not a clever title, i know. maybe this motherhood gig is zapping all of my creativity and wit away from me. yeah. let’s blame it on that.
so… some antics around the house-
- as you may have noticed in The Mr.’s post earlier of “little bean” in the bathroom: his method of soothing her is running the shower. we discovered that by accident when jovie first got here and was fussy. i took a shower and she immediately calmed. The Mr. has spent many wee hours of the morning in the bathroom trying to calm a fussy/gassy girl!
and by the way- yes. the wallpaper IS garish, i know. but what’s worse is the thought of picking out new and then re-wallpapering a somewhat large and odd shaped bathroom.
- dum-me told The Mr. that newborns don’t move very much. oops. you’d think w/ all my nieces & nephews i’da remembered, but i guess i just remembered wrong. jovie is super-active. surprising, since i never felt her a ton in my belly!!! she managed to scoot to the bottom of her cradle (as she slept in the bathroom). she does funny little poses in her sleep, & she even throws some gang signs when she’s REALLY mad!
- something else i never remembered or realized: the noises! oh my-the noises she makes. bizarre little noises of all sorts. chipmunk sounds, squeaks & squeals. i swear there’s a new one every night. the first night we all slept in the bedroom, The Mr. was quite on edge w/ all the quirky sounds. so- will she be talkative like her mommy?
- i have discovered “baby crack”. simethicone (mylicon) is instantaneously a hit w/a crying girl. sadly, mom & dad have to witness the screams & cries in pain, as she walks up our bellies to relieve her tummy troubles. she has kicked my incision a few times; however nothing compares to hearing her raspy scream and knowing i cannot relieve her.
we look forward to more antics in & around the house— will keep you posted on anything of interest.