Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Ruby Stretch.

Hi Jeni and Nancy,
I'm now able to tell you about the latest thing in baby care, and that is swaddling.  Wait.  Maybe it is really a retro thing, because wasn't Moses swaddled?  Which might be why Ben is so good at it (that's an "in" joke, the rest of you will just have to ignore it.)
Swaddling isn't something I did with my baby, but after seeing it done I wish I had known about it.  Basically, it's wrapping your baby up tight like a burrito during the early weeks of life, simulating the womb and keeping your baby feeling safe and warm.  You can read about the benefits here. 

Ruby is a swaddled baby.  She is very happy to be swaddled, and when she gets unswaddled (that is a funny word), she does something Ben and Amanda are calling the "Ruby Stretch."  And now, for the very first time in your very own home, here is Ruby doing the "Ruby Stretch" with commentary by Amanda and Brian.

After this visit, I am done driving for the winter.  I've driven to Missoula twice, and to Minneapolis in November, and I think my Winter Driving Luck is probably used up.  So, no more visits from me unless you want to Skype or Google Video Chat.  Come summer, I'll start traveling again.  Of course, y'all are welcome to visit Billings!


Nancy said...

Gosh Mary, Thank you for letting us see the Ruby Stretch. She looked like she was having fun.
That reminds me. I am supposed to write something from Mom to Amanda for a birthing reward. Better go do it now.

dawson said...

Oh wow! Excellent stretching skills. I see even the cat came by to see how it is done. Thanks Mary
Grandma Jeni

Mary Drew said...

Hendrix the cat seems remarkably accepting of his new position as second fiddle. He is actually nice to me now - or at least more tolerant.