Sunday, January 17, 2010

Yoga and Walkers

Since the classes are pretty expensive, I went ahead and bought the Itsy Bitsy Yoga book.  Breathe Books on The Avenue had it, and we were out wandering around down there the other day enjoying the sunny, 45 degree weather.  I flipped through the book the first few days just looking at the poses and then started at the beginning this morning.  One of the first things I'm reading is: "the natural movement babies need to experience is being reduced with the overuse of confining  baby-holding devices such as infant car seats, walkers, seated activity centers, and strollers."  Of course I just bought a walker last night...I wanted the Jeep Renegade one because I thought it was the coolest so I started scouring Craig's List.  There were none in Baltimore but I found one in Herndon for $30 and since my friend Max lives there, I begged him to pick it up and bring it with him next time he visited.  He was kind enough to oblige and now Hannah has a new toy.  Check her out:





There's not a whole lot of floor space for her to "drive" around on, but I figured it'd be a fun way to start practicing moving and also, it provides me someplace else to put her when I need to do the dishes,  just in case the high chair gets old.

I'm going to assume that the key word in that quoted sentence is "overuse" and will make sure I provide her with plenty of unrestricted movement time to offset any of her driving time....Also, this supports my belief that she hates her car seat and stroller because it's confining. 

Sleeping is going okay though last night she was up at 10, 11, 12, and 4 before waking up at 7.  So naturally I feel like a crackhead today.  Not sure why she's taken to waking up repeatedly, but bedtime is going well and she always goes back to sleep pretty quickly and easily when waking up and she hasn't eaten at night in like a week now so we've definitely made some progress.

In other news, my staycation is over and I have to go back to work tomorrow.  I'm bummed.....ugh. 


11 comments:

  1. She looks like she's having fun.

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  2. Variety is KEY. When working at pre-school we provided new activites everyday to keep the babies and toddlers interested, giving them the freedom to choose the level of stimulation they wanted. She looks content. Cute pictures. I see Eric is using his robe Bonnie gave him for Chirstmas. :)

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  3. He lives in that robe--he wears it all day some days...today he decided to put pants on at about 2 p.m. :) heheh!

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  4. That's what I'm talkin' about,hah!

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  5. That is soooo cool. I haven't been in the baby world much for 7 years (Devon). I didn't even realize that they had stuff like that. I wish I was closer to see Hannah and Clay more than once or twice a year.

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  6. I wish you were closer too!!! You should probably move :)

    Yeah, they have a variety of car walkers but the others are those retro mustang type cars (one in red and one in pink) which are cool, butttt...well, I like the Jeep best. And since Hannah is too young to tell me what she likes, Jeep it is!

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  7. Just curious, how does the Jeep work as a walker? To cute.

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  8. VROOM Hannah girlie!!! Thank you for the beautiful pictures. I will treasure them.

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  9. Nice posting. Do you know about these yoga books?

    http://www.yogavidya.com/freepdfs.html

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  10. The walker has wheels on it so Hannah can push around the floor using her feet and the walker rolls with her. It kind of allows her to walk while providing a support system.

    I've always wanted to read the Bhagavad Gita...I can't believe that PDF is free....Good site.

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  11. Jeannie-Eric just read through here and said that you weren't asking HOW the walker worked in general, but how Hannah was liking it. If that's the case, the answer is that she's liking it quite a bit! Sorry for the misunderstanding!

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