Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Baby chubb rules (see legs)



Just some pictures for your viewing pleasure...

Henry is now sleeping through the night. He's done it 3 nights in a row, so I'm assuming it is the new pattern (don't worry, I've just knocked on wood). He's down from 10 to about 5 and then if he starts crying, I go in and re-swaddle him and after 5 or 10 minutes he is back in night-night land. YES. His naps during the day are now getting a little shorter, but it's a fair tradeoff, I think.

So I've started to notice something when I go out in public, and I'm wondering if I did this to people. Almost every woman (and some men) I see looks at my stroller (which is totally covered up - I could have a bomb in there - you'd never know) then looks at me and smiles at me like I am so cute. Of course, I smile back, but it's very weird. They can't see Henry so it's not a "your baby is adorable" smile (though he is, thank you). The smile is totally for me, even though I'm just a grown up (good grief) woman in sweats and a ponytail, buying milk. I suppose I must look like such a good, loving mommy that everyone wants to award me with smiles! =) Hmm. It'd be cool if they just gave me five bucks instead. Kidding! Posted by Picasa

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Steph... the same thing happens to me. I think that it is wierd and nice at the same time. When Aly is in the grocery cart at the store I get the courtesy nod/smile. Sometimes they stop and say what a cute little boy... like the pink clothes didn't give it away. That is so great about the night time sleeping... yaho Henry.
~Michele

Annie said...

And then one day your precious angel baby is the "special" toddler screaming for missed nap time or more Odwalla bar! Yes...those smiles/nods were a great boost back in the day..ahhh, I remember it well. Enjoy it! Not to say I never get a "look how cute" now and again...just to say those grocery store admirers are fickle...don't feel betayed smiling folks once your sweet baby has a cross day at Safeway and instead of empathy, you catch a glimpse of mild distain on those same faces. :) I'm proud of Henry for sleeping so well - and good job Steph for helping him get there! :) You guys are stars!