Saturday, March 17, 2012

Tummy time

Cheese Puff loves to be held, but seems to enjoy small moments of tummy time. The first time I put him on his tummy, I swear I heard him sigh in relief.See how content? His cheeks are starting to get a bit chubbier. He's growing longer before growing out I think.

I love the size he is right now. I was so anxious with Little Elvis. I kept wanting him to reach milestones and be able to interact with me. With Baby Plum, we were in the midst of a move, and he was very content letting other people (mainly my father) hold him. Baby Plum also seemed to like the bouncy and bassinet better. Cheese Puff wants me to hold him. He's so light and small that I'm capable of doing some things while holding him. He's a sweet little size, and I'm doing my best to really enjoy it.

It's been a rough week around here. I thought I read somewhere that two kids tripled the work, but after that, it wasn't a big deal to add another child. I beg to differ. Two wasn't bad. Three is a lot harder. Possibly it's because my oldest has suddenly become a daredevil climber. His shadow (Baby Plum) wants to do everything he does and can't, so he gets stuck and cries. And the baby really prefers being held to anything else. My hands really are full right now. And I'm hormonal and stressed out by it. I know this will pass.

We plan on getting some sort of new swing/bouncy thing to put Cheese Puff in, and that should help a good bit. Any suggestions? Right now, the only thing that works is the car seat.


Blogger Stacey said...

No clue how I stumbled upon your blog, but thought I'd offer a suggestion. Have you ever tried carriers that you wear? Sleepy wrap or Ergo are 2 I recommend in a heartbeat!!! My 2nd LIVED in her sleepy wrap her first year. I would just put it on the morning, put her in it and she'd snooze/hang out happily while I played with my oldest, clean, do laundry etc.

The Ergo is more expensive, but lasts longer. I used it last year with my 50 lb 5 year old when he got tired at the zoo but my youngest was happy to walk. :-)

Good luck!

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Blogger Ann Wyse said...

Oh man, did I tell you how sweet he looks? (I think you need to stop posting photos. NO! PLEASE DON'T! - I'm kidding!)

I wish I had some advice on a bouncy chair, but generally speaking, we had bad luck with the one we got. I wonder if you could try them out at a store? Because it does occur to me that each child might like different levels of bouncy-vibratey-ness. For the record, though we got a MacClaren rocker/vibrating chair and it wasn't enough for either of the boys.

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