June 9, 2009

Wrapped Around Her Finger


I have a new baby. She's just over 6 weeks. She's adorable.

She has me wrapped around her little finger. She is playing me real good.

She is a good baby who cries when she's wet or hungry but really doesn't cry that much. She sleeps well. When she's awake is so bright and alert. She smiles and laughs. Moves her head from side to side. She swats at things and grabs hold. On her stomach she pushes up with her arms and kicks her legs like she can't wait to be mobile. My six week old thinks she should crawl. Now.

During the daytime I sing her songs. Some of them are children's songs that I remember from my youth albeit with a few made up lyrics, others are originals written just for her. To be honest, most of the songs I sing are Christmas carols, because I know much more of them than children's songs. (Hey, I'm new at this whole mom thing).

When we are not singing, reading stories, playing, nursing, Baby puts her head into my chest and falls asleep.

But as I said earlier she has me wrapped around her little finger. She is playing me real good.

You see this child of mine has decided that she doesn't like typical sleeping arrangements. If I put her down in her crib or bassinet she is awake in minutes. So I pick her up, hold her against my chest and rock her to sleep. I try again. In five minutes I am picking her up, holding her against my chest and rocking her sleep.

She has me wrapped around her little finger. She is playing me real good.

So we sit in the comfy chair that I have in the living room of our condo and I come up with a plan. Not the plan that I should be coming up with as a parent to correct this behaviour. Oh no. I plan what I will during the five minutes that she's asleep in her crib. I prioritize those things like getting something from the fridge and going to the washroom. I plan a route throughout the condo to maximize the time.

And when she cries I always pick her up, hold her against my chest and rock her to sleep. She has me wrapped around her little finger.

2 comments:

Jenny on 2:19:00 AM said...

I know the feeling. Good luck and more power to be a good mother.

C on 5:43:00 PM said...

HAHA! LOVE it!!! Little One has me wrapped around her little finger too. They catch on so quickly, our girls, eh? ;)

I had to laugh at the "To be honest, most of the songs I sing are Christmas carols", because I'm the exact same way! LOL! Too funny!

Hope to see you again soon. I was just thinking about the time I spent in the hospital before I had Little One...and after her birth and how you were there for us. You are one of the kindest, sweetest, most caring, and funniest people ever! You're the best! XOXO

Hugs for Baby from Little One!

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