September 04, 2009

Screamy Mimi: The Darker Side of Parenthood

WARNING:  This post contains images that may affect the soft-hearted (or soft-stomached).  No babies were harmed in the creation of this post.

It has become painfully obvious that I have not been blessed with a patient child.  Everyone knows that crying and babies go together like peanut butter and jelly, but what I didn't realize until I actually had a baby is that you have to somehow find the humor in the crying or it will eat away at your soul.  It occurred to me that we were always taking pictures when she was being cute or funny and that I should document the total experience.  When I took these pictures, she was already crying for a bottle and it only took a second to snap the shots while waiting for the bubbles in the formula to settle.  I didn't just let her cry so I could take some stupid pictures.

This is a full out, eardrum-shattering wail. She prefers to do this directly in your ear if possible.

This is the follow-up to the full volume mode.  The sound is like, "hooooo-hooooooo-hooooooo."  So together you have "waaaaaaaaaaaa-hooooo-hooooo-aaaaaaaaa *cough *cough."

This is my favorite crying face.  The classic squinched-eye bottom lip thrust.  This one doesn't always have sound, but usually like "hmmmmmmmm-hmmmmmmmm."  You know, how it sounds if you hum when you're angry.
This is a gross one.  We had just changed to soy formula due to a milk allergy and we were off to a rocky start.  Doug snapped this one because it was just too dang literal!

Honestly though, she really is a great baby.  She's pretty easy to please, as long as you do it fast!

1 comment:

  1. To be honest, I wish I'd taken more pics of Jack crying. I know it sounds weird, but one of my favorite pics is him freaking out in his first Halloween costume. I think there is ALOT of personality in these pics!