February 27, 2009


I know I said my sister gave birth to a monkey, but you have to see the baby.

She is so yummy and cute and sweet, but she has these LONG toes that look like monkey toes and... she is losing the hair on the front of her head and she has this sweet little tiny face with these large eyes and I said to Mo, "Oh, she looks like a baby Orangutan!"

She doesn't... but the hairline... it is funny.

I've spent the day smooching, hugging, loving, walking, inhaling, and whatever else I could do with this wonderful package of love.

Tonight she was fussing and not wanting to sleep so I told Morrigan I would walk her. The Flambina was fussing on her own and I said, "I'm going to walk with her because... I can. On Monday... I can't."

So we've walked and talked and I've shown her the baby in the mirror, of which she has barely an interest, she's more interested in the contrast between the mirror and the frame.

I've smooched her sweet cheeks as she's been perched on my shoulder.

I've smooched the sweet back of her neck when I have her facing out and we explore the room.

I've nuzzled her neck as she quietly slept in my arms as I walked around the kitchen.

She is yummy. I had forgotten how yummy they are at this age and I had wondered if I'd remember how to hold a baby so small, how to burp it, soothe it, keep it safe.

I did not. It came back instantly.

She is so yummy.

Posted by Boudicca at February 27, 2009 10:55 PM | TrackBack

... it sounds like your little niece is getting lots of love!.... and you are enjoying her as much as she's enjoying you being there!....

Posted by: Eric at February 28, 2009 08:24 AM

Such wonderful therapy. Those sweet little snuggles are pure bliss.

Posted by: Mrs. Who at February 28, 2009 11:28 AM

Good Lord, she is so yummy. I love pretending I'm her and talking for her. "Hi, I'm Flambina. You suck!" when I can't soothe her as I'm an empty vessel. (Mo is the sole source of food.) She has the tiniest little forehead, "I wish I had a forehead!"

They gave her a bath this morning and I cannot quit kissing on her little head and neck. GRRRR.

Posted by: Bou at February 28, 2009 11:30 AM

LOL - I'm so glad you're having such a wonderful time. I knew you would.

Posted by: Teresa at February 28, 2009 02:48 PM

What a wonderful therapy... Sounds like you are having a blast...

Posted by: vw bug at March 1, 2009 07:06 AM

Bou, you are so funny...you're like a little crazy kissing monster...reminds me of all my old wacky Jewish aunts who used to kiss us till our faces were covered in lipstick and old lady smells (except you don't smell like old lady).

Posted by: Erica at March 1, 2009 10:25 AM