I have been very quiet on the blog front: there have been no posts on my blog for over a month. Four weeks ago to this day, our son Oliver was born. He is our first child and we’re finding parenthood to be an amazing experience. It can be quite demanding at times, but the smiles make it all worthwhile.
Oliver really enjoys the bath, as is evidenced by his big smile. Another thing that he really enjoys is his sling which can be seen in the following photo. It is a Natures-Sway sling that carries him close to the body. In the following photo you can see me out for the afternoon walking around the viaduct with Oliver. He really enjoys it and it allows me to carry him around with both arms free.
He also finds white-noise very settling. For example, the noise from the vacuum cleaner is very settling, especially when vacuuming tiles which give an additional periodic sound as the vacuum cleaner rides over the cracks between tiles. This explains this final photo which is me with Oliver in the sling, vacuuming the kitchen tiles at 2am in the morning! Due to the frequency that I now vacuum these tiles, they must be the most dust-free that they have ever been!
Disclosure: I have no financial interest in Natures-Sway. …but maybe I should since I am an enthusiastic convert of their sling and their hammock!