A daily photo-blog of my life as an American transplanted in the UK.
Monday, 11 January 2010
Year 2 Day 103: Don't Wake the Dragon
This is a common look for Ryan after a good feed -- minus the pacifier, of course. We mainly use that during nappy changes and to console him when we can't easily pick him up. In this case, it was used as a backup so I could eat my tea.
We finally purchased some batteries tonight for his "bouncy" chair. It has a vibrating and sound feature on it and we've been anxious to see if they make the chair more appealing to our little one. He could be in a dead-sleep and when he is placed in the chair, his eyes "PING" open within minutes and he wants to be held.
There was a minor setback when the batteries were installed. I switched the power button on and out came THE LOUDEST most UNsoothing rattle. Matt "the handyman" quickly sorted that, however, with a few bits of folded card behind the motor. Now, Ryan sits in his special vibrating chair and it's purring like a kitten.
Although it worked for a good twenty minutes this time, he still wants to be held.
After two and a half years in a long-distance relationship, I packed my life of 29 years into 21 boxes and moved to England to marry and be with my husband, Matt. Now I'm reveling in the youth of my 30s in Great Britain, supply-teaching in primary schools near Birmingham and enjoying newlywed life, being a mommy, and all the surprises they bring!