Tuesday, October 24, 2006

and a better tuesday ...

Just when I'm completely drained by a tough day, the sweetest moments lift my spirits and make me fall in love with my baby all over again. Daniel loves this mobile — absolutely loves watching his "froggy friends" (as we call them) go by as the music plays. It captivates him like nothing else in the house!

Today, he was in a better mood — less fussy, more happy. He slept from 1 a.m. to 10 a.m., with one feeding break at 5 a.m. He lay in his crib, swinging his arms at his froggy friends, long enough for me to be dressed by noon. We took a nice long walk outside, stopping at the coffee shop and then Peapods to look at baby things. These walks are good for Daniel and for me. He sleeps; I get exercise. I don't know what we'll do when it gets super cold this winter. Maybe we'll walk at the mall or something, and maybe I'll figure out a way to bundle him up when the temps are bearable (like, in the 20s).

I've got strollers on the brain. Tonight, I went to pick up the stroller we ordered at Baby Grand (made possible through the generous support of my parents). It's supposed to be our all-purpose stroller — compact and light enough for travel and mall trips and throwing in the back of the car. But I'm also lusting after some of the all-terrain models with the pneumatic tires and shock absorbers, thinking that they'd be a lot better for long walks on our bumpy sidewalks and on trails when we go hiking. Steve is also going to want a jogging stroller to take Daniel along on runs in another year or so. Can we combine the two? Or shell out the bucks for three? Just how many strollers does a family need, anyway?!

4 comments:

Kristie said...

He is such a doll! I'm going to call you in the next day or two so we can get together and I can meet this lovely little boy!

liz said...

I am ridiculously well-versed in strollers for a person without children - I've heard good things about your pick! :)

Glad you had a better day!

Susanne said...

Hey Em, I'm thrilled to see a picture of Daniel under his mobile. It is his mobile moments where I, too, have seen him at his best. A lady at work said when her kids were babies, they would be mezmorized by the mobile. She mimiked their leg movements - quite funny!

P.S. HOpe your boobs are feeling better.

Anonymous said...

He is so cute!