Friday, April 23, 2010

(Thump) 3 times on the ceiling if you want me ...

What is that noise? A 500 lb man doing jumping jacks on the roof? No it's my tiny 10 lb. daughter lifting her legs up and thumping them down over, and over, and over, and over again during nap time.

It took me awhile to figure out what this noise was. A few weeks ago I told the Hubs that I thought there may be a loose shingle on the roof because I kept hearing this thumping noise coming from the ceiling. We just had our roof replaced about 2 years ago because we used to have this problem all the time. Combine a west facing house with a cheap roofing job and it was a recipe for disaster. As time went on and I heard this noise even on calm sunny days, I started freaking out. Was someone on our roof? Was some disgruntled neighbor kid perpetually kicking a soccer ball at our house? Then with a slight adjustment to our video monitor I'd start to see two little feet lifted high that would disappear out of view about the exact same time I heard the noise.

This pretty much eliminates our need for the video monitor we spent $140 on. I can tell by just listening whether she's awake or not. These chubby little thighs mean business.


  1. Oh my goodness...I got so excited when I read this because GG does this too. Sounds like an elephant upstairs but nope it's just tiny 22 pound GG throwing her feet down in the crib repeatedly! So funny! Happy weekend!

  2. Yep! Camden does that too...over and over and over again. I read that it's a self-soothing thing. It seems more like a frustration thing to me though. Oh, and I love the position of her thighs in that pic...that is exactly how Camden sleeps! Matt and I always laugh about it b/c it does not look comfortable at all!