I am on my second swing in two days. My baby, all 11 weeks, 16 pounds of her, is evidentally too big for a swing. And this is a very bad thing. I need a swing. I need a swing the way I need air, or my diet Coke. I need a swing.
The swing is what enables me to be a good parent to all three of my children, it silently and sweetly lulls Abby to a calm place, and keeps her happy while I do things with the other two monkeys. She naps in it, and she loves being in it.
So a few days ago, I noticed our swing, now five years old, was moving a little slow. After replacing the batteries, it did not improve. I took the thing apart, checked the apparatus thingy that makes it go, and all looked fine. Sans baby, the swing be-bopped away; with a dictionary in it, it be-bopped away. Add baby: s..l…o…w down. Bog. Griiiiiind. Stop. Crap.
Off to the second-hand store, got a new swing (actually pretty darn new and nice- worked fine with the baby at the store). I get it home, giddy with swing-anticipation, pop my gigantic baby in it, and watch it be…brought…to…it’s…knees. Crap.
Now what? Do they make a swing for gigantic babies? I had this same problem with the other monkeys, only I didn’t have two other monkeys to take care of then- so it wasn’t quite such a big deal… Both my boys were out of the baby-bucket carseat by four months, due to weight over-limits; they couldn’t even sit up yet alone, and were in regular carseats! Abby is on the same trajectory, only more so. She is only 11 weeks old!! Help!