Friday, October 07, 2005

Baby Boom!

Matilda is going to have soooo many little cousins to torture... err... love and play with! Maria Lorna is already here, and by Christmas Cathy's baby will be here too, and in April, another one will be added to the collection, as we found out yesterday that Stella, Peter's cousin's wife (impressive phrase, that!) is also preggers :) Call me obsessed, but I'm excited!

Our Goodling is now all smiles, and takes some amazing pictures. She'll give you this half-shy smile, turning her head and looking at you from the corner of her eye -the tease! She coos and gurgles a lot, and has also recently discovered that she has hands, so now she spends a lot of time looking at them and grabbing one hand with the other. Clearly evolution at work -next comes using tools. She's getting her first shots on Tuesday, and after that, I'll start taking her to the swimming pool. She LOVES baths. She just sits there, floating and staring at me and cooing, and she cries when I take her out. Oh, not to mention that she is now wearing clothes for 3-6 months, and today is her 2 month birthday :) And I'm walking around town, shamelessly breastfeeding wherever the mood (or Matilda) takes me.

Speaking of which, my neighbour Natalie was at a birthday party recently, breastfeeding her baby and a little boy was asking:
"What is he doing? What is he doing?"
"He's having his milk"
"THAT'S not his milk!!!!"
At which point her 4 year old proceded to lift her shirt and show the other boy what's what:
"Sure it is, look, see? He's hanging on like a train carriage (!!!!!)"

WHAT is it with little boys and breasts anyway? (See my last post)

It is starting to become obvious how having a family is fun. I have this baby who uses my boob for a pillow at night (No, really, she does! She falls asleep breastfeeding, and at some point lets the nipple go, sighs, and settles her head on my boob... and sleeps there. It's so sweet that I don't want to spoil it and end up sleeping with one breast hanging out -but you didn't want to know that, did you? ;) and I can't pretty much complain about my looks any more, because she looks like me, and I like HER! I see how other people's children interact with each other (ok, Natalie's) and I'm looking forward to the next one!

This neighbour came over the other day to ask for a favour, and I mentioned that one of the things I like about our house is the size of the rooms. I said, I figure I can have 4 kids sleeping in the large bedroom. She started laughing -and THEN she realised I was being serious! Tee-hee.

WHY? Why do people think kids NEED to have so much STUFF and SPACE? I remember when I was little how nice it was that we kept our bread warm on the fire (instead of remembering we had no central heating until I was 9) or how when I had a fight with my brother we'd stick sticky-tape on the floor to separate our room to "my half" and "his half", or how I'd get sleepy at night and nagg him to go to bed too, because I liked having a chat before falling asleep (and we shared a room until I was 14 -no lasting damage to my personality or anything!) Or what fun it was in the summers, when sometimes it would be 6 of us cousins sleeping in one room, and in any case, certainly 4 of us. And on most of the day there was no running water. So when the water came we'd run around filling bottles and buckets, and shower in pairs in our bathing costumes, to save time. It wasn't deprived, it was FUN. So yes, I can fit 4 in that room, and I bet they'd like it too.

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Look mummy, what a lovely teddy uncle Jon and auntie Stella sent me!

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Oh who am I kidding, my hand is more interesting!

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