Friday, November 9, 2012

Her Blankie

Right before Olivia came home from the hospital Reid and I bought her a little pink blankie. We sort of agreed that we would prefer that none of our kids be super attached to any certain item because it can cause a lot of angst when that special something gets lost. And it always seems that the "extras" you might buy as replacements are never quite as good as the original. We have a few things that I think she really does like to snuggle with - the pink blankie square, a soft white blanket, a Jellycat pig, and an elephant lovey - but she's never shown any real attachment. She's never even been super attached to her paci (which she's used since before she was 30 weeks gestation). Then, yesterday she was fussy, fighting sleep, and I'd run out of options. I thought about what I wanted when I was little and had trouble falling asleep... My blanket by my face! So, I grabbed the little blankie and tucked it by her face and she immediately grasped it, calmed down, and fell asleep. I thought maybe it was a fluke, but she did it again today. Sweet girl!













10 comments:

Alicia said...

My little preemie does the same thing with her blankie by her face! So adorable!

Anonymous said...

awww, what a sweetie pie!

my son changed up his lovies and special-somethings as he grew, and now has settled on a stuffed animal as his BFF-soothe-all for over a year now. i think they need something to have with them. its a part of it- and if she needs to hold a soft something, so be it! paci's are another story- if she doesn't want it, that's great! thanks for the pics! she is beautiful :)

Missi said...

Oh my gosh, that is ADORABLE!!

sonja said...

That is basically the cutest thing ever!!

Christina said...

So precious!! Both of my children are extremely attached to their special blankets. It's a sweet thing. I'm sure she'll love that very blankie for many years to come! You're right though, the extras just aren't the same!

Emily Richardson said...

So if you ever talk to anybody from Newport about me they will always include Pink Bee in the conversation! We were two peas in a pod and I did not go ANYWHERE without pink bee until I was about 8 years old. She is just a few threads now and is in Annabel's nursery on her sentimental wall. I even want A to be attached to something because it was such a huge part of me as a child, but I know first hand the angst that it caused, so I guess I'll be ok if she's not:). I just LOVE that Olivia cherishes her blankie though!!! I can't wait to get my hands on that sweet girl!

Teej said...

What a sweetie! And that does look like a soft and comfy blanket. Good choice, Olivia!

CK said...

So sweet!!!
My daughter is turning two in a few weeks and you can't even get her near bed unless she has her blanket (and she has been like that since she was a tiny like Olivia) :)

Linds said...

I love it. Brayden was the same way with a blankie on his face. He now rubs his blankie under his nose (kinda gross) to put himself to sleep.

Sophie said...

She will get attached to it even if it's a blanket. The best way is to clean them often so that there is a turnover and the item does not get a particular smell.

I say that because my "thing" was a cloth diaper (like they used to make them). Mine was washed 2 a week so I did not bond with the smell so much.

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