Sunday, May 31, 2009

Not Me Monday - Baby Love

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival full of baby goodness was originally created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.


And it certainly was not me who for the first time, was completely wrong with my guess of gender. And if I was, I certainly did not express my astonishment by asking repeatedly,
"Are you sure, how do you know"?
when I was informed that the baby I just birthed was a boy.

It is not me who is told by my friends that my choice to have my baby "room in" all night with me in the hospital is just plain stupid. Well then, it was not me who actually had to wake my newborn baby after five hours of continuous sleep the first night, so he could eat and realized that five hours straight was actually the longest stretch of sleep I had in weeks.
And if there was someone who may have put orange nail polish on their son's toe nail because they have a slightly irrational fear that they might leave the hospital with the wrong baby and only realize it fifteen years later when said son needs to compare his DNA to his mother's for a school science project, that someone was certainly - NOT ME!

It was definitely not me who burst out crying when Hun and I differed on what to name our son. It was not Hun who finally realized that this was a battle he would never win.

I certainly would not be the sort of person who made a "Bris" (Jewish circumcision and baby naming ceremony) at 8 am and then was at my oldest daughter's "Bible" play an hour and twenty minutes later with husband and freshly circumcised baby. I did not then cry over the juxtaposition of going from my youngest child's ceremony to my oldest child's ceremony.

Frankly, it is not me who has found myself crying at practically everything lately, including the "PC vs. Mac" commercial where Mac meets Megan. I can not possibly be that hormonal (or that much of a PC gal).

It is not me who is totally and completely in love with a new little man and is so grateful to G-d that all went smoothly.

What are y'all not up to?

6 have shown Orah a little love:

Heidi @ Tayterjaq's Rebels said...

Gotta love those post baby blues. I was crying over everything after my youngest. Those silly hormones!
Congrats again on your new little bundle of joy.

Mama M. said...

Oh my, can I sympathize with those baby blues! Congrats on your new baby boy! Loved your NMM post!

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

Great NMMs! Too funny about the orange polish on the toe...

Congrats on your son!

Shira said...

You don't trust our HUGs security system?? And you had him room in? Every time my patients have their babies room in, they get no sleep. So, I'm glad you did! Mazel tov again!

Anonymous said...

You couldn't have gone w/ a more boyish color for his cute little toe? A dark blue or even a gothic black woulda gone nice w/ that full head of hair!
And when are these Men gonna get it that we are on a emotional roller coaster right after giving birth and to just give in to what we want (ie baby naming)??? Better yet, can't they just do that all the time?
- Miss S. said...

I hate to tell you that I had four mom's just yesterday put orange nail polish on thier baby's toenails just yesterday. Autumn mauve is the rage too with mom's these days.

Can you ladies make it any easier to switch babies?!

I hope that those baby blue subside soon.

I love reading the way you talk about mommyhood and the love for your new little man... sweet.