August 11th, 2008 by: cheyenne

It would seem that six months marks a trying time for helpless babies and their bleary-eyed counterparts. I’m talking about everyone’s favorite topic: sleep. Sleep and Ronin are at odds lately. Sleep and Ronin have a on-again, off-again relationship and this relationship is on the rocks. Sleep and Ronin = LAME for EVERYONE.

(Me = cranky.)

There is a lot of advice out there regarding how to get your baby to sleep. Everyone is a baby-whisperer. I think the sleep advisers are more prolific than the how-to-be-pregnant people. At any rate, one bit of advice was to introduce a “lovey,” or some sort of item to be loved up/devoured by mucous alone (stuffed critter, blanket, paper bag, wire whisk, etc.). I decided a stuffed critter was the element missing from my child’s sleep psyche.

NO MORE! BEHOLD: “Ay-dah!” (Ronin named her.)

God isn’t that the cutest thing? I totally stole the idea from some crafty type and made my own version out of some of some of those fabric scraps I’ve got on hand, one of my pregnant sweaters that is now too wanged out to wear, and an old Irish flannel shirt I’ve been carrying around since high school.

Warning: video somewhat grandparenty.

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9 Comments on “Ay-dah”

  1. Anonymous says:

    I could watch that over and over….. great!

  2. Peg Bowden says:

    I love the little flirty grin toward the end of the video. Ronin and Ay-dah should become best buddies. Let me know if the sleeping potion works. Love, Gramma Peg

  3. cheryl flavin says:

    You do “grandparenty” well. Please do keep it up. :) Ay-dah looks like a loving sleeping partner to me. Maybe her relationship with sleep is soon to improve. Can’t wait to see you Ronin!
    Love, Grandma Cher

  4. Keely says:

    asomely kool I love it(as allways)

  5. vida says:

    Ay-dah is SO cute! I gotta get me one. 8-)
    What are the eyes made of?

  6. cheyenne says:

    I made them from wool felt (the same stuff I used for the raindrop mobile). I just stitched carefully around the edges and then ran some stitches through the center of the felt to anchor it. One could embroider eyes too or also there are probably sew-on eyes that you could attach securely for a baby. I thought maybe the felt was the most worry-free though.

  7. vida says:

    We just passed a cute little shop and they had an knock-off Ay-Dah in the window! same little legs and everything (though they weren’t perfectly asymmetrical like yours)

  8. jeff says:

    Gran prnty Your right its Great clip of Ronin and you & stuffed critter.
    brightened my motel room. jeff

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