Tuesday, June 28, 2011

What helps me sleep at night

When Peanut was still in my belly,  we thought that we didn't need a lot of extra gadgets.

I'm going to go ahead and say we were wrong.

Especially about this little gadget:

picture from amazon.com

We received an old, but totally awesome baby monitor (the one that just has audio) from our neighbors and we were positive that it would satisfy our needs.

When Peanut was about 4 weeks old, I started walking on the treadmill in the basement during Peanut's naps.  While walking, I turned on the audio monitor and set it up on the treadmill.  And every time that Peanut made any kind of sound, I bolted up the stairs and into her room (now that I think about it, this was probably a better workout anyways).  So I talked to Jon and we decided that it might be worth it to invest in a video monitor.

I wanted all sorts of stuff from it - like the ability to see Peanut in the pitch black room, being able to move the monitor around the room without walking into her room, zooming in and zooming out.  I wanted to be able to adjust the volume and to hook up the monitor on the wall.  Basically, I wanted my cake and to eat it too.

Guess what?  This guy does it all!

Which means I get to spy...

Jon, feeding Peanut
and spy,

This doesn't happen often, but when it does, I spy
and watch my baby girl sleep.

Addi, sleeping like a little angel

And not miss moments like this.

Addi, learning to eat her toes.

This post was not sponsored by anyone.  I just wanted to share my favorite monitor with you.


  1. We have this monitor, too and absolutely love it! Like you, we didn't think we needed and fancy gadgets and we registered for just a regular monitor. Some friends got together and gifted us the video monitor. It has been amazing!

  2. Very cool. I didn't know they had things like this.

  3. I have this monitor and I love it. I wish I could trade it in for the new slimmer one though! I felt like so many people told us not to get one of these because we would just spend all our time watching her.... SO NOT TRUE!

  4. SWEET! Hope you have an amazing weekend :)

  5. What an amazing monitor!! So. Cool that you can spy :)