Tuesday, September 4, 2007

This is Too Easy


I remember when Maya was born, how overwhelmed I felt. I couldn't sleep even when she slept because if she was asleep for more than an hour, I would have to wake up and check her breathing. Ah, good, she's still breathing... now I can rest... well, I never rested and never slept more than a couple of hours in a row unless Jeff took Maya early in the morning and let me sleep. I remember that I would often take showers late in the afternoon after Jeff was home because fear would consume me during that 10-15 minutes that I left Maya. Did I hear something? Why don't I hear anything? Oh, good, she's still breathing...

Now, Reili is here and Maya is 2 1/2 years old. My mother-in-law bought one of those sweet swings that rock back and forth. I didn't have one with Maya. I had to rock her manually. :) We put Reili in the swing yesterday and I realized that we could leave her there for hours and she would just sleep and sleep. I didn't have to hold her and I didn't even feel the need to check her breathing...

3 comments:

Jane Schell said...

The swing didn't work for Amberly, but it sure worked well for Wesley. He slept in it every night for the first 2 months I think. Now he is a good sleeper in his crib, but I don't know what I would have done without it this time. I am glad you are getting better sleep.

Mikelle said...

Swings are the best!! Now that Addie is 4 1/2 months old and in need of a little more stimulation--there is the saucer--another beautiful invention!

Kim said...

Ah, yes. The swing. KB lived in hers. Especially around dinnertime when nothing else would make her stop crying. I highly recommend them. In fact, my favorite baby shower gift to give is the portable swing. Then you can take it anywhere!