Friday, March 16, 2007

Let's Get Crunk!

Why? I have no idea. I'm just listening to that Mary J Blige song.

I can't write much. Fifi is in her sling, but she's fussing, probably hungry. But then, when isn't she? She's really quite clever these days. She's playing with my necklace right now. She's becoming interested in toys and things. It's neat to see her reach for things. She also likes her reflection in the mirror. And she giggles! Not very often, but every now and then something with tickle her fancy and she giggles. Today it was once looking in the mirror at herself and later at who knows what - a funny thought perhaps?

We're on a short cloth nappy hiatus so I can get caught up on laundry. It's crazy - I'm home all day long with her, but I can hardly get any housework done! You mamas who manage to keep clean houses while staying home with your wee ones, props! I find it hard enough to get a load of laundry washed, folded and put away in a day with Fifi's constant need to eat or be cuddled. And that's just laundry! Washing dishes, tidying away messes and cooking just add to the mayhem! But I love it. Boy, do I love it! I could never love any job more than I love mothering. I can't wait for the next one to come along! (But I will.)

My sis-in-law got Fifi the coolest baby swing today. I've been wanting something that will entertain Fi at those times when I really, really can't be holding her, like when I'm cooking or bathing. This thing is great. She seems to like it, though not as much as she likes her sling! Her face just lights up when she sees the sling come out. Almost as much as it lights up when she sees the boob come out!

We're also starting to use a few signs in front of her. She's too young yet to respond with signs herself, but I figure it's never too early to start the communication. We're just doing 'milk' right now, (it's the only one I know) but I intend to soon introduce 'bath' and 'love'.

Right, well, she's fallen back asleep (hurray!) so I better take advantage and get some stuff done. I'm pretty much ready for our company tonight, minus the meal. I'm making an apple pie!

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