Thursday, January 15, 2009

The life of a 7 month old

6:30 am:  whimper...cry...EAT!!!
6:35 am:  sleep
8:30 am: pull lullaby toy... smile... giggle... wriggle... EAT!!!
8:35 am-9:30 am: chew fist... roll... reach for toy during diaper change... roll... mom rolled you back over... roll... try to chew fist as mom forces your slobbery hands through comparatively tiny sleeve holes... roll... lay on the floor listening to mom yell at older children to get in the car... roll... sit contentedly in car seat while errands are run... 
9:30 am:  rub eyes... whimper... EAT!!!
9:35 am:  sleep
12:00 pm: pull lullaby toy... smile... giggle... wiggle... EAT!!!
12:05 pm-2:30 pm:  lay on floor and flinch while older children jump over you... cry... get face smooshed... cry... play pat-a-cake with toddler... cry... get drug around house by older children... cry... spit-up... cry... try to reach for toy... cry... see mom walk by... cry... stick face into carpet and cry... cry... drool... cry... rub eyes... cry.
2:31 pm:  EAT!!!
2:36 pm:  sleep
4:30 pm:  pull lullaby toy... smile... giggle... squiggle... EAT!!!
4:35 pm-6:00 pm:  dangle from mom's arm as she mediates fights between siblings... dangle from mom's arm as she cleans house... dangle from mom's arm as she yells at siblings to clean house... dangle from mom's arm as she tries to cook with one hand... dangle from mom's hip (with mom's foot propped on counter because her poor excuse for a bicep can  no longer hold her BIG baby) while she still cooks with one hand... lay on floor because mom cannot cook with one hand.
6:00 pm:  whimper... cry... EAT!!!
6:05 pm:  sleep
7:00 pm:  pull lullaby toy... smile... giggle... jiggle... EAT!!!
7:05 pm:  daddy hold... daddy bounce... daddy tickle... daddy smile... daddy airplane... daddy laugh... daddy "Hey Stud!"... daddy throw... daddy adore.
8:30 pm:  whimper... rub eyes...EAT!!!
8:35 pm:  mommy sing... mommy snuggle... mommy kisses... mommy hugs... mommy love... 
8:36 pm:  sleep

9 comments:

Pam C. said...

I can't imagine doing all that work again, but I miss my babies so much. Why is it so hard to really appreciate it while you're living it? (Actually, I did appreciate nearly every moment with the first one--why can't I have four only children?)

Karen said...

I know you're only 1/2 Asian, but come on! Where is your cool carrier (ergo, beco, mai tai) that you can carry that baby on your back from 4:30 to 6.

Once I moved to Asia I saw what a blessing the back carry can be!

Token Asian Friend said...

He's a big baby. I'm probably already going to get scoliosis. Like I need kyphosis, too.

michellejohnnie said...

Sounds like the life of my big baby! 6 months and 21 lbs!!! I do carry my baby in a moby wrap sometimes, but he bottoms it out!!!

Kristina P. said...

Maybe I'll just birth a 3 year-old.

Karen said...

well, he sounds adorable and you are obviously a good mom --I can tell by his *schedule*

Now, go get an ergo. If I can carry my 40lb 3 year old, you can do it too.

melmommy said...

So funny. I was laughing so hard. I have a new perspective of what babies go through, they are a lot busier than we give them credit. He is a big boy (from the picture I saw), but he is SO adorable. That's when wet nurses and stuff would come in handy. Yeah right! I could never you sicko!

Token Asian Friend said...

YOU'RE a sicko, Sicko!

Karin said...

I thought that post was beautiful.