E is sitting on my chest in his Baby Bjorn baby carrier. He seems very happy to be there and I see no reason to take him out. I see a real boring day ahead – it is pouring with rain and very cold outside. I bet E is secretly happy that I am not going to be dragging him out anywhere today.
Later: Well he did not last long in the Baby Bjorn and so it was back into my arms until he was solidly asleep. After a really long morning he was finally asleep in his cot for a long sleep. Kim came past in the afternoon and E was on his very best behaviour. He ate like a gem and then he gurgled and cooed and lay on the blanket on the floor with Kim's daughter like an angel. He was really in a playful mood and even after Kim left he lay on the bed with me and just played by himself. I put him down to sleep when I thought he had had enough but he never really slept. He had a niggly feed and then was as ratty as all hell. He really tries the patience when he gets like that. I carry him around and I swing him in my arms quite hard. Sometimes when I swing him real hard he shuts up instantly and then I panic that I have jolted him into submission. He is so precious but when he cries and screams I do not know what to do with him. I sing, I rock him, I walk him, I pat him, I give him his dummy and mostly I pray!!
The Baby Bjorn settling was short lived as E will not go into it now or at least he will but then he screams blue murder. He just wants to sleep in my arms and I am not complaining although it does make it difficult to get anything done.