Wednesday, August 06, 2008

The Good and the Bad

I haven't posted yet this week because I've been sick. Apparently, childbirth can rearrange your nerves to the point that you can get a urinary tract infection and not know until you have a fever of 104 and end up at urgent care. Just another of those little things they leave out of the motherhood brochures!

The motherhood brochures would definitely want to include this story, though: we've been doing sign language with Pumpkin. She's learned several signs, and also some spoken words, from her Signing Time videos. There are many benefits to sign language, but one that you probably haven't thought about is the ability to "speak" with your mouth full. A few days ago, while Pumpkin was nursing, she looked up at me and did the sign she uses for more/I like that. If that wouldn't melt your heart as a mother, I don't know what would. Her favorite sign is still the one for "bird", though.


  1. Awww, that is so cute. Doesn't that validate your decision to continue nursing?

  2. @badmomgoodmom- yeah, when I saw her doing that, I think something along the lines of "we'll do this as long as she wants" ran through my head....

  3. That. Is. So. Cute! What a wonderful that must have been.

    I hope you feel better soon! UTIs suck.


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