Monday, November 10, 2008

The Sleep Sack

Jonah's room is a bit on the chilly side and he has been waking up occasionally during the night because he's cold. I always make sure he has a blanket on before I go to bed, but he doesn't usually stay under the blanket for long. I decided I wanted to get him one of those sleep sacks to wear over his pj's, but they cost $25 or more and I figured it would be simple to make. I found great instructions on the internet for how to do it http://www.sleepingbaby.net/jan/Baby/sleepsack.html
My sewing was very sloppy, but it works. I was happy to see that he didn't mind being in it and had no problem sitting up and even standing and walking around in it.



It's extra long so he can wear it all winter and still kick around in it.
I only wish my mom were around to see this... Not only to help me make it, but to see me doing what she used to do for us. Especially to see me doing the exact thing I used to hate. If I saw something I liked in the store she would often say, "Oh, that's so simple. We could make that." It used to drive me crazy. Now I'm saying, "That looks really easy, I could make that." She used to say, "You just wait until you have kids. You're going to say the exact same things I'm saying." If only she could be here to say, "I told you so."


3 comments:

Emily said...

Linnea,

I know your mom would be so proud of you and the wonderful mother you are to Jonah. The sleep sack is adorable and such a great idea! I love it and Jonah seems to love it too!

Anonymous said...

We all miss her still.
Love
Carol

Megan said...

You know, they make these things with feet for once the kids get bigger...I wonder if that would be any harder to do? Looks like yours turned out great though!