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One Handed

I have knitting – actual cool, photo worthy knitting – but it has to wait because it is super secret right now. It’s pretty frustrating, because my fingers went numb the last month I was pregnant, and I didn’t get full feeling back until about a week ago… so to finally be able to knit, have cool knitting on the needles, AND be back blogging… and NOT be able to blog about it? Right?

I should really take that back. I have a 7 week old baby. Not being able to blog about my knitting is the least of my frustrations. I’m typing one-handed right now as I hold the screaming succubus after he woke up from his twenty minute nap. That’s how long it took him to realize I wasn’t holding him any longer. Happily enough, just long enough for a PB&J and to clean up the kitchen from last night and this morning.

That’s what we’re working on this week: EJ sleeping without somehow being attached to me. Not all the time, I’m okay with most of the snuggling an infant needs*. Just one. One nap a day where I can go to the bathroom NOT wearing a baby. Straighten the apartment up. Knit without fear of poking him with dpns, which, when near a baby look more like eye-gouging, soft-spot-piercing, mini-impalers that would make old Vlad himself proud.

Last week we mastered burping. I have high hopes for naps.

*In fact I like it. He smells good, and makes sweet little baby noises, and has the nicest smiles when he’s all snuggled up with me.

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  1. That picture is just so sweet that it makes me want another baby! (almost…)

    You’re actually lucky. I developed carpal tunnel as a symptom of both pregnancies – at 6 months with the first and 2 months with the second. (Ask my husband how much fun I was when deprived of my needles for so long.) My doc said she saw a lot of that in her practice – despite the fact that it’s not considered a common side-effect of pregnancy. The good news is that it does go away, and it is totally worth it in the long run!

    Hang in there…it gets easier all of the time.

    January 9, 2009
  2. Do you have a good sling? If not, you’re welcome to the one I used last year, when WB was an infant. It was a Godsend.

    January 9, 2009
  3. Dena #

    Next weekend I will happily attend to all your baby holding, sandwich making, cleaning up the apartment needs. The going to bathroom? You’re on your own for that one!

    And he’s smiling? Aww. . .I hope I get to see that!

    January 9, 2009
  4. That photo is so sweet I think it may have given me a cavity. :)

    January 9, 2009
  5. Good luck! I think 20 minutes is grand – The Bug would wake up immediately upon removal from my arms. It got a little old, but now that I’m back at work and she’s at daycare, I really miss it. He’s so cute!

    January 10, 2009
  6. Kate #

    Oh my, the cuteness just made my uterus twinge.

    January 10, 2009
  7. Manise #

    I remember those one handed days well.

    January 10, 2009
  8. Oh! What a sweet sweet picture!! loves!!

    January 12, 2009
  9. That is just one beautiful baby. Good luck with the naps!

    January 13, 2009

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