Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Why no pictures?
Sunday evening, my little sister worriedly turned to me and asked "Someone is taking pictures of her, right?" My mom assured her of COURSE Myrnie is taking pictures. Myrnie and LoLo just always have a camera available, and take lots of pictures of their daughters.
Ummm....no. Not these last two weeks! You see, if you want pictures of Mimi, you get shots like this.
And yes, even like this.
You see, the child simply doesn't leave my arms. She eats and sleeps in my arms. Spends her day in the baby wrap. She might nap on a blanket in the family room for an hour, but her crib is nothing more than a changing table. If I lay her down, she kicks and waves and gags and wakes herself up. We did that for 5 1/2 hours the other night, her waking up every 5-20 minutes. I sleep just fine in this chair, she sleeps fabulously in my arms, and I'm not ready to let a 2 week old cry it out. Is this kangaroo care? It will pass, and I'll miss her cuddles when it does, and her milky breath, smooshy lips, and how she pants and mews in her sleep. Yes, I'll miss this.