Monday, July 02, 2007

Clucky? Nuh-uh!!

Today I got to hold a weeny, little, oh-so-cute baby. Two months old and only 8 pounds (he had a rough start, poor little mite). He's the son of a colleague who popped in to visit and to show off her little darling. The pram was immediately surrounded by women...and a couple of men...but I elbowed them all aside and grabbed me some baby to cuddle. I am a baby HOG.

I love to smell their heads and marvel at their tiny fingers and little rosebud lips and so on. And I'll hold them for ever...or at least until they cry. So of course somebody always feels bound to say with a smirk: "Aww, bet it makes you want another one". To which I respond thus:

Another? Are you nuts? My first child may have been an angel. But my second didn't sleep till he was three years old. And that was 3 weeks before his baby brother was born. When I was so huge with pregnancy that sleep was simply not an option anyway. And then baby number three ALSO didn't sleep till he was three years old. Listen, Buster, I spent 6 YEARS WITHOUT SLEEP. Do you have any idea what that's like? Another? ANOTHER? Hahahahahaha!!

I think it's the wild look in my eyes that causes them to back away ve-e-ery slowly.


Chris H said...

Ha bloody ha, you sound just like me!!! I adore infants, but there is no way in HELL I ever want another one of my own!!!! Our last (Griffin) also didn't sleep overnight till he was about 4, and we got so desperate when he was about 2 and a half that the Dr gave us a strong sedative to give him to make him sleep! BLISS. Nowdays he does actually sleep so apart from teenagers now waking us up, it's finally good. Ahhh babies.... and you only had 3 mate! Try 8 !

Shauna said...

every time i read these kinds of posts from you it makes me want to invest in a chastity belt and/or run for the hills... hehehehe

Debstar said...

I'm with you Kek. My first had gastric reflux so it was spew, poop and no sleep day and night. ugh. The other 2 weren't much better.

I think I'll enjoy grandkids much more.

Kek said...

I win Deb....numbers 2 AND 3 had reflux. And that was after number 1 had lulled me into a false sense of security with all the sleeping and contentedness.

I felt like I'd been hit by a truck. And then it backed up and ran over me again. Sheesh.

Sara said...

Jase and I both adore kids and of course we are both totally gaga about our niece and try to abscond with her as often as possible. Everytime we do this, or even make some pro-child comment it's like open season for the 'when are you gonna have one of your own???' crowd. It gets a bit tiring. Just cos' we love kids doesn't mean we WANT some. People are weird.

Kek said...

Aww, Sara, people just love you and want some little copies of you in their lives.


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