Our faithful swing died a couple of days ago. The really hard part about this is that the swing happens to be the place that Amelia sleeps during the day. Brent took it apart to see if he could get the motor running again and he couldn't. I got what's known as a cradle swing from my cousin for really cheap because the swinging motion was broken. I figured we could try it out (we got it before ours died) and even just push it, but Amelia didn't really like it at all. I think part of the problem was that it didn't sit up at all.
We went a couple of days with no swing and it was terrible. Amelia is as addicted to a swing as we are. And yet she won't stay in the travel swing or in the cradle swing. Gah!
We finally got desperate and went and bought one today. I did some research yesterday and even looked at Craigslist and ksl classifieds. There were no used ones of the kind I wanted though - at least nobody responded. She settled into the swing as soon as it was put together and within about 10 minutes was snoring peacefully. So Brent is taking a nap and I would too if Felix weren't still up. At least I've finally got my hands free again! Hooray!
This is Amelia in her "intent" look. She does this a lot. We tried to get her on video but it didn't work. Basically, she was standing on Brent's lap chomping on this binky (the ONLY one she'll take) and pulling it out of her mouth. It was as if she couldn't figure out why it kept coming out. She'd clamp down as hard as she could and then she'd yank on it and pop it out. She looked pretty confused about it and kind of frustrated too. We laughed anyway, of course. Oh, this picture is of couch throw-up. Brent went through and dug out all the corners. Lo and behold, my wallet turned up. I'm so happy that I don't have to chance another trip to the DMV. I actually liked my drivers license pic for once!