Tuesday, December 20, 2005

New Discovery

I've come to the realization that Jack is just a fussy baby. Isn't there an old wives tale that if you have an easy pregnancy and easy delivery, you won't have an easy baby? Well, I'm beginning to believe it. He is just the sweetest baby ever....when he's asleep, or being snuggled by mommy in a certain position (me laying back with him on my chest). But if he's awake and not being snuggled in exactly the right position, then he is generally crying. Now that we've got him sleeping at night, the crying is much more bearable during the day, but it is still crying none-the-less.

Today, however, I discovered the stroller. I remembered that in the nursery at church nothing will soothe a baby faster than putting him in a stroller and wheeling him around the nursery at top speed. I myself have done this several times. So, I thought, why not try it at home? It worked! He's asleep right now, in his room, in his stroller, and I have time to sit and write!

2 comments:

Jeannie said...

When Joseph was little, he had two modes: crying & nursing. We nursed a LOT!! :-) The only way to get him to sleep for a nap was to take him for a drive in the car. BUT, even if he was exhausted & asleep in the car seat, as soon as we got him out to put him in bed, he would wake up & start crying again. Joe's mom lived across the street from us & had an attached garage. Sometimes we would take him for a drive to get him to sleep, then park the car in the garage, put the door down, & leave the door open between the garage & kitchen. He'd sleep in his carseat for an hour or two, & we could hear him when he woke up. It bought us a little peace & quiet! :-) (wouldn't work if very hot or cold out, though)

Jeannie said...

When Joseph was little, he had two modes: crying & nursing. We nursed a LOT!! :-) The only way to get him to sleep for a nap was to take him for a drive in the car. BUT, even if he was exhausted & asleep in the car seat, as soon as we got him out to put him in bed, he would wake up & start crying again. Joe's mom lived across the street from us & had an attached garage. Sometimes we would take him for a drive to get him to sleep, then park the car in the garage, put the door down, & leave the door open between the garage & kitchen. He'd sleep in his carseat for an hour or two, & we could hear him when he woke up. It bought us a little peace & quiet! :-) (wouldn't work if very hot or cold out, though)