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Wonderful Sleep!!!!

Why is this sweet little girl smiling so big?

She feels rested because she slept till 8:15 a.m.


Her window is TACKY TACKY, but it is dark and THAT was the answer to later sleeping!!!!!!!!!!! She is sleeping later and later each day with this contraption I hung up.
Today was the day that I was due with Sarah Kate back in 2008. She came four days late.

Comments

Lauren said…
Ha, love it!! And it gets the job done!!!! :)
Sharon said…
Have you tried one of this "old style" shades? That you pull and they roll back up? That is what we use in lindseys room for the exact same reason. Just put it behind the curtain. It pretty much blacks out the room and you don't see it unless you pull the curtain back. Then if you do that you just roll it up. We have a cornice board so that is how we have it up there with a blind and a curtain. Just a thought! It helps at naptime too! Glad she's sleeping later for you!
The Ormons said…
I am so glad she is sleeping better.. I am thinking I might try that on Reid's window. He wakes between 5 and 6 but of course he goes to bed at 530.. but it sure would be nice if he would at least sleep till 7.
Anonymous said…
yay! so glad it worked! they also sell black out curtains at WM, the inside that faces the window is a darker material than the frontside-but you cant tell. we have the roll down shade too, its behind our blinds and it works great!!
I am SOOOOOOO happy for you AND her!! I know it makes you feel better and her too!! YAHOO!!!!!!
Ruth Ann said…
I have room darkening curtains in my boy's rooms. They may be plain looking and ugly, but they keep the room extremely dark and it works wonders! Hope it works out for you!
Tara G. said…
We just ordered blackout curtains for our kids' room- in this apt, they're all in one room and I just want to know why every single place we move in has bedrooms that face east?!?! Congrats on getting a "new" child!! :)
Sara Campbell said…
Linda Dale, I meant to tell you this but had no time to post that day...when we moved here from Singapore, we searched high and lo for blackout curtains (they make them for hotels). You can just put them behind her normal curtains. In Singapore, the sun rises at the same time all year. Here it was rising at 5am!!! I thought we would die til I found those curtains. We have them in all bedrooms...can we say addiction to dark???
Christa said…
LOL love it! Glad she is sleeping better!
Andrea said…
We swear by our black out curtains! I got mine from Target for around $15. But because they hange on a rod away from the window (that also has blinds) I sometimes toss a set of brown micro fiber curtains to block more light. I also use rain machines on both of my girls. They sleep until 8ish every morning.....although my 3 year old has started sneaking into my room at sunrise for the last few weeks...I'm trying to figure that one out. :-/
Erin said…
So glad she slept! For her and you!

Seeing all the curtains and blankets reminds me of the first time I went over to Zach's apartment in college after we were dating and he had foil on his windows and blankets nailed into the wall to make it dark. I was SO freaked out. Can't believe I continuted dating him after that! ha!
I often look at your blog from reading Kelly's blog for over a year now. Beautiful girls by the way! You have me sold on the makeshift curtains. My 16 month old is waking earlier and earlier and it's becoming exhausting. We are living in a temporary apartment after the Nashville flood. I haven't wanted to hang a curtain rod and have to worry about patching holes and painting when we move out of this apartment but I think it's time to give in and hang a rod. I need to try a darker room and see what happens. I think you wrote this post for me. :)
Jess :) said…
Woo-Hoo for the 8:15 sleep in party!! That is definitely a reason to celebrate and she should most definitely should be grinning from ear to ear!! Hopefully this trend continues. :)
Cayle said…
My idea probably sounds compeltely tacky but have you tried Aluminum foil? It keeps it cooler yet reflects the sun [=
Bear Girl said…
I absolutely love the photo of Sarah Kate! What a dolly! Also, if you just go to the fabric store and buy black out fabric you can make your own shade, or just tack up the fabric with tacks each night. You could tack them in the same place so you don't ruin the woodwork. Just a thought.
sanjeet said…
It helps at naptime too! Glad she's sleeping later for you!
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Kimberley said…
This made me laugh! Us moms will do whatever it takes to get more sleep. :)

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