So yesterday was a Squiggles day. That means I had 3 babies to take care of. I am ever so thankful that Digum and Boo have so much independence and a variety of self-help skills. It totally helps with Squiggles still transitioning to our home care environment. He still only come once a week, so it’s taking a longer time.
At first there was a lot of crying. But, soon Squiggles was happier. He just needed me to hold him. Since he’s still not coming consistently yet, I figured why not let him. So I basically held him for most of the day. I laid him down when he was asleep for his nap. Thankfully, he continued to sleep when I put him down for his nap. On previous days, he would wakeup and cry. I also sat him in on a high chair for eating. And I laid him down to change his diaper. He did not like it at all when I put him down. But, eh, the kid needed to eat and he needed diaper changes. I hope this doesn’t become his thing even when he become more comfortable here.
Hahah… Digum joined us. =) Squiggles loved Digum extra attention for him. She gave him toys and gave him pats. Squiggles gave smiles in return. =) Boo just squealed a lot and it made Squiggles cry. =(
By the afternoon, Squiggles was sitting on his own and playing, with me right next to him. Sometimes, he would look like he was about to crawl off and get a toy, but he would just sit back down next to me or crawl up onto my lap. =) It is such a contrast from when Digum and Boo comes over for their need of hugs and kisses.
Aside from adding days with us, I’m at a lost on how to help Squiggles feel more comfortable when he’s with us. Any suggestions on how to help Squiggles feel more comfortable with us?