Friday, January 8, 2010

Demon Baby and Baby Birds

When can I put this thing down? By thing I mean baby and just when the HECK is she going to not be needed to be held every last second of her waking moments? Are all babies like this? NOBODY TOLD ME THIS. Not that it would have mattered but wow, it's unexpected.

I thought she would be sleeping 22 hours a day - stupid baby books - but it's more like only half the day and when EVER she's awake she has to be held. I'm lucky I guess that she can sleep on her own, I shouldn't be so picky it's just. . . WOW, if her eye's are open and she's not in somebody's arms (mine because I'm alone all day) she's PISSED.

Speaking of pissed am I supposed to be calling her "My Little Princess" and "Sweet Angel" ect? Because I'm sort of not. I call her "Demon Baby" and "Monster Baby." Too honest? At least I say it in loving baby talk and it's always joking I'm not crazy and abusive or something, I'm just keeping humor in the mix because she's such a pissed off little human being most of the time. DID YOU KNOW BABIES ARE SO PISSED all the time? Stupid movies, I thought they were these little pudgy coo'ing sweet bundles of joy - HHHAAAAAAAAAAA. No.

I'm ok with all of the caterwalling and holding and good LORD 23 hours of my attention that she requires - but I'll be damned if I'm not going to have some fun at her expense as long as she can't understand me.

Does anybody else call their baby names that aren't exactly flattering? I'm betting I'm not alone in this.

OH!! But I DO call her "Baby Bird." That's cute and sweet right? See, I'm not totally going to hell. The reason? Have you ever SEEN baby birds in the nest? When the mother flies up to the nest with a gullet of chopped worm the baby birds feel the disturbance in the air or nest and all SHOOT UP skyward mouths open and screaming to get the worm puke.

The connection? When Daisy's eye's open from waking she starts screaming about 10 seconds later to be fed and anything that gets near her mouth or touches her cheek causes her to try and attack it and suck it. It's sweet and I try not to laught too much when she glams on to her hand accidently or goes buck wild on her blankie. The pic up top is lil Sweet Pea attacking her arm while the boob juice was warming up, isn't she charming?? :)

Chino actually started calling her "Pajarita" (little bird) because when she makes her "poop face" her little lips form a tight "O" and he thinks it looks like a bird beak. Whatever the case I think it's totally cute that we came up with the same nick-name for her - whatever the cause.

24 comments:

Krissie said...

Our neighbour across the street just had her second baby. Apparently, the baby girl DOES NOT STOP SCREAMING EVERY WAKING SECOND. So there, you're not alone. Her first kid, a boy, wasn't like that, and she said, if he had been, she never would've had this one at all. So I'm guessing Daisy is it for you? :P

Do you ever just let her cry it out? I know it's unthinkable and very hard, but maybe you should give it a try.

Gringa-n-Mexico said...

Krissie - No not yet on the crying it out, later yes but this early on it's not cool to do yet - right now it's all about letting her know I'm there for her every time she needs me to build her confidence so that later she'll be more sure of herself. (Ok so that's what the baby book tells me :P ) But she's got her day coming! :P

Vadose said...

"The Machine" (because he eats like a machine), Monster, Goblin King, Gremlin, Sucky Monster, Gordito, Milk Face, "Hey, you with the cheeks" or "Guy with no chin"... and sometimes sweet(er) things like "Pumpkin Patch" (dunno why) or "Honeybee".

If you can get someone to teach you to use a reboso or get a baby carrier or something, that's been a lifesaver for me. That way I can carry him around AND do other stuff. Also my baby has been over the 95th weight percentile pretty much his whole life, so mama gets tired. Anyway, I found carrying him around helped, cuz then he was happy, but I so was I!

And get some of those other Reynosa gals over when they can, b/c you'll go nuts being alone with a baby all day. They're great, but not much conversationalists. :)

Hang in there, champ. We're all with ya! And it will get easier. :)

Ritamg said...

When Brian was about 2 or 3 weeks old, I was sooo tired around midnight when he wouldn't stop wailing. He had started like 5 or 6 that morning. So I shoved him to his sleeping father who had to work the next morning, but I didn't care. I said, "Take this kid for a ride and get him out of the house. NOW!"

Vadose said...

Oh, and "Poop Master", because of my amazement with his mad pooping abilities.

Keep your sense of humor, because it's hard work sometimes. And keep the posts coming!

Sunshine said...

