I have to tell you about something that happened recently. It was funny. No. It was downright hilarious. I am still laughing about it. Multiple times a day.
It was Monday or Tuesday night. Bedtime. I was in the recliner nursing Elliott. Michael and Spencer were sitting on our bed reading books. Once the reading was done Spencer hopped off the bed and went to put the books away. Michael was crawling across the bed to get down. I was silently watching him.
All of a sudden he just disappeared with a whoosh. He wasn't paying attention to his location and he crawled right off the edge of the bed. The best part was that he quickly hopped up like nothing had happened in the hopes that nobody had seen and he didn't have to admit to what had just happened.
Unfortunately for him I did see. And I laughed so hard I cried. And the next day I laughed so hard I cried. And the next day too. And several times, in the middle of the night, I have thought about the image of him falling like a sack of potatoes and I have giggled. And Spencer is reinacting daddy falling off the bed daily.
I did get permission from Michael to tell that story, by the way.
So, I mentioned earlier (I hope) that Elliott is outgrowing the swaddle. He needs something, though, because he smacks himself in the face and kicks his legs like a mermaid if I lay him down asleep without the swaddle.
I ordered a Merlin's Magic Sleepsuit this week. This is from the website: The Magic Sleepsuit is designed to be introduced at approximately three months of age when most babies are growing out of swaddling. The Magic Sleepsuit provides babies with the comfort they need by muffling those twitches and startle-type movements that can wake them prematurely, and by keeping them cozy and secure making it easier to go to sleep on their own or fall back asleep if woken.
We're giving it a try tonight. If it works we're going to have to install an extra air conditioner in our bedroom to get through the summer. The parent reviews I have read have said that it is not too heavy and babies don't overheat in it, but none of the reviews came from Phoenix where July overnight temperatures dip into the 90's.
Here's the sumo baby in his magic sleepsuit:
We should have him wear this thing for his next weigh in.
He did go right to sleep in it and so far he hasn't cried out for us. We have the air conditioner running, the ceiling fan and a floor fan going in there.
OK. Hilariousness over.
We are taking Elliott into a store tomorrow. I cannot believe it. I feel like I should bring a bottle of bleach and a bottle of lysol with us. We're going to JC Penney to have his pictures taken.
We also waited until Spencer was 4 months to do his first photo shoot. I know 3 months is more common, but at 3 months Spencer was still crying all day. It really worked out though because there is no way I would have taken Elliott into a portrait studio a month ago.
I'm really excited about trying to recreate the pictures for this collage so I can hang them side by side.