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August 24, 2010

Went where that month?

So Mia is already a month old. In fact, she is already two weeks short of being two months old. And not kidding folks, I don't know who, what, when, how it all happened. From one poo to another, time's just gone by.

Given I had several other women popping out kids here, I had been wondering about some of the new-mom cliches. (That's before I joined that particular club) Y'know like, I-am-sleep-deprived. Or, I-don't-have-time-for-a-shower. Or, I-sometimes-forget-to-eat.

Now that I am one-month-been-there-etc, is all that true? Yes and no. Mia's been a "good" baby so far. That's to say she lets me have at least 4-5 hours sleep on most nights and does not drive me up the wall with (much) crying. Since I had already been surviving on 4 hours sleep while I was pregnant, this does not feel much different.

Most days I manage a shower as well. Only, she seems to wake up just when I'm about to do the whole moisturize-my-body routine. She also does not like it when I watch TV and somehow has perfect timing. Just when the case is about to be solved or the most interesting part of a documentary is about to start, she decides she wants mum. But she shuts up when cuddled.

Oh yes, other than the feed-me cry, Mia has figured out a new cry. I call it the testing-mum cry. So she will be lying perfectly happily in her pram or cot when she decides she is bored and needs entertainment --> mum. So despite no reason to cry -- there's a baby checklist of fed, cleaned, burped therefore no reason to cry -- she does this sort of WANH. Just one loud WANH and then she waits to see if I turn up.

I've stood just beyond her line of sight to see what she does and the little minx does the WANH just to get a response from me. Of course, if there is no response or no mum forthcoming in 10 minutes, the WANH then rises to WAAAAAAAAAAAANHA-AAHH. So she makes it kinda clear: Either respond when I'm just kidding or deal with the real thing.

That apart, we all have been doing pretty well (er, just heard a WANH). She's managed to projectile spew into her dad's left eye and has even managed to shit all over him. It's amazing that despite me spending more time with her, I have been pretty incident-free. Men, shrug. (Feels superior, goes before bub loses it).

PS: The pic is of Mia, four days old, in the car capsule, on her way home. The red jumper is hand knit and obviously too big for her.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

If you see the pic carefully,the batch seems like a halo over Mia :).
btw,what's her sun sign? leo?
and what is her dads sun sign?
though that is unrelated,I have known taurus women to be great mothers.
cheers n happy motherhood.

Anonymous said...

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Eve* aka JB said...

@ anonymous: Hey thanks! She'd be a cancer; dad's a taurus too.

Swati said...

hey congratulations :)
i know i'm late but still anyway. mia is gorgeous :).

Eve* aka JB said...

@Swati: No worries about the lateness and thank you! :)

Sankoobaba said...

cute,,
both baby and post

alwayshappykya said...

Aww, sweetness!!! Love that pic Eve :)

About the month flying...you'll just do one diaper change after other..and it'll be 6 months already!!

Still no incidents of projectile vomit or poop on body for both of us.;)

Ok, now lemme go try to anti-jinx that line above :P

dobighazameen said...

congrats..... sorry, am late here too. Great news, also that she is a cancer like me. In the mean time will wait to hear again when "JB goes cooking" gets back. I have some good news to share.... 'am back to full time farming & a few years away (so that we recover financially)from building/creating a small home stay. Remember we had talked 'bout it. Hope sometime down the line three of you will come over & we can cook together !!

Eveline said...

How sweet! Time flies by, doesn't it? I mean, we're damn near half-way through September already. Congrats on surviving Mia's first month... here's to MANY, MANY more!!!

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