Saturday, December 18, 2010


I laid Avery down for her afternoon nap and she immediately started crying.  I stood there and patted her back for a while (she likes to sleep on her tummy now).  She quieted down so I turned the monitor on and left.  About five minutes later I hear her jabbering away.  I go in there to see what she's doing.  This is what I found...

She learned how to sit-up from being on her belly about a week ago but I didn't even think about the effect that would have on nap time!! I clapped my hands a few times and told her wow, good job!! Then tried to put her back on her belly.  Big mistake!! She immediately sat back up and decided we were playing a game!!! Little stinker.  She was having so much fun there was no way I was going to make her take a nap!!! She would try to pull herself up on the side of the crib (yes, we're going to have to lower the mattress soon I'm afraid) and then plop  back down and crack up.  She did this over and over again, each time laughing harder than before. 


Obviously the crib is now for playing not for napping.  This could be a problem.  How do you get a baby to sleep when she refuses to lay down?? Not sure what we're going to do...

Her other favorite game is feeding Cash her puffs.  She has a little cup in her exersaucer, if I put a few puffs in there she's content to play with them for 10-15 minutes.  She won't actually eat them (unless I feed them to her) but she loves to play with them!! Today she discovered it is fun to give them to Cash!! He of course loves this game!!

They both look guilty

Caught red handed!

Cash is anxiously waiting for then next puff to hit the floor.  

I am so blessed!! My sweet little girl definitely keeps me on my toes but I love her more than I ever imagined possible.


  1. Uh oh, the fun has begun! Yep time to lower the mattress! :) To answer your question, you will just have leave her in there and she will get tired enought that she will eventually lay down and go to sleep. Just today, I put Bren down and for about 30 min she played, stood up, sat up, played and then FINALLY went to sleep. :)

  2. Yeah sometimes Whitt will play for an hour before sleeping. I usually put him in there 30 minutes before actual nap time, so he can wind down. Just wait till she starts jumping in her bed and it sounds like a heard of elephants. She is precious!!!!!

  3. Oh geez - how did she grow up this fast!? She is SO stinking cute and that makes me laugh so hard that she cracks herself up by sitting up! haha!