Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Swing Away

My daughter has been sleeping for 15 minutes straight in her swing. HOLY COW! Usually, Grace only falls asleep in my arms, and even if I try to move her by putting her in the bassinett, boppy pillow, bouncy, etc. she lasts under 10 minutes before turning red from screaming. I didn't know what to do with myself for 15 minutes, so I thought I'd take care of housework. Yeah, you know that stuff that would have been neglected if not for my husband who does A LOT around the house. So far, I've started a load of laundry, unloaded the dishwasher, and dusted. And of course, now I'm typing away. I love watching her sleep while she is in my arms, but it is nice to be arms free once in awhile. And it's nice to have some feeling again in my right arm.


Jen Raiche said...

Deb - Not sure if you're nursing, but have you tried nursing her while lying down? Then, she might sleep a bit longer, because you're not jostling her to lay her down. Another trick, you could put her in her carseat to sleep. For some reason, all of my little boys slept beautifully in their carseats when they were young...

God bless!

Jen Raiche said...

Not to worry on the nursing. The first time we gave Kolbe a pacifier I cried. Before having him, I was convinced that I would never give him one--that was for parents that were not completely "there" for there children. Well, we lasted 1 week. And, I realized that "to pacifier" or "not to pacifier" was not really all that important in the Grand Scheme of Life. We all survived! Such is the life of parenting!

God bless your efforts!