Monday, July 02, 2007

I scream, you scream

In solidarity with the new girl, via Julie:


put me back in!That's Opie, one day old, meeting Jo for the first time and none too pleased about it. I should have known right then that this one would be trouble. And he was. One angry little dude, for about the first five months of his life. We I swaddled and shushed, swayed and walked, nursed and nursed, and still he cried. I remember scouring the Mayberry phone book at 3 o'clock one morning, searching for a baby nurse service. AS IF.

Do you know what the rest of the words to the old song are?

I scream you scream
We all scream for ice cream
Rock
Rock my baby rock

And that's what we did, my boy and I. Today he is (mostly) sweetness and light on two sturdy legs. And if I could? I'd do it all over again, one more time.

7 comments:

mothergoosemouse said...

Baby nurse service. Now THAT is a good idea.

Lady M said...

I think I'd need to add a picture of me screaming, rather than Q.

the new girl said...

FIVE months?! -gulp-
Thanks! (I think.)
Did I say -gulp?-

Jennifer aka Binky Bitch said...

5 months?

Oh hell. I'm only 7 weeks in with 2nd colicky baby. My first only screamed for 8 weeks...I hope there isn't any 5 mos of screaming in my future!

jen said...

one more time, indeed. you, i mean. not me.

Amber said...

I'd have been allllll over that service with our firstborn. She cried so much the first night we brought her home that she lost her voice.

When we talked to the pediatrician the next day, he responded, "Hmmm, looks like you have a baby...."

Suzanne said...

I'm a veteran of two extremely cranky babies -- a baby nurse service sounds like it would have been a terrific thing to have around.