Sunday, August 15, 2010

It’s all about the swimming fish

This picture is from Tuesday.  A day before she turned 8 weeks.  In the last week or two she’s really changed a lot.  Now she will really track those fish as they turn around and around.  Before she used to prefer to just look at the still fishy picture on the side of the swing….now..it’s all about those swimming fish.

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She’s still not much for swinging…usually we just have the swing part turned off, with the fish and sometime music going.  Our girl does not do well with too much movement.  Which makes it tough because people seem to automatically bounce or rock or jiggle a baby constantly the entire time they’re holding them…..  I don’t always know the best way to say “stop jostling my baby….she likes calm and still…so she can look around and not vomit”  ….any ideas on the best way to gently get this across.  I’ve used the “oh…she just ate, you might not want to move her too much” but that only works for a couple of minutes,…then it’s back to bouncing.  I never realized it before…but really, everyone keeps babies in constant motion.  

2 comments:

woolandchocolate said...

That baby-bouncing thing is one of my biggest pet peeves. Just hold the baby, please, without jostling her to death!
She is really so very beautiful!

Wool Winder said...

If they don't take the hint, then you have to tell them directly, but kindly: "She throws up very easily, so please don't bounce her around like that." If they continue to ignore what you say, then take her back: "Here, let me have her. I really don't want her to throw up." Eventually that person will learn to listen to what you say, if they want to hold her. You are the mom and you know your baby better than anyone. You have to do what you feel is right for her.