Mackenzie jumped out of the crib. 18 months. Same as David. Why are my children so wild? I don't know. I just don't know. She pulls her whole body weight up, climbs the rails with her feet, and hoists her little 20 lb body over the side. Unbelievable.
But, this time I fought back. And I won. You see, David transitioned VERY well when we moved him at 18 mths to a bed. He had "big boy" mentality and never got out of a big bed. Bedtime was never a battle, he just stayed in the bed. Mackenzie, on the other hand, does not have "big girl" mentality. She loves being a baby and wants to be a baby. She flipped out when we tried the toddler bed and twin bed. She acted like we were throwing her into a lake of fire.
So, my mother in law found this crib tent on craigslist, and turns out it's the best one with reviews out there, SCORE! And, I got it for half price =)
We researched them a lot and saw that there has only been 3 crib tent deaths. One b/c the parent did not install it properly and the other 2 children were older and ripped the tent apart and suffocated. Too much info I know, but seriously people?? The odds out there say that she would be more likely to die in a car seat malfunction, stroller accident, or on a neighborhood walk. Anyway, it is VERY safe. It is a whole piece unit that fits over the entire crib. There is no loose mesh and goes up pretty high. It has awesome reviews on amazon and I feel very safe with her in there. We also have monitors and I check on her many times anyway, even before the jumping episode.
So, I wanted to tell you..... if your little monkey jumps out. This thing is awesome. You are supposed to move them out by 3, but I'm sure we'll try at 2 1/2 to get her in a bed, a YEAR from now when she is SUPPOSED to do it!! Ha!
Does anyone else out there have this problem? I'm beginning to think my kids are supernatural.
Mackenzie, obviously is a little too small for it now, so I put it on craigslist! Would you believe I sold this thing the first day for $75??!
So, our game is now up to $100. We'll see what is next. The game may have to slow down a little because of the home renovation we just took on!
If you haven't visited the site, I just made a new one for it! I am really excited about it so I hope you will follow and watch our progress! The new site is www.thenelliemaeproject.com.
It is really neat because for 4 years, my husband has dreamed of renovating a home. He actually left his first job doing college ministry to chase this dream. It was innately in him. I am just so happy for both of us because he gets to do his dream.... while also restoring the same home that my great grandfather built. I couldn't be happier.
We helped them move down there, load and unload the Uhaul, work on the house, but also have tons of fun and hang out at the beach!
They bought a foreclosure and the house needed a good bit of work. (Not as much as Nellie Mae though!) So we landscaped, cleaned, raked leaves, mulched, cleaned the deck, painted, unpacked, and kept up with all 4 of these little ones below!! We will be making lots of roadtrips to Savannah and will miss them tons! Here are some highlights and I posted the whole album on facebook! I'm kind of in love with Savannah and am secretly keeping my fingers crossed that someday we could be there! Until then, I plan on going down a lot! My sister and I cried, along with our kids, when we left =(David, Mackenzie with cousins Michael and Jonathan. So funny they are 4,3,2, and 1.
We also went to Paula Deens restaurant, Lady and Sons. It was heavenly. Here's the food! And, the beach!! We went to Tybee Island every morning and they kids just sat at the shoreline and played! It was the first easy summer with them because they just entertained themselves!
Thanks again to everyone!
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