Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Happy Teeth!

Except for the fact that she goes to sleep like a dream every night between 6 and 7, but then wakes up screaming like a banshee 2 hours later, this is one happy kid! She laughs and giggles all day long. Charms every stranger she sees by giving them her toothy little smile. Today I carried her in my arms into Hallmark because she's getting too heavy to carry in the infant bucket, and with all the snow here combined with my clumsiness carrying her in it isn't a good idea, and that store is way too crowded for the giant Chicco Cortina that the bucket goes in. (I knew when I left the house I was going to Hallmark - that's why I went out! so I don't know why I didn't grab the MacLaren as I left. Oh, probably because I'm lucky I remembered to dress myself.)

We've been leaving a dim light on in the bedroom when we put B to bed, so that if she wakes up and cries, we don't have to turn on the bright overhead light to get her. Last night when I put her back to bed after her 2 hour banshee act plus a feeding, she was babbling to her mobile, so I turned the light off so she couldn't see it to talk to it. She quieted right down and fell asleep, just like she does after I feed her at 5:30am. Only took me 4.5 months to figure that one out. Momma's a genius! Tonight she started her banshee act again, so I went in there and soothed her, then turned the light off. She was sucking her thumb and quiet within 30 seconds.

I hope this kid has more common sense than I currently do. I may have qualified for MENSA pre-pregnancy, but these days I belong under a dunce cap.


B. said...

But in another couple of months, you'll have developed eyes in the back of your head and a sixth sense when it comes to Bridget getting into trouble or danger. What MENSA members can say they have that? I'll trade MENSA for motherhood any day. :-)

Merry Christmas to you all!

p.s. We registered for the Cortina stroller, too, to go with the KeyFit30 car seat. Aside from bulk, are you happy with the Cortina?

IrishNYC said...

Love the Cortina. It rides really nice over uneven city sidewalks, and lays nice and flat so she can nap in it without the KeyFit in it. The basket is nice and big, and I love the adjustable handlebar.

The Maclaren is nice to have when I need the trunk space that the Cortina eats up, and when we fly we'll use the Maclaren because we'll need room for luggage.