Monday, September 28, 2009
A love-hate relationship
Who knew I'd ever be so excited about being successful at sucking snot from my child's nose. Kaylee is conflicted about it's use though. She hates to see it coming at her, does not like it being stuck in her nose, but then smiles when the booger is no longer in her nose. I'm sure it's a plight that most mothers experience...feeling guilty for forcing an object up your baby's nose, frustration with those super stuck boogers, and wishing you had smaller fingers to remove said boogers. But all in all, we're fortunate to not have to use the aspirator all that often.
During the last few weeks of pregnancy, Kate listened to Brad Paisley's new song "Then". She didn't just listen to it a few times, she obsessively played the song on repeat, learned every word, and sung it at the top of her lungs while driving. Then one day a few weeks after Kaylee was born, Kate was driving with Kaylee by themselves. Kaylee began to cry...then scream. It didn't matter how much Kate reassured her, pulled over to make sure something wasn't wrong, or attempted to hold the pacifier in place with one arm backwards while driving. It finally occurred to Kate that maybe Kaylee wants mommy to sing to her (although no one else would want this!). So Kate put track #4 on and began to sing. Kaylee immediately calmed down. Low and behold, it's not even mommy's singing that Kaylee likes! It's Brad's!