21 July 2006

Oh, the Novelty

Yesterday I went out and did errands. By myself! It was the first time I'd been alone since Madeleine and Riley were born. It was both liberating and strange.

Of course, where did I go? The maternity/baby store. We needed more of these amazing "super-swaddle" blankets that have changed our lives. The blankets are slightly stretchy, meaning that you can get a really tight swaddle going on. We use this technique during the night and whittled away our nighttime wakeups to two between 10pm and 7am. Not bad! I had a hard time finding a picture online, but the blankets are cotton thermal, made by American Baby Company.

OK, Ri-Man just woke up. More updates soon, including one on GH. Short version: he's doing pretty well.

7 comments:

Badger said...

Hugs to you Snick. (Hugs to the whole family, I should say)

Yankee T said...

Hugs and more hugs from me, too.
Kiss the babies for Auntie Yankee.

OTR sister said...

Is it the wrap that also has velcro? We LOVE that thing. We used it so much that it has now become M's "blankie".

bg's Little Sis said...

Congrats on the solo outing, they do me good too. As for the super swaddle, my Isabel loved hers and still does, glad to hear the quick update on GH is good. Best to you and family

soralis said...

Wohoo.. a few minutes to yourself!

Glad to hear everyone is doing well.

Take care

OTRgirl said...

My sister's baby loved being swaddled. I was amazed what a difference it made in her fussy level.

Hey, wait, my sister pre-empted my comment!!! I just noticed 'otr sister'. Ha! I guess it must be true then...

snickollet said...

OTRsis--it's not the one with velcro. We tried that one, but it wasn't tight enough! This is just a rectangular blanket that's stretchy enough to allow for a really tight wrap.

Three cheers for swaddling!