she is now.

Kamika said...

As usual, I'm late on the computer but rarely in person! LOL. I happy you like the prize.

Teddy Bear was such a gorgeous baby. She's still too cute now!

Ieisha said...

Ok, I am having this problem with my little one. He prefers sleeping in my bed. I'll put him in his own. He'll get out five or six times and stand at the foot of mine. The other night, he stood there for an hour until he dozed off standing up!

How is that working out for you?

NikkiJ said...

Ieisha, not working out well. She slept in her room one night this week with the agreement that she would be able to take her lip gloss compact with her to school the next day. I've been trying to use the same bribery without success. She only makes it about half way through the night.