Thursday, August 19, 2010

Day 19~ A Talent

This, too, took some thinking on my part.  I spend most of my time working or taking care of a 3 year old, neither of which require a whole lot of talent. 

One thing I get comments on regularly, though, is the skill with which I swaddle babies at work.  I have a certain way I do it, and, in fact, it annoys me when someone messes it up or sends their baby back to the nursery all unwrapped when I sent them to the room nicely wrapped!  Sheesh!  People regularly ask me to show them how I do it.  One of our pediatricians has been heard to say, "I can tell Krystal wrapped this one!"  In fact, the swaddling was the thing my mom told me I needed to learn first thing when I started working there.  I think I've achieved that goal!

Of course, I can also tie a cherry stem with my tongue, but that's a post for another time...


Anonymous August 19, 2010 at 1:24 PM  

ooooh! Kinky!! - about the cherry stems I mean... it's a lot harder than it looks!!

I too am anal-retentive about the swaddle... and for some reason those velcro swaddlers give me the stabbies!!

Anonymous August 19, 2010 at 8:37 PM  

You'll have to post directions for we swaddling newbies!

stina978 August 19, 2010 at 9:34 PM  

Too bad I didn't know that about you when Holly would NOT sleep unswaddled! She is a Houdini!!

I love tying cherry stems with my tongue :)

Brenda August 19, 2010 at 9:54 PM  

i love these posts

Haley August 20, 2010 at 9:36 AM  

I babysat 2-month-old twins on Wednesday night & this would have been a good lesson to have. One was pretty cranky until I cuddled her really tightly, but then I couldn't put her down or she'd spazz. That's hard when another is screaming & I only have two hands! Nonetheless, I was pooped. But I'm sure swaddling would have done the trick quickly; where's the video how-to for me to know next time? Sheesh! I'm learning more about you each day - love it!