Tuesday, September 9, 2008

and then there were 5!

We have a new family member in our house as of 7pm last night. He slept in L's room last night and helped her have a more productive night's sleep.

We've been struggling with her getting out of bed at night ever since she gave up her Cassie. Momma and Daddy were feeling a bit cranky and sleep-deprived and that's never a good thing!

Daddy learned a new sleep technique (or should I say method of bribery) from someone over the weekend and we thought we'd give it a try. We couldn't possibly lose any more sleep than we already were! So, our new family member.....his name is Fountain. He's blue and he swims...he's a little fishie and L is so proud of him. His little bowl is on her nightstand and she can watch him swim around and know that she is not alone.

A fish is not very cuddly, but L is not a cuddly-type gal like her big brother. N still sleeps with his Lovey every night. When he was L's age, he had to have Lovey to sleep - it was his comfort. Now, he doesn't have to have Lovey, but he still likes sleeping with him.

So, night one? Success! L only got out of her bed once and when Lance took her back upstairs...she stayed!!! Yippee! This hasn't happened since before our vacation so we were thankful indeed.

And this morning? Oh that girl was proud! She had me come upstairs and talk to Fountain and listen to him "glub, glub". I'm proud of my gal and I'm thankful for a full-night's sleep.

Tonight, we'll try for two in a row!


Ladybug Fanatic said...

Awesome! Here's hoping for another great night's sleep.

Grandpa said...

Fountain is a he?

Jenn Greeley said...

Awesome! You gotta do what works. Yay for sleep!

circus of love said...

Congrats on the good night's sleep!!!

Bri said...

Who would have thought?!? Creativity is such an important part of parenting! Good job!

Emily said...

I love it's name!! Who named it? Very cool idea...I just think pets are a great addition to any family...whether they crawl, swim, walk, fly, etc.

Any chance we can see a pic of Fountain?