Thursday, December 09, 2010

baby Houdini

Julia Ellen has taken to propelling herself out of her crib and wandering about the house in the middle of the night. We haven't gotten a good night's sleep in weeks. The only thing that worked to get her to take a nap yesterday was putting the babygate across her door frame so she couldn't escape the room, after 30 minutes of frustrated crying she fell asleep on the floor in front of her crib. I have never had a child this agile or determined not to sleep, all the rest were in toddler beds by now and stayed in it for naps and night. My first plan of attack is the babyproof door knob cover so she will stay in the room and if that fails (waking up Mary and Maggie or destroying their things) then I guess I will have to get a tent that traps her in the crib like a wild animal in a cage.

Is this a cruel practical joke, 5 children you can't get out of bed with a crowbar and 1 very loud and squirmy night owl? 


Karen said...

Can you believe after 14 children I only just now have one climbing out of their crib (the 2 yr old, not the 8 month old, lol)? It's very unnerving!

(#15 is due mid-August, btw)

Natalie said...

I got one of the knob locks for our son's door because he was getting out in the middle of the night so now we just find him by the door in his room instead of in the kitchen. That was a shocker in the morning.