Finn has caught a cold. His solution, and it’s a good one, is to be held constantly. And since he can’t breathe very well in his bed, this prescription is a full-time job.
Since he gave us a stuffy early morning wake-up call, I knew we were in for a long day. Which honestly made it more bearable. Sometimes I think just beginning the day with lowered expectations is the key to handling hard days. So with my expectations below sea level, we began the morning.
My issue, however, is that Finn has outgrown my pocket sling. And while he can go in the Ergo (which is my favorite), I knew that for as much as I would be holding him, he would prefer to face out and see the world. But he’s too small to go on my back. So I had a Moby Wrap someone gave me in the closet that I pulled out. After viewing a dozen or so YouTube videos, I settled on a hold that suited me and we went through the morning like this:
And like this:
And we spent the afternoon like this:
Despite his nasal woes, Finn was fairly content as long as I held him. He even managed a few naps. Huzzah! There are still some things I’m not crazy about when it comes to the Moby wrap, but it certainly came in handy today. I even wore him in the restaurant tonight at dinner and he slept through me eating tacos over his head and dropping cheese in his ear.
Though we didn’t start school until 10 am, we finished what we needed to AND I had extra time to read to my little girls, always a treat. Finn was wrapped up on my chest and Mira and Willa sat on either side of me for some Mommy time. They know all their favorite books by heart. Strangely enough, Willa’s most favorite book is an I Spy book. She can find just about anything you ask her to find, even the hard stuff. And she’s downright cocky about it, too.
Hilarious little pixie. I could eat her with a spoon.
Unless Finn is miraculously cured by tomorrow morning, we’re in for much of the same. So we will plug along with our low expectations and celebrate ANY accomplishment as a major one.
How about you? How are your days running along this week?
p.s. There’s a video in this post. If you’re having trouble viewing it, try a browser other than Chrome. Chrome hates me. And I love it so dearly… *sad face*