21 A Baby Burrito....

When this little guy came into my life, I became a grandma.  Me?  A grandma?  Let's see...

Gray hair.  check
Reading glasses.  check
Wrinkles.  check
Age.  hmmmmm....

Ready or not, I was lucky to travel more than halfway across the United States to meet this cutie-pie.

It was so amazing to hold him and suddenly have all these flashbacks of  holding my little boy for the first time.

The memories came back very quickly; watching him sleep, feeding, changing diapers, and staring contentedly at his face for hours on end.

Oh, and making baby burritos.

What is that?

Here, I'll show you.

This one week old buckaroo is getting fidgety.  Squirmy.  Legs and arms are all over the place.  A few times, he smacks his face.  Can't have that! 

Time to make a baby burrito!

It is very helpful to use a thermal-style, stretchy blanket.  Fold one corner of the blanket down about 6 inches and lay the baby down on top of the fold.

Take the opposite corner and fold it up toward his belly button.

Put his one arm down to his side and pick up the free corner, with the blanket holding his arm snugly to his side.

Quickly get the other arm ready, tucking it straight down on his side.  Tuck this corner securely under his body.

Wrap the remaining corner to his other side ...  you can see that he is calming down already!

Here we go ... he's squirming a little, but he's not hitting himself in the head anymore!

His parents have said he's not a "binky" baby.  We'll see about that....

Hooray!   Yep.  I'm a grandma!


  1. Congratulations! He's beautiful!!

  2. Ohhh! Congratulations! He makes a perfect burrito! Best wishes to the new parents, too!

  3. How wonderful to be a Grandma! Baby burrito - neat way to say what people always did with babies in the old days - they bundled them in order to keep them from moving around etc(hurting themselves and in general just moving around).It also kept them warm in the days when heat was an optional...hugs from the WEST PORTICO and a special squish for that burrito baby! P

  4. Congratulations!!!. Thanks for sharing the pictures of such a cute baby.
    Love from Spain

  5. Congratulations! What an exciting time for you. You are a beautiful grandmother. I actually thought it was your daughter in the first few pictures and was going to complain that she is in her skinny pants already (still working on getting into mine 6 months post baby). I am so excited for you and your family!

  6. Congrats on becoming a Grandma! I'm sure it's a very special time :) My parents will be first time Grandparents when my baby boy arrives in April :)

  7. Congratulations! What an adorable burrito he is! :)

  8. He looks completely comfy all snuggled up burrito-style with grandma. You've still got the magic touch! :) He's so beautiful. And you make a beautiful grandma too.

  9. Congrats and you are a great looking grandma too!

  10. Congratulations. Love the pictures. 25 years ago I was making those baby burritos too. Thanks for the memory.

  11. Congratulations! What an adorable baby boy! I can't wait to be a grandma, but I'm going to have to! A Nun at the hospital showed me how to wrap my first-born 27 years ago! Nice memory. You look too young to be a grandma!

  12. Congratulations! Your daughter and the baby both look so beautiful. I would love to hold a little baby burrito again. Thanks for sharing the photos with us.

  13. Congratulations Frieda! Your little guy is adorable! I had a new Grandson in Oct 2011, and it's very exciting! Enjoy him!

  14. Oh Frieda.... congratulations!!!! I love the burrito demo. It brought back so many memories of my own grandchild's first few weeks just two years ago. That's why we nicknamed him Bean! Because we wrapped him like a bean burrito. I just loved this post. Congratulations again Grandma. HUGS!

    And for the record. I hate you. You don't look old enough to be a grandmother!

  15. So sweet. My grandbabys were so big, we wrapped them up and called them little rump roasts!

    Congratulations. Grandchildren are the best!

    Nella, grandmother to four

  16. Congratulations! He is beautiful :)

  17. Congratulations! I tell everyone that being a Granny is the best thing I never knew I wanted!

    Gina... proud granny of 6

  18. A baby burrito looks good on you.

    Can't wait to have my own little burrito.

  19. What a gorgeous baby! I'm not ready for grandparenthood yet, but when it happens, it's gonna be fun!

    @Nella - I love the rump roast comment! Mine were big babies, too, so that's appropriate! Last one started at 10 lbs and gained half a pound a week for four months!

  20. Oh, so many congratulations!


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