Saturday, February 27, 2010

What Can You Give a Three-Week Old as a Reward?

Perhaps we'll stick an extra $50 in the college fund.  In 18 years, it'll be enough to take her out to dinner or buy something nice for herself.  Or because of inflation, it'll barely cover the cost of a meal in the cafeteria.  But enough doom and gloom; this is a post about celebrating!

Why, you ask?  Why are we trying to reward our baby?


That's why.

For 6 solid hours last night, from 9:00 to 3:00, she slept.  And then she slept from 3:30 to 6:30.  And now she's back to sleep (so I could get pictures in natural light) and I'm awake and don't know what to do with myself, so I'm writing blog posts.  Perhaps I'll eat something today that will make a nice treat for her tomorrow.

Also, for those of you who were wondering, yes, we do put our baby in a straightjacket for bed.  It's safe, and it keeps her from waking herself up with random movements.  We were given four of these swaddles before she was born, but sadly, she has outgrown them (at the ripe old age of 3 weeks, she needs some size large baby equipment).  Since, however, her size is linked to this marvelous ability to sleep for long chunks of time, we feel no need to complain about it.  Perhaps we feel a bit of worry about what we'll do if she outgrows these swaddles, but we'll worry about that when the time comes.

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