Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tricks

Sometimes we call Talmage our "little Houdini" because he is so good at getting out of his swaddle! He is a really light sleeper and his arms often jerk in his sleep, which wakes him up. Consequently, we are still swaddling him. But ever since he was born we have never been able to keep him in a swaddle! It was so cute to see him in the hospital as a newborn. He loved having his hands touching his cheeks (he must have been that way in the womb!), so he always had them up there. We would pin his arms to his sides and swaddle him up as tightly as we possibly could, convinced there was no way he could move. And yet it was only a matter of seconds before his hands would peek out the top and rub his cheeks. He never cried about it, just very insistently took care of the problem. :) Here is a more recent picture of him getting out of his swaddle.
Here is a picture of him grabbing Daddy's cup and trying to drink out of it. He usually tips it up until he gets a mouthful (or faceful!) of water. Then he jerks it away, gasping and sputtering because it is cold and a lot of water at a time. But before he has even recovered fully he grabs the cup again and yanks it back to his mouth for another drink. I guess he figures if we do it all the time it must be fun!

4 comments:

  1. So cute! I love him reaching for the water!

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  2. What's the big deal about still swaddling? We routinely swaddle Peter, and Ryan *still* swaddles himself in his favorite blanket when he doesn't feel good.

    p.s. A tip - fold the corner under his head down so it makes a straight line level with his shoulders. This allows you to get a tighter swaddle. Peter can still get out, but it takes longer.

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  3. I swaddle myself too...in my favorite blanket from when I was 5. I don't think it's a big deal.

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  4. Is Talmage wearing a Sunday vest over his white Sunday shirt? If so, it looks like a great way to absorb spills. I'll have to try it!

    -Grandpa Brady-

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