Swaddling- the first time I heard that term was about Christmas stories - and the first time I learned the value of it was in reading about how to keep a newborn baby happy - before you were born.
After you were born, the nurses showed us how to use the blanket to swaddle you- each had a different way- but you seemed to like it -- sort of.
We were lucky - so many people made blankets for you- or bought them. But there was this one:
Your mom's first trip out after she had you -- to Nordstroms. In the baby section there was a blanket that showed how to swaddle. I bought it -- didn't need a blanket, and your mom thought it was too expensive, but I liked having a blanket with instructions.
|Swaddled and sleeping - your constant companion. August 22nd, 2010|
Well, you sleep without being swaddled now - and now that blanket is just one of many- but it sure kept you happy and quiet. Someday son- I hope to give you that blanket, so your child can be swaddled the way you were-- happy, secure, and warm.
Now you are swaddled with love, as your mom or I sing you songs and watch you drift off to sleep. But as I feel my heart grow daily with love, I realized- it is you who are swaddling me with love