The Bodacious Belgrade Blog

December 21, 2008

Dribble Drabble Bibble Babble

Filed under: Uncategorized — bunitingi @ 12:59 am

1. Hi.

2. My mom is in town! she’s gotten to meet her grandson and take care of him while Maja and i sleep and/or work. (yes i fortunately STILL work from home. Yes it’s so super awesome.)

3. I know she’s thrilled to see her grandson (and probably her son also). I somehow don’t think she’s quite blown away by the diamond in the rough that is Beograd.

4. Baby carriers RULE.

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5. When you look down on him from above, he looks really different. It maybe a clue as to how he would look as a boy, but i don’t know.

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6. Babies are weird.

7. As of yesterday he is officially one month old. We now feel battle hardened. We’ve acclimated to a large extant to the insane schedule. Well, me mroe than Maja who ahs to feed the little hunger machine every 3 hours. Except now we’ve taken to me doing a middle of the night solo fedding to allow her to sleep for 6 uninterrupted hours. This actually works REALLY well for her.

8. He has grown and has changed. No doubt.

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9. Sometimes i could absolutely die how cute he is.

10. Other times i could eat him like a cannibal. Just literally munch him and chew him.

11. He has started to not always scream when we change his diaper. We start to get the first inclings of actual smiles. Usually after he’s eaten.

12. We took him out for a walk by the river. Fuck the 40 day … uh…. incapa…. oh what do you call it…. damn the word has totally escaped me…. please note that while battle hardened i am still not right in the head. Or should i sya even LESS right in the head than i was previously.

13. What is the damn WORD?

14. 40 day…. the 40 day… anyway the whole thing where we have to keep him inside for 40 days. Fuck it.

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15. He slept right through it. But the fresh air had to do him good.

16. Now that the shock and awe part of the campaign has settled, the bliss part is starting to creep in more and more. It’s getting easier to deal with his crying, i.e. i just don’t care as much. “Yeah yeah yeah, i know. You’re hungry and i torture you with starvation. The Titty is coming kid. Chill.”

17. We each have our respective parent strengths at this juncture. maja is really good at engagin him and playing with him in a way that i just don;t know what to do with him sometimes. I on the otehr hand am the undisputed master of calming him. Seriously, when Maja has tried, when her mom has tried, when my mom has tried and they just can’t make him stop crying, give him to me. Takes me all of 10 seconds.

18. The trick: very loud swing be-bop scatting. Or a loud Bippity-Boppity-Boo. Anything loud and fast. The loudness distracts him from his own inner turmoil, the moving spatter of notes engages him, and soon he closes his eyes and listen until he falls asleep.

19. For that matter, while i love to play 70s soft rock kind of stuff and dance quietly with him (new agey stuff i.e. George Winston or Midori for when he’s laying in his carrier trying to sleep) he’s awesome to funk/rock out with. if it’s got a beat and i bounce to it, he loves it. Parliament, Phish (97 or 99 eras), funk, rock, gotta have that beat and he’s happy. Helps if it has words at the beginning for me to sing to him. For some reason me singing at first works better than just starting off bouncing.

20. Life is good.

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21. Quarantine!!! The word is bloody quarantine!!!

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3 Comments »

  1. Teh awesomeness. Hitting the stride, very nice. And just the right amount of schadenfreude for those of us who’ve been there before. Suffering is best when shared.

    Cute little bugger, there. Glad he’s getting to see the wide world, all 3 feet or so that’s probably in focus by this point. He’ll see plenty more soon enough.

    Comment by matthew — December 21, 2008 @ 4:22 pm | Reply

  2. Yes, I also want to eat him up. Baby, why must you be so delicious looking? Thanks for pics and suffering-descriptions, very satisfying. At the beginning Nathan hated country music but was ok with anything with harmonies, OR, Lyle Lovett (?). Also, loud terrible mariachi music was a big hit at 6 months, I don’t know why. Now he makes up his own songs, like so:

    Do you know Mufeen Man, Mufeen Man, Mufeen Man
    Do you know Mufeen Man, Mufeen Man, Mufeen Man
    Lives laaala LANE!

    and

    Rudolph DEER! Rudolph DEER!
    With the Nose!
    Ho Ho HO!

    Comment by emjaybee — December 22, 2008 @ 5:06 am | Reply

  3. he has changed!! cutest baby in the world. yyyaaaaaaayyy baabbbyyyy pictures!

    Comment by Lucia — December 22, 2008 @ 3:37 pm | Reply


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