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Riding High

I’ve tried to write this about 5 different ways, and each time I stop, thinking that the universe is going to slap me down for my hubris. But really, I know that this has NOTHING to do with me, or anything that I’ve done, and I am just ebullient at what’s been happening.

EJ has been napping. And sleeping. And not spewing up crazy amounts of milk. (Okay, that last one’s me. I don’t eat tomatoes.)

But the napping? A week ago EJ would flip out if I wasn’t holding him all the time. This week? I plop him in the crib under his new mobile and Mom Who? Check out that cool black circle with a red dot! It’s hilarious! And mesmerizing! Like hypnosis that makes him incredibly happy and sleepy all at the same time.

Link to video of squeaking cooing cuteness. Also, EJ rips one at the end. Cracks me up every time, because obviously I am 8 years old at heart.

I wasn’t even trying to put him down for a nap, I was just trying to put him down for 2 minutes while I took care of some bathroom business and I came back into the room and he was drifting off to sleep. Seriously, this has happened twice now – Monday at nap time and last night at bed time. I could have smacked myself in the face, because he had a huge load in his pants too, and I knew I couldn’t leave him in there too long. (We compromised – I let him lay in it for about 45 minutes when he started to stir… and I don’t feel bad about it.)

Anyway, score one for my mother, who bought us the mobile over Christmas and in her infinite motherly wisdom knew that it would be a lifesaver.

Right. On.

And now that I have spoken of it, I know it will never happen again. Also, EJ goes for his first set of vaccinations tomorrow and then we have houseguests all weekend so I know I’m in for a rough couple of days. I really hope he’s feeling better by the time his visitors arrive.

Last night, in the happy time I was granted by the mobile I worked on my super secret knitting project. I still can’t talk about it (soon!) but I can gush (I’m in a gushing mood, can you tell?) about my new KnitPicks Harmony dpn set. Amazing. Smooth, strong, flexible (still talking about needles here. Knitting needles.) they make me very very happy. I’ve never been a huge fan of dpns, but I am a convert. I can see how people wouldn’t mind, or daresay even LIKE using them for socks.

So I suppose you dpn lovers aren’t all crazy. My bad.

Doesn’t hurt either that they’re so pretty.

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  1. Last night at my guild meeting several of us were once again gushing over our Harmony DPN sets. I think we’ve done that every month since they were released. It could possibly be the ONLY thing our guild has ever agreed on!

    January 14, 2009
  2. I’m saving my pennies for a set of Addi interchangeables. :)

    The Harmony DPNs are really pretty, though…

    I hope you have a great weekend and that you get through the vaccinations without too much upset (for either you or EJ).

    January 14, 2009
  3. Ruth #

    Burping hint…. if you slightly tilt baby to his left side when burping – baby will burp easier….This is not an old wives tale. It has to do with how our insides work. Even an adult if laying on the left side will burp easily. Try it your self next time you are in bed and laying on your right side… simply turn over to your left….. voila.

    Works every time.

    January 14, 2009
  4. I bet you’ll find those naps and night time sleep times get longer and more regular the bigger he gets.

    January 14, 2009
  5. It’s really no fair to leave us in suspense Jackie… ;-)

    January 14, 2009
  6. It sounds like you are totally getting the hang of this motherhood thing.

    January 14, 2009
  7. He is such a cutie! We survived our shots with a helpful hint from my neighbor (a nurse) – give him .8ml of infant tylenol when you get back into the exam room – it will kick in when he’s getting his shots and make him feel better. They’ll tell you that he can have it after, but it made getting them much better. Good luck!

    January 14, 2009
  8. I hope napping continues to be as easy as that! He’s adorable!!!
    I love my Knitpicks DPNs too, and I’m looking forward to seeing that secret project!

    January 15, 2009
  9. oooooo what an awesome set of needles! :)

    January 15, 2009
  10. Isn’t it amazing that they go from being mesmerized by the red dot on the mobile to someday ruling the world? The physical changes don’t seem quite as miraculous to me as the cognitive ones do.

    January 15, 2009

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