I realized I didn't tell the WHOLE story about Blaine sleeping in yard on the blanket, until a few commentors posted about being "jealous" he would just conk out like that. (bwwwaaahaha, so far from the truth). We we had carried him around for about 2 hours while we planted, rototilled, etc etc etc. On a walk to my grandma's next door to grab the bean planter, he fell asleep in Nick's arms. We tried to transfer him to the blanket and he woke up (transfers never ever go well), so right then and there I whipped out the boobie to NTS (nurse to sleep; a cool acronym that I'd never heard of until babycenter about 2 weeks ago). Luckily my parents and grandparent weren't home so no one could really see the spectacle! LOL.
Honestly, I know I've created a monster with the NTS and it is a habit we can't break easily. But the truth is we've tried creating sleep associations (song, lovey, etc), and tried CIO (the kid gets tense and hysterical if you even approach his crib), but this is what has been working. There are definitely days it doesn't work and I have to let him cry, or go on a car ride, or take him in the backpack awhile, but you do what you gotta do for the naps! Hey I have a friend who has to put her THIRTEEN MONTH OLD in the infant carseat and swing it over and over with her arms until the child falls asleep for naps. SO IT COULD BE WORSE! LOL. But I know I don't have a kid who will ever fall asleep in his high chair while eating, that's for sure!
^^Nick getting ready for the tranfer. And below, me fixing the damage!