Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Two Speeds....

"Sleeping" & "Crying"...

oh good god, how long does this last? These are literally the two faces of my spawn. A.) The angelic repose of peaceful slumber, a face so precious you have to remind yourself it truly isn't made of spun sugar and begging to be eaten. and B.) The wailing, gape-mouthed, turning purple, howling ear piercer that you fully expect to morph into some kind of underworld demon and devour you whole as his eyes turn glaring, smoking red.

Yes, these are the two faces of the little man over the past couple of days. Perhaps I exaggerate a smidge. Perhaps. But I do guarantee that after twelve hours of just me and the kiddo, it certainly feels that way. Of course, at this very moment he is quietly babbling to the octopus over his head on his aquarium "kick & crawl" mat. A momentary middle of the road. I can only assume this lull in the action means he is gearing up for a scream-fest of epic proportions. Good times...

I am happy to announce though, that when he chooses to grace us with the presence of option #1, we are now able to nourish ourselves during the momentary quiet, as I was finally able to successfully grocery shop. Amy, thanks for the advice on the car seat--unfortunately the store we go to apparently hates children, because the seat simply doesn't go in the cart. I will try your trick at another, more kid friendly establishment. However, Husband and I made it a team effort and I pushed the cart while he pushed the kid in the stroller. I bought actual produce and actual ingredients with which to cook real meals. Now I just have to make sure I use said produce and ingredients rather than allowing them to unwittingly turn into science experiments in my in-house lab, otherwise known as a refrigerator.

And, in the span of one paragraph, the scream-fest has begun. So I bid you adieu. Wish me luck.

4 comments:

Amy said...

Oh you love it. You know you do.

This should only last another week or two. Then he'll start to become more aware of the world and he'll start looking around and actually focusing on things. Until babies are 8 weeks, they can only see like 2 feet. Or something absurd like that.

Anyway, you should soon be out of this stage. But my, isn't it a FUN one?

Anonymous said...

Oh Sarah you bring me back to the good old days... just imagine it times two!! I am realy surprised I actually made it through, but you will too. We used to run either the vacumn or hair dryer when the screaming got too bad or when we needed a break. The sound of the hair dryer immediately stopped their crying and really seemed to soothe them. Of course, never leave him alone with the hair dryer (safety hazard). I remember the days when we would eat dinner to the magical hmmmm of the hair dryer with two babies in their bouncies looking at us. Like I said, we were certifiable!

miraclebaby said...

I hope today has not been a screaming day for Ethan. Hopefully he grows out of this stage rather quickly... for your sanity!

Emi said...

Sarah- I have to say in your innimitable manner (you know I think you should be on stage) you are preparing me for our own sometime-in the-future-but-not-quite-yet parenthood.. so thank you for being the guinea pig...:-) Love u and can't wait to see you and the little man...
Love Emi (the sis-in-law)