Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Here are some of the ways my two girls differ. And I'm talking about when Miss A was the same age.

Regarding breastfeeding

Miss A - Get those things out of my face right now before I spontaneously combust from anger.

Baby B - Wow! These are great, full of deliciousness. Please don't make me stop.

Regarding Noise

Miss A - Shut up!! How do you expect me to sleep with all this noise? The creaky floors. The talking. The whispering. The breathing.

Baby B - Don't mind me. Yell, scream, cry, have a tantrum. I might jump or frown but I'll just keep right on sleeping.

Regarding Bodily Functions

Miss A - I poop once a week. It is a big deal. Expect me to be miserable the rest of the time. How would you like to have that sitting around inside you for a whole week?

Baby B - I am a regular girl. I really like to go right after a fresh diaper change. Nothing I like better than a good dump. Well, maybe eating.

Regarding Sleep

Miss A - I don't really like to sleep. I prefer to cry for hours on end, especially between 11:00 pm and 5:00 am. And don't even try to make me happy. It's really just a waste of time.

Baby B - Okay, so I really like to eat. But other than that I'm good. No need to do anything else really, just put me back in bed once my belly is full.

Regarding Anger

Miss A - I am so angry. I don't really know why. The world just seems like a pretty unfair place if you ask me.

Baby B - Anger? Oh, you mean when I'm hungry and I'm not eating and I'd like to be eating? Yeah, I guess that makes me a bit angry. But only for like, a minute or so. And sometimes wiping my bum makes me mad. And when the bath water is a bit too cold.

So yeah. Wow. Mostly I am happy for Miss A that Baby B is so easy going. It is keeping us all pretty sane during a time when I was sure we'd all be losing our minds.

Here are some more pictures.


Elicia said...

I'm so happy to hear that it's going so well with Baby B. And I love the pic of Miss A brushing her hair!!

Sugarmama said...

Aw, what a sweet little dumpling of a girl! And isn't it great to have such a little angel this time around? My two youngest worked out just like your two. One crazy demon child and one perfect darling. I adore both of them, of course, but am pleased not to have TWO ornery girlies!

bon said...

OK... fine. I officially want another girl now. She is just so flippin' PRESHUSSSSS!

Once I finally got one these kinds of babies... I understood why all the mommies around me seemed so sane and together, and I was a messed up bucket of I'm-a-crappy-mom angst. All the lovely, sane moms had a baby like THIS! So much of it is the baby and the amount of sleep that you, as a mom, are getting.

Only... you also get to understand why every one calls it the "terrible two's," Because even the sweet and gentle little babies go phycho around then. Frankly, there just wasn't that much difference in the behavior of the first two to qualify it as any more "terrible" than what had come before. But with Pearl....

elizasmom said...

Wooooh, easy baby! That's great. And Miss A is such a sweet big sis!

beth - total mom haircut said...

Ha! That sounds like one great baby. I love the picture of the three of you gals. So gorgeous. I'm so glad you now have a chill baby. It's funny to find out what's normal now, huh? I understand now how all those people used to invite me out and expect me to actually be able to go and sit in a restaurant and have breakfast - it was a laughable thought with Sam:)

Jenn said...

It's so amazing how different siblings can be.