SLING, i so need to bring you a sling. I'm still looking for the right fabric....but...but in the mean time...you can so borrow a rebozo if you want to. When i come over i'll bring one. It will help you get stuff done while holding baby at the same time. I'd come over today...but girl it is toooo damn cold right now! lol

Theresa in Mèrida said...

My friend's son was a crier/screamer turns out that he had terrible allergies, including sugar and corn syrup. He could not have most formulas.

If she needs to be held she may also have something wrong and feel better when held. It is not normal and you should see a pediatrician.

Toddlers maybe but not newborns, might need to cry it out. Little babies do not cry without reason. When my daughter had an ear infection the only way she could sleep was being held upright.

That said, I put my kids in a pouch and carried them around all day, it just made it better and easier. I could do whatever I wanted and still hold the baby.

It's very tiring giving birth. New mothers crave sleep like drug addicts crave crack.

regards,
Theresa

Crystal said...

To me it seems like girls are a lttle bit fussier than boys. My daughter was a little fussy in her first few weeks, but my baby (boy) was just as calm and sweet and never cries unless he is hungry or messy!

Larry Prater said...

I have not read your blog for a few days and I have been worried, wondering if you have had little Daisy or what. So now I see you have, and she is so cute. Congratulations to you and to Chino. I am glad your mother was with you, and that you actually made it to the hospital in time. I am sure you are a great mother and little Daisy is lucky to have you, and Chino. Bring her to visit sometime.

jenny said...

Let's see.. names I've called my kids: Miss Pissy, Miss Thing, Pissypants, Monster (Peter), Crankybutt, poopybutt... And in my head but not spoken outloud: bitch. Really. Evelyn (Oldest) could really be prissy sometimes and if I had met her on the street, she'd be a bitch. Sounds terrible, but if I was being honest about it, well, there ya go.

Are your arms tired? Stiff?? I got used to always holding the babies and I could cook dinner with one hand and a baby on my hip. After awhile, you develop a routine with your babies and they'll start sleeping longer naps and you can either nap, too, or catch up on what you need to do. Hang in there honey... You're a good mama. xoxo

Fishsticks and Fireflies said...

I hate giving out assvice, so I will be brief:

Could the fussing possibly be related to your diet (if you are nursing?) (Me eating too much dairy tended to piss all of my kids off.)

Have you thought about getting a sling? (My kiddos ADORED being carried around in the sling, and it allowed me to get a few things done while still fulfilling their demand to be held. I have a cheap knock-off of the Moby (http://www.mobywrap.com) that I love - you could easily make something like it with a few yards of stretchy material.)

When Briar is crabby she goes by Miss Piss(y) and when she is happy she is Fat Girl - I am starting her body issues off young.

And OMG I can't get over how stinkin' cute daisy is!

(Oh . . . and she is just about 3 weeks old now, right? MAJOR growth spurt. Like FEED ME RIGHT NOW, ALL THE TIME growth spurt. It will pass.)

Fishsticks and Fireflies said...

(Duh. I just read the other comments and see the sling mentioned. Go me.)

Ritamg said...

I called my oldest "Booger" and the youngest was called "Boo" which was short for Buddha since he had a big fat belly and 3 chins and no neck. If Daisy stops crying when you are holding her, then I don't think it's your diet. If she were in pain, she'd cry whether you hold her or not.

Gringa-n-Mexico said...

OH you gals are so cool and wonderful! I read your responses even if i dont have time to reply like i'd like to, I just want you to know how appreciated it is. I googled rebozo (dork, I know) and realized
I've got a shawl that would work and tried to tie her on last night - no go - but she was already pissy so I'll try again when she's more calm perhaps. I've been blogging when I'm hooked up to the breast pump and currently am learning to type one handed while holding a happy-to-sleep-but only-in-my-arms-Daisy :p

I loved the names you call(ed) your babies - "millk face" - gufaw and Jenny your honesty makes me feel human and so much better - I can't thank you enough.

I crave and adore and appreciate ANY advice -solicited or not - right now (F & F you crack me up with the "assvice") btw :P The fact of the language barrier and that my family is so far away - I'm alone ALL THE WAKING DAY except about 4 hours in the evening - makes you gals that come here and joke and talk and offer advice worth more than any amount of Gold or Baby books or just. . . anything. So Thank You SO MUCH and I promise one of these days I'll blog funny again - just about when she's gone off to colleg I'm thinking :P wait, no, too much drinking there, when she's married, yes, when she's married she's HIS problem so I'll be normal again then. Right??? :P LOL I imagine not. :)

Refried Dreamer said...

