Monday, July 28, 2008

The swaddle...

Ok, so as promised, here is the new amazing way to swaddle, thanks to my father in law, Chris.

You are basically going to be making a figure 8 around the baby's arms, and under their body, so each arm is wrapped individually, making it very difficult, if not impossible, to get their arms out. Here are some pictures and a video to illustrate. Sorry if the video is at a bad angle... Nate is out of town, so I had to balance it on a garbage can, but I think you'll get the picture.

PS. In case you were wondering what that pink bracelet is on my right wrist, that's my bracelet for the American Idol auditions tomorrow. No, I am not auditioning, but my sister Ashley is, and I get to go!! YAY! I am so excite to see how this all works. I will definitely take pictures and post all about it!

What it looks like after the first arm

After both arms are done


Thanks to Sayer for being such a cooperative (and adorable) subject/assistant!

16 comments:

Ashley said...

Have you ever seen the "Miracle Blanket." We got one when Ryley was born and it does this very thing, it;s awesome!!... I don't really know how to explain it, but you should check it out. www.miracleblanket.com Seriously, every mom needs one of these!!

Nate, Morgan, Asher and Sayer said...

wow, i have never heard of those, they are super cool, and they totally do the same thing. awesome! i will have to get some of those!

Jenn said...

Hey Morgan, I can't believe how old Sayer looks! Definitely looks like Asher--what a cutie!

Josh and Michelle said...

He is such a cute smiley little model. Im excited that Ashley is trying out for AI that is soo exciting. where are the auditions at?

whitney said...

what a stinkin' cutie... he was just sitting there, smiling and being so good. by the way, when i was at mom and dad's a couple weekends ago, mom and i were looking through some old pictures and we found a few babies pictures of you that look EXACTLY like sayer. you guys could be twins!

Bethanne said...

Okay, seriously, there is NO way that you can look at your kids and not SMILE. They are so adorable I can hardly stand it!

Sarah & Ty said...

cool. Love the green & brown dot blanket. Please, please post all about AI auditions. Fun!

Sara Newton said...

Your kids are just soooo cute! I love it! It's interesting how the new swaddle is, I'm not so sure it would work for little Gracie though because she hates to have her hands swaddled. She always has had to have them out of the swaddle or else she gets really frustrated (no matter what I do). If I put her hands in where she can't get them out, you can hear her grunting and crying as she struggles to get them out and then when she does, she goes right to sleep. What a funny child I have! Sayer was such a sport in this video! What a happy baby!

Michal Thompson said...

That is how I do it too, I thought I made that up. Guess I am not the only smart one. Somehow, though, Corbin gets out if he really tries, and he sweats to death.

Eric and Sierra said...

I can't wait to try that. Sayer is getting so big since Santa Cruz, time goes to fast. There is one picture he looks just like your brother.

Heidi said...

He was so perfect and sweet for your demonstration- what a cutie! I will have to try this. I will have to find a blanket big enough first! That one you have looks like it goes on forever!

Heidi said...

Max just took a nap in this. It was the first time he ever stayed swaddled and therefore slept much longer! Thank you!!!

James, Cameo, and Jacob said...

Ok, so I'm not so much into the swaddling thing - Jacob always slept with his arms and legs fully sprawled out ever since he was first born. But I had to comment on the little side note you left, since I am a huge Idol fan!! What is that all about? Are the auditions in Salt Lake? Good luck to your sister, I so hope she makes it so we can have someone to cheer on. Yeah!!

The Lambs said...

I hope our little guy will like swaddling- thanks for the refresher course! 4 weeks to go...

The Kneese's said...

You crack me up! He is so dang cute! When are you guys moving? Isn't it this month? It was so fun seeing you the other day. You look fabulous, by the way.

Allie and Spencer said...

we're swaddling fans too- our girls thought they didn't like it at first but it helps them sleep so much better! That's really cool about the AI auditions.