Egan is almost 8 weeks old and I think we've all learned quite a bit. Egan likes to make it a habit to scream at about 8:30 each night and Blake has come up with a few techniques to soothe him, and I think they are worth sharing here. Blake puts Egan in his car seat and swings him. Usually within a few seconds Egan is happy. I don't get it! When all else fails, this works!
Most parents sing nursery rhymes to their children. Not in our house... Blake sings Vanilla Ice, and it totally intrigues Egan. Who knew? And, also who would have ever figured out that Egan like to be held up above your head?
Blake figured out that one too. Egan is actually looking at the Black and White pictures on the wall. He's loved looking at them since he was just a few weeks old. This really calms him down.
Now, what hasn't worked yet is Blake using logic to parent Egan. It doesn't calm him down at all when Blake asks him to "use his words". Try that again in a few years, honey.
Here's another new development:
Well, maybe it isn't so much a new development for him as it is something we realized. Egan likes to sleep on his tummy. Maybe that is why he hasn't been sleeping well yet. With the scare of SIDS these days, we got one of these on Craig's list. Now, both Egan and I can sleep well. Awesome.