Friday, February 13, 2009


Here are just some of the names I have used for E in his short life of 5 1/2 weeks:
  • the tiniest man
  • The Boy
  • little buddy
  • little tiny face
  • baby boy
  • little boy blue
  • little burrito (for when he's wrapped up in his swaddle blanket)
  • Mr. Fussy Pants
  • tiny friend
  • the growliest man
  • the squeakinest man
  • the angriest man
  • tiny vampire (he tries to chomp your neck when you hold him)
  • the chubba bubba
  • chunka munk
  • tiny R (they look very alike!)
  • chubby cheeker
There is a general theme, no? I am reminded that I did a similar thing when M was brand new. Then it evolved to silly songs that would occasionally make me think "hmm, when did I get so ridiculous?" For example: "It's the tiniest man that you ever did see, the tiniest maaaaan!"

On the other hand, I really enjoy singing these songs which are not ridiculous at all: "I Wonder If I'm Growing" by Raffi, "Baby Mine" from Dumbo, "Gartan Mother's Lullaby" as sung by Meryl Streep on the "For Our Children" CD I stole from my parents several years ago.

P.S. E officially smiled at me on purpose today. I have been coaxing him to do it for several days, but today was the day he looked into my eyes and smiled big. :D


McDonalds said...

A baby;s first smile is absolutely a heart-melter. It makes all the sleepless nights all the milk pumping, all the cabin feaver, all the whining, all the lack of exercise, all the lack of adult, human contact, all the seemingly wasted time, etc...worth it. Congratulations friend. Have a wonderful day

Kristi said...

Aw-w-w-w-w....the sweet smile of a baby is heaven on Earth. :)

PS~ I love ALL of E's names :)

Carrie Merino said...

Dallin had a bunch of nick-names when he was new too. Sadie made most of them up. Now I usually just call him stinker or stink-butt, or butt-nugget. You know, I don't think I'm a very nice mom. I like your nicknames better.

Jord said...

You are so cute! I love all of his little names. So are you up for going out or accepting visitors? I totally understand if its still not time, but if so we'd love to meet the little guy!

k said...

Holy cow we are sooo bored, so come over! As long as no one is sick we welcome visitors anytime.

Jill said...

I love the song "Baby Mine!" It is amazing how many nicknames they acquire when they're little! Good luck with the upcoming surgery!