My son's head was ridiculously huge... so much, he couldn't support it as a baby. His nickname was Bobblehead or just "the Head." Both kids are nicknamed "Ugly" and they respond without a flinch. Hmmm.... "Stink-a-marink" and "EagleEye" are both popular in our home as well... but none were as bad as my baby sis' nicknames growing up.... "Boo-Boo", "Tubbs" and straight, "Fatso."

so from the looks of it, your nicknames so far are pretty nice.

Refried Dreamer said...

oh yeah... and Pissy Face. ;)

Gringa-n-Mexico said...

Refried - "Ugly" aahahahhahahahahh OMG for real!?? That's just too great. :P It's different here in MX anyways right? Everybody is either called "Pelon" (bald) or "Gordo" (fat) ect. whatever is wrong with people here is what they're called - or at least in my part of Mexico? Our family calls one girl "girafa" (giraffe) because she's tall and even gave her giraffe jewlery for Christmas - niiiiice. There's "chapara" (shorty) "flaca" (skinny) NOBODY goes by there name here now that I think about it.

Except me. ???? What the hell do they refer to me as when I'm not around??? I don't want to know.

Refried Dreamer said...

Don't worry about it. We get the generic "guera" cuz there really ain't very many of those!

Lauren said...

I call my kid "Bug" or "Buggie" most of the time, but when she got her first case of the sniffles I called her "Weenie" for a long time afterwards because that's how she acted. My nicknames aren't really that creative, I called her "Butt" for a long time too, must've been when she was teething...

Now the worst thing I call her is "Audrey Godzilla" when she throws food on the floor or kicks off her shoes or something annoying. One person actually asked me if I named her that. What kinda mom would I be if I had??

Corey said...

Jason calls Lily(8)Turd. Then for a while we called Kiera(4) Lucy, which is short for Lucifer. we also called Maggie(2) Midgit because she was half the size she was supposed to be. I think it's normal for the parents to have those kind of names for their own children. It's just like me calling Jason an Ass. You call `em how you see `em!! ♥ Ya

Gringa-n-Mexico said...

Lauren - LOL Godzilla - and the lady thought it was for real? Dork. :P

Corey - OH MY GOD IT'S YOU!!!!!! I didn't realize it was YOU!!! EEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!! How exciting!!! HI !! EEEEE!!! OH GOD GUESS WHAT!?? You are a genius! At my baby shower WAAYY back when you told me to buy Bag-Balm for butt rash if it ever came up and Daisy totally got the booty rash after like 12 days so I went out and got some Bag Balm at Walmart and VOILA - Happy Ass from there on out! THANK YOU SO MUCH! I labled it "Corey's Booty Creme" I've been wanting Mom to call you and tell you for me but I didn't know if you'd think that was too weird. :P In any case, I remembered what you said and I appreciate the advice :) EEEEEEEEEEEE!! I'm so glad you came here!!! I'd start jumping up and down but I'm too lazy. :)

She-She said...

There's no guilt in giving your baby an obnoxious nickname. My sister-n-law called hers my little "ankle biter". My brother called his second son "The Crapper", The shit Factory, and a few other poop names. All justified. I think "little bird" is sweet.

I know holding her all the time wears you out. But it's a security thing. She was all snug and safe and warm in your tummy and never had to wait to be fed. She had the constant comfort of your heartbeat lulling her to sleep and then she was squeezed out of her warm liquid home into a cold fucking room into grabby hands that turned her every which way but loose. She was bombarded with a chorus of different sounds and everything was a blur of different colors not to mention someone shoving a sucker thing into her throat and nose to clean out any leftover goo. Then worst of all-they cut off her food supply-WHAT THE HELL? They scrub her down and wrap her up in material that is NOT Mommy's warm, liquid and muted tum tum. This world is pretty loud and frigging scary. Hold me...

Corey said...

Gringa - Of course it's ME. Who else would it be? My friends, Chuck & Maria, will piss themselves when I tell them what you labeled the bag-balm. That's Classic. I love it♥♥♥

Sparx said...

Baby bird is cool... we call the spud baby bear - because you can't get bricking boys clothes without bears on them apparently.

Have you got a sling? You need a sling, one you can wear that she can sleep in. I had Charlie in a sling all the time when he was that size... kept him happy and both my arms free, big rocks.