Cary has always gotten hiccups. I think it started when I was 8 months pregnant or so (I'm sure there's a post about it...), and it hasn't stopped. She gets them at least a couple times a day.
Tonight, though, I had them. I was feeding her, getting her ready to go to sleep, and I started hiccuping. I would hiccup, and she would stop nursing and give me this shocked look. "What the heck was that, mom?"
I kept trying to hold my breath, my tried and true way of ridding myself of hiccups, but to no avail.
Every time I hiccuped, she stopped nursing and looked at me questioningly. I could not stop laughing. I could not stop hiccuping. She could not concentrate on nursing. None of this was helping her go to sleep. I finally just laid her down in her crib, figuring she would do better without my help.
Sure enough, asleep in 5 minutes.
Fluent in Gibberish
I had a post a while back about speaking gibberish
, but now, I have to say, I'm really good at it.
I never knew how people knew what to say to babies, or how someone could talk to a baby for so long, and just come up with stuff to say.
I can babble on for goodness knows how long. I guess it helps that my audience is so appreciative. A typical conversation goes like this:
"How's the baby baby girrrrul?"
"Udgy bidgy widgy wooogy!"
"boodgy boodgy boodgy!"
The last of the pine needles
I cleaned the floors today, which, by the way, was long overdue. I cannot beleive how many pine needles I found. We got rid of that darn tree on January 2nd! I have cleaned the floors since then, I swear.
There were not just a few either, there were piles of them. Bleeeaaach!
What am I going to do when Cary starts crawling? I can just see her putting this stuff in her mouth, not to mention the balls of cat hair.
Seeing God in the mundane stuff
I loved this post
at Katherine's blog about seeking God while doing all of the mundane stuff that is involved in raising kids and running a household. The things that struck me were "do the laundry, do the laundry again, clip some nails, clip some more nails..." Seriously, the nail clipping! I swear Cary's nails need to be clipped every other day! I never knew they grew that fast.
I'll also add "Do the dishes, do the dishes again." and "put her down for a nap, put her down for a nap again."
But K's post was a good reminder to keep seeking God in all of these things.