Friday, 30 March 2018

Bugger Swaddling


Blimey how time flies.  My Louis was fifteen yesterday.  I didn't see him on his birthday.  He was happy when we spoke and blissfully unaware that there might be sometimes sadness associated with the co-parenting shenanigans.   As there's not a chance in a million that he's going to read my blog because it's super uncool he's thankfully going to stay that way.  We're celebrating together tonight instead, a joint one as it's my birthday  in a couple of days.  I'm taking him to  the place locally which serves 'the best pizzas in the world'.  A gastronomic recommendation indeed from the mouth of a teenager.

I was taken back to my son's first hours on this earth yesterday.   He showed me that babies have unique personalities from the outset.   I was told to swaddle him, wrapping a la mode of the baby Jesus in the manager.     The midwives said it would be comforting.   Lou was having none of it.  He fought his way out of his tightly wrapped blankie time and time again.  I was told afterwards that it might be one of the reasons why his joints are hypermobile as he wasn't given the proprioceptive feedback that tight wrapping provides.  I don't beat myself up about it. 

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  1. A very happy birthday to Louis - have a lovely time eating the best pizza in the world (at least you know he'll enjoy it!).

    My mother always came in our rooms to tuck us in before we went to sleep....I loathed being tucked in and always yanked the blankets out and uncovered my arms as soon as she'd gone out of the door. To this day I still hate being tucked in, can't bear the feeling of constraint and must have my arms (and feet as well, most of the time) out from under the duvet. Especially now I'm suffering night sweats!

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    1. I LOVE being tucked it. Yet more evidence like the marmite and the blue eyes that my son is a changeling! xx

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  2. Proprioceptive........now there's a word that's in regular use!

    I hate being tucked in tight too, always had to have sleeping bags unzipped all down the side.

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    1. Yes we have many more senses than the usual five. Proprioception is my favourite lesser known one! xx

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  3. Gosh how time has flown. I never swaddled mine...he was and still is a fidget like his Muvva! Mine will be doing an exam on his birthday this year starting at 5.30pm. He is not impressed!
    Arilx

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    1. Brexit happens next year on Lou's birthday. He is really not impressed! xx

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  4. Happy birthday,Louis. You know, getting the mama blues due to the passing of time out of the way on his birthday means you can full on celebrate with him now.

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    1. We have now full on celebrated. The party continues today! xx

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  5. Happy birthday Louis and enjoy your meal out when he’s back with you. My daughter would not be swaddled and screamed til she was puce. Even now she sleeps mainly on top of the duvet.

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    1. Oh bless. I love being tucked tight, tight, tight. Don't understand the aversion. xx

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