Musings About Life... After Birth



Posted by Chelsea on February 05, 2009

Big Bro is the type of kid who likes to go against the grain. He knows what he wants, and likes to do things in his own, unconventional way. The positive spin on this personality trait could be “Big Bro is is own person!”, “He’s an individual!” or “He’s sure of himself and his wishes!”. The negative, of course, could be “He’s a total pain in the butt.” I can interpret it either way, depending on the day and the situation. When we’re in gymnastics class and he won’t sit in the circle during the opening stretching exercises (he prefers to run around the circle while everyone else sits in it - he’s still paying attention, but just doing his own thing physically), it’s the latter. When he’s sleeping, however, it’s the former.

Every night when my husband and/or I put Big Bro to bed, he’s positioned traditionally, head on the pillow and feet towards the foot of his bed. Whenever we go to check on him before we go to bed, however, he’s turned himself around. I took these photos on four consecutive nights in order to illustrate:

Night one. The baby doll in the corner is the one we bought him to get him ready for Little Bro’s arrival. He still likes to sleep with “Pretend Baby Drew” and, occasionally, gouge out its eyes.

Night two. Note that “Pretend Baby Drew” has been replaced by plush Handy Manny, a birthday gift from Grandmomtourage member Debbie, Momtourage member Jen’s mom.

Night three. Tush in the air, Braves visor hanging from the bed.

Night four. This time we’re horizontal, and “Pretend Baby Drew” has made a comeback.


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