Multi Tasking

Baby likes to sleep on me and I let him do this for one of his naps during the day (or early evening) because I love it. I don’t want him to think that this is the only place to sleep, or get so used to it that he won’t sleep anywhere else so I sort of limit it to one. What’s the point in having a baby if you can’t have cuddles eh? Crocheting through sleepy cuddle time seems like a great use of time to me though! I can also crochet whilst he sleeps on my shoulder … if I support him with my arm, my hand is free enough to manage the yarn and hold the work. This works best when sitting on the bed and so I have been doing this while he drops off to sleep before settling him down for the night. He benefits from some extra snuggles after he has dropped off while I get to the end of the row ;-)

This is also how I blog (not right now as he’s snoozing in the pram) … my laptop is on a stool next to my chair and as I’m an internet addict it’s on almost all the time. When I feed him I just blog one handed. Easy peasy. I imagine this will change, but right now it works for me.

Tiny Tin Bird is one month old today, can you believe it? Also how annoying is it that “four weeks” don’t equal a month? He was four weeks on Friday but he is one month today. I don’t know which to celebrate!

Oh and to those who worry about me doing too much housework … please don’t worry. I am not!

22 thoughts on “Multi Tasking

  1. Enjoy those snuggles. They will make wonderful memories. I am amazed that you can crochet and do internety stuff while holding him. You are one talented lady.

    Happy first month birthday, Tiny Tin Bird.


  2. It’s amazing what you can achieve with one hand isn’t it! And is that a……..ahem….breast pad on the arm of your sofa? Made me roar with laughter cos mine were found everywhere when I was feeding my children…….well it’s hard to keep track of everything isn’t it LOL!!!!!!!

  3. Lovely photo and it reminded me of some happy times – also multi-tasking while I worked from home!! On the phone, computer and feeding baby! Glad to hear you have some warm times coming.

  4. Is the latest project a ripple blanket!? Looks lovely!
    Crochetting while baby is napping, brilliant technique you have developed!
    I have no excuses for not being able to crochet at night if you are managing to make so much progress with your little baby boy! X

  5. Lovely photo. My daughter (first born!) was definately not a snuggler. She preferred to be on her own to sleep. But then when my son was born he was just the opposite, he loved a snuggle. Maybe it’s a boy thing. I say enjoy every minute, I did. Now he’s six years old he’s not as keen on a snuggle!!!! Sarah

  6. Love the set up :-). Amy used to sleep on my chest all the time (yep, bad habit there) and I would watch pay TV (which had only just started in Australia). No laptops back then, no blogs, no youtube…oh, how times have changed :-).

  7. Nanita says:

    On TTB’s 1st month birthday I became the proud auntie of a tiny snuggly boy called Liam! I am absolutely amazed by how heavenly perfect little babies are! :-) I am very impressed by your multi-tasking, and is that a new ripple?? :-) xxxx

  8. That brings back memories, me and my first born! Not so much with the second and third, too much to do and not enough time, plus the demands of an older sibling. :)
    So happy you have your central heating going, just in time for your Winter.
    xo Sandi

  9. Tracey says:

    Celebrate both.
    When he is a few months older, you will stop counting the weeks and suddenly miss those little milestones every seven days :-)

  10. Janet says:

    Love your blog, been reading it for a little bit and actually used your Elmer square tutorial to start my very own patchwork blanket. Thanks for that!!!! Now if I can just make that many squares!!! But honestly your pictures in your tutorial were very helpful. Very impressed with your multitasking! TTB is too cute and I am sure he appreciates getting to wait till the end of the row before being put down!

  11. melissa says:

    Oh I so recall “bumping” my babies. That’s what I called it anyway. After feeding, I’d lay them on my chest, and “bump” up and down rocking them to sleep. and we’d both nap, sometimes all night long, we’d sleep like that. I didn’t care if they got too used to it or not, I knew that I’d have to go back to work eventually, so I just enjoyed it. You enjoy it too, don’t worry too much, things always work out.

  12. I have been able to see your pictures up until sometime around the end of last and week and now can’t see them. I can see the text of your post but not the pictures. Am I doing something wrong? Thanks

  13. You are right, it is precious moments like this photo that you will cherish forever. It is wonderful when they are still so little and you can do things one handed without them trying to grab/eat your phone/crochet! Abigail x

  14. Jody says:

    Enjoy these early weeks, they go so quickly, don’t feel guilty about housework either, take care of your selves. I learned so much from the multitasking, I still do it now and my babies are all grown up.

  15. Susanne says:

    Congratulations, you look most lovely and that new baby of yours is your little sunshine, during these darker fall days. I remember it all as if it was yesterday and it was 26 years ago!! be kind to yourself, and if you get the blues, reach out and know that you are not alone. be kind to yourself and ask for what you need. Kind regards, from across the pond (Susanne from Canada)

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