I made a discovery today — baby swings are AWESOME!
Prior to today, our little guy had one desire in life: to be held all day long!! Of course with the myriad of relatives staying with us, he didn’t have a chance to learn to like anything else.
Nope — all day long, he wants nothing more than to be snuggled up on someone. At first, this wasn’t a problem; after nine months, I was more than willing to give in to him. But, after a few days of constant holding, I realized I was limited . . . VERY limited in what activities I could enjoy. There wasn’t much snacking, playing with the Little Lady, or any other necessary task being completed.
Today was different and completely wonderful. After holding my little guy during feedings and a few “comfort sessions,” he would visit his cute little aquarium themed swing. He LOVED it, sleeping contentedly for close to two hours at a time. Beautiful.
I was able to do all kinds of fun things this afternoon: go to the bathroom whenever I wanted (woo hoo!), hold beverages and snacks with my right hand (instead of trying to use my awkward left hand, neck, and chest to balance everything), hold the Little Lady and read her a few of her favorite books . . . oh, yeah, and I was able to play on the computer (see below for my creation).
I love you, Mr. (or Ms.) Baby Swing Creator!!!! You rock.