So I'm pretty stoked that a micro-debate occurred in the comments of my last post. People read my blog and have things to say! Woot! Anyway, yes "[Eleanor] and I took a nap on the couch" is widely vague and could be dangerous. So I thought I'd clarify. I created a re-enactment of how we were positioned this afternoon and had Matt photograph it. So I nursed Eleanor (does anyone else get really tired while nursing?) Anyway, after she was done, I propped her up on my chest, threw a pillow behind my head, and let myself drift off. I thought she wasn't done nursing, so I was initially just waiting for her to realize she was still desperately starving.
But after a few minutes, she remained asleep, so I slowly shifted around to this position:
And we remained like that for a period of time. (Can't remember exactly how long; probably somewhere between 30-45 minutes). I was catnapping at the time, so I was in a very light sleep and did wake a few times when E would make squeaky noises (we call her Squeaker for all her little noises). Maybe this will only make things worse, but I think this position is perfectly fine, she can't slid down, she can't slide off, and I think my instincts would wake me if she turned nose-to-chest and began suffocating as I was in a light sleep and not under the influence of medication.
And to thank everyone for commenting on my blog post, here is a sister photo!
Abigail loves Eleanor so much, she seizes every opportunity to seize her sister. As a result, they are never left alone : )