Saturday, April 18, 2009

Miracle Blanket indeed!!

My sister in law is a certified black belt in shopping. I am NOT joking. It's pretty safe to say her daughter, who is almost 3 now, was probably the best dressed little kid not appearing on the cover of tabloids. Well, lucky us, we inherited little Abby's wardrobe! It came in the mail the other day, and it pretty much looked like a department store threw up in our living room. Beautiful, tiny, multi-colored throw up.


Also included in the boxes was this little gem:

You better believe it: footed pajamas. I couldn't put them on fast enough! How long have I wanted a pair of these? Probably since the last time I wore some, oh, 25 years ago.

Well, nestled at the bottom of these piles was a lonely little blanket. Upon further investigation, I realized it was a Miracle Blanket, the Cadillac of swaddling blankets. I was hesitant to try it at first--it comes across a little straight-jacket-ish. But, seeing as how little miss Summer was up every two hours the past two nights, and I was getting a little bleary-eyed, I decided to give this contraption a whirl.

Hot damn, she slept 11 hours straight. It's a Christmas MIRACLE!

Derrick woke up around 4:30 and asked me if she'd eaten yet, to which I replied "no...what time is it?" He told me and I bolted up and ran to check to see if she was still breathing. She was, indeed, still alive and as cozy a caterpillar in its cocoon. I came back to bed ecstatic, too excited to sleep.

I'm trying not to get too excited about it--one night does not a trend make. But man, oh man, I sure hope it continues!

Thanks, Amy!!! I'm forever indebted to you!!

10 comments:

vanessa said...

I honestly don't know what I would do without hand-me-downs. Buying a new wardrobe every 3 months for my kid isn't cheap! Glad you snagged some super cute ones. And I hope you all sleep well tonight in your footed PJs and miracle blanket!

whitandjoel said...

holy crap!!! that is amazing! lucky you is right!

oh, and send that little miracle blanket over my way and I'll let you know how much of a miracle it is! ;)

Linda said...

You really are the luckiest girl ever. Cute hand me downs are the best! If only I could find a miracle blanket for me. I could totally use the sleep...

Emmy said...

Where did your sister-in-law find footed pajamas?? I want some!

Sarah said...

Well, I guess we are destined to be friends because one of my best friend's, Bree, has footed pajamas that she sleeps in in the winter. Too funny! Her husband obviously gets no action until spring.

Miriam said...

oh man that's amazing! I'd give a kidney for all that. I seriously love all the cute little girl clothes, accessories and what not out there. lucky you.

Maria said...

Looks like you guys had a great Easter. Summer is getting too big so fast! We have to talk soon, I can't get enough of your adorable little girl.

Melissa and Trevor said...

ok, I need a miracle blanket, I have been using 2 blankets to swaddle and he keeps getting out and waking up, I may have to go buy one tomorrow!

Samantha said...

Where can I find this miracle blanket for our next wee one? The link just leads me back to this blog!

Kathryn Sutton said...

Sometimes it sucks being the oldest!!!