Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Eden





Here are some updated pictures of our little Eden

Eden is a wonderful baby who rarely cries (except when she is naked - she doesn't like to be naked - I guess she won't be a stripper!). She usually wakes up twice at night with a lip-smacking noise, not a cry. We feed her and she goes straight back to sleep. Not bad eh? Of course we are feeding her mothers milk through a bottle because she won't take it the natural way yet. She didn't have much of a sucking reflex when she arrived (many preemies don't) and so we started with a syringe and have graduated to the bottle. Next step is to get her to take it directly from mom! We will tackle that this weekend when dad is home to deal with the frustrated mom and baby.

By far, her most impressive talent is pooping! She produces lots of it and has a way of timing her voiding so that she makes a huge impact. Yesterday morning I was getting out of the shower and heard Phil say, "oh, mom is going to be bitter, you are just wet, mom always gets the bad ones." Then while I was blowing my hair dry I heard a screech. This screech wasn't from Eden but from her daddy. I turned off the blower and peeked around the corner to find Phil in his undergarments looking like he'd soiled himself terribly. Obviously she had done the dirty deed. The amazing thing is that she was able to squirt the yellow muck over her diaper, over the diaper changing pad and directly onto her daddy. Seriously, I bet it went a foot and a half! She has some amazing force to her movements! So what had begun with just a wet diaper ended in four soiled diapers (all before she actually got closed up and dressed) and a soiled daddy. This isn't an isolated case. She has shown this talent many times for mommy, aunt Emily, Grandma, and our friend Hollie. She is generous in sharing her talents... :)

Well, that is it for now. She's sleeping and I'm going to go take that advice no one takes but everyone gives and try to sleep while my baby sleeps.

6 response(s):

Charlotte said...

This baby gets cuter every time I see her. Wow!

darla said...

Congratulations to the new parents! Heidi, it is good to read about your adventures with Phil and now Eden. Your stories brought great big smiles and giggles...best wishes to you all.

Bamamoma said...

Darla,

so good to hear from you! I hope all is well with you.

hjk

Layne said...

Aw! What a cute fat baby! I remember those laws-of-physics-defying poops. Guess I better remember how to deflect them . . .

Cramster said...

Hey bama moma - Congrats! Now that I found your email address again I'll email you some pics of my son - one month older to the day (March 26). Glad to see you are doing well!
Amanda

sally davis said...

Heidi Jo and Phil! Congratulations you two! Wow. See what happens when I don't look at my e-mail for a while? Eden is the cutest little button. I want to hold her and squeeze her. It's fun to hear your motherhood adventures. Congrats again! Love, Sally