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More agony and ecstasy

Nina and Z looking at the baby chortling to himself in his sleep:

"What do you think he could be dreaming of that's so amusing?"
"New ways to torment me."
"I think it's bosoms. GIANT BOSOMS."
"Being perched like a maraschino cherry on top of the biggest bosom in the world."
"Being centerstage surrounded by endless dancing spinning bosoms like a baby's version of the 50s musical."
"It's either that, or he's thinking - when I grow up I shall suck on the tail of a cat! Having sampled most other surfaces, that way I'll complete my collection! "


This morning:

"How was the baby?"
"You know, the usual. Screamy."
"What was he crying about?"
"Probably his outrage and sadness at being alive in this world."


Last night:
It is 4am in the N&Z house. Nina has been enjoying some restful REM sleep for the last 45 minutes. Then the baby wakes up and starts crying. Nina asks the baby's father if he would mind changing his nappy so that she can rest a bit more. The baby's father points out plaintively how he's also very tired and he needs some sleep so he can handle being at work the next day. Nina gets up and changes the baby and brings him back to bed to feed at which point she notices that the baby's father is still awake and offering up helpful commentary. No husbands were harmed in the following exchange:

"Oh this is wonderful. You basically made me GIVE UP MY RESTORATIVE REM SLEEP so that you could rest and here it is that you are I see, not sleeping."
"I guess so."
"You realise, this is a HANGING OFFENCE in some countries."
"Which countries?"
"The righteous ones."

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lebeautemps
Jan. 17th, 2008 02:35 pm (UTC)
Word, dude.
rainsinger
Jan. 17th, 2008 03:12 pm (UTC)
How long before you cracked the nights?
lebeautemps
Jan. 17th, 2008 05:10 pm (UTC)
Two weeks give or take. There are two things I can say: firstly, keep said Bandit up late for a feed till say 12 - 1am. Bandit is then knackered and may sleep a little more, giving you hopefully until 6am or 7am. Suited me. There is also a French product which is a little like Readybrek (- a kind of finely milled porridge.) It is formulated for hungry-arse Bandits like yours and is designed to keep them full, aka quiet, until Breakfast. I never tried the second idea but I came close: I used to take Tinkle on trips round the M25 at 3am - she'd pass out and I'd get a freshly cooked fry-up (and some peace) at a motorway service station.
casaubon
Jan. 17th, 2008 02:56 pm (UTC)
Our babies used to suck in their sleep, we knew what they were dreaming about. :)
rainsinger
Jan. 17th, 2008 03:12 pm (UTC)
Heehehe, little greedies.
prophetsong
Jan. 18th, 2008 04:04 pm (UTC)
You have all my sympathy. I got so sleep-deprived that the first 6-8 weeks is all a bit of a blur now!

My little munchkin makes sucked, clicking noises in his sleep then chuckles, just in case there's any doubt where his dreams are :)
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