Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Wordful Wednesday--The Swing

When I was pregnant with Dakin, I purchased a Fisher Price Papasan swing for him. While researching swings, I had fallen in love with its beautiful canopy and projected stars and knew this was the one I wanted for him. We put him in it at about 4 days old...and he hated it. He wouldn't stay in it for more than a few minutes. It saddened me that he wasn't enchanted with my special swing as I was. So it sat in our living room until 'the crash', and while I was in the hospital with him it was moved to our room and left to gather dust.



Until now! We stuck him in it yesterday and he LOVES it. He was so relaxed in it, as you can see in the video. I should have thought of it before, since he loves movement so much, but when we got home from the hospital post-'crash' I didn't think he could use it because of the vent. Fortunately, the weight limit is 25 lbs., and we still have a ways to go before then. He just hangs out of it and bounces it with his legs.


As he swung in it for a half hour today, gazing up at the soft purple stars projected from it, I was so happy that he finally got to enjoy it as I hoped he would.

OK, so here he doesn't look like he hates it, but he did. Trust me. Dakin at 4 days or so old.


video

And here's the boy now. See how big he is??

9 comments:

Junior said...

sure looks like he enjoys the swing now. He is getting so big.

Amanda said...

That is so cute!

annalee said...

looks like this is the perfect time for it! so sweet.

Josie said...

How exciting! He sure has grown a lot!

BabinBlogger said...

he is so sweet!

Kirsty said...

Hi!It's good to meet you! Thanks for following my blog :) What a darling boy you have, your profile intro really touched me, your honesty is refreshing. I wish you all the best and look forward to getting to know you better!

Whit, Lindsey, and Jonas said...

That's cute! We just put our swing away...to small. He would look like Dakin, legs and arms hanging over. So funny!

Mona said...

JUST this week, we climbed up into the attic to retrieve our baby swing for our "adopted" grandbaby (dear dear friends). In the swing, her fussiness flew the coop within minutes. Her tranquility turned into a deep repose for a good 2 hours. What did our pioneer mothers do without baby swings?!?!?!

Keri said...

Wow, I can't get over what a big boy Dakin is. Seriously, he seems to have grown so much since I've started following his story. Was there a growth spurt somewhere in there? Man, he's justs so adorable. So glad he is loving his swing!