Wednesday, September 27, 2006

On a Lighter Note:

~I took Cherry swimming today and she had a blast! We have two pools in our town, and one of them is much newer and way "cooler", but the old one has a cheap swim in the morning three days a week, and we are SO taking advantage of that now that I've got naps switched to afternoons. It's way less busy there and there are more tiny kids, as the "leisure" pool is a little more toddler friendly and doesn't have huge waves to knock them over. I was scoping the other kids out to see if they had cool parents that I could maybe hang out with , but the one kid who was Cherry's age was there with his grandma, and the other parents there had kids who were a few years older than Cherry, so we struck out today.

But, like I said, Cherry had a blast. The lifeguards all thought she was crazy and fearless, as she would walk to depths up to her chin and then dunk herself. I was always right there beside her, and would pull her back up, and every time, she'd have a huge smile plastered on her face, and she'd clap to congratulate herself. The lifeguards got quite the kick out of it. Funny how she won't dunk herself in the bath though!

~Speaking of baths...The caulking around our tub needs to be replaced and I haven't really had the chance to do it yet (and I'm not sure I want to, due to the fumes, and the fact that I have to bend over for a length of time, and my belly gets in the way), so I've had to either take baths or do this sort of squat shower thing with the hand-held shower head. Since both of these ways of getting clean take a little more time than I like, I'm only bathing every other day right now. And last night I decided to have a nice, deep, relaxing bath. Now, I generally don't really like baths, I sort of feel like I'm just sitting there in my own soup. So, in general, I have about one bath a year, and it's always followed by a full shower afterwards. (I don't mind the pool tough. Apparently sitting in soup with several other people is ok for me. Chlorine is my friend.) So, needless to say, it's sort of a big deal for me to actually pour a deep bath and for me to plan a long soak.

So, last night, I got undressed, slipped into the tub, and before I could fully lay down, Cherry woke up.
UGH. I waited my usual couple of minutes to see if she would fall back to sleep on her own, but nope. This wasn't a test. So, up I got, out of the tub and dealt with her.

After I got her diaper changed and found her soother for her again, I went back to the tub, poured more hot water, and slinked back in. It was nice. Ozzy was pretty cute, keeping me company, walking back and forth along the tub edge, and trying to figure out a way to jump in without getting wet. (She never did figure out a way, and just paced and purred the whole time.)

But the coolest thing about taking a bath in your third trimester (and the reason why I'm even telling you about my bath) is that if you're quiet enough, and stick your ears underwater, you can hear your baby's heart beat. It's true! I did it once when I was pregnant with Cherry and thought it was the coolest thing ever, and I was just as excited to hear the heart beat of this little one. Sometimes it's tough to differentiate between my own heart beat and the baby's so, I have to take my pulse at the same time so that I can know which heart beat to tune out. It's sort of a neat sort of "bonding" moment.

~Still on the topic of baths.... Cherry has taken to drinking her bath water. And, due to how I feel about bath water, this totally grosses me out. Esp. since I've seen her pee in the bath water on many occasions. But it's sort of hard to stop her. She has these stacking cup things that she loves to drink out of, and she'll get on her belly and just drink straight from the tub as well. She loves it and, it won't kill her, so even though it makes me squirm and gag, I let her do it. *ick*

~I think it's a boy. Yeah, the heartburn is incredibly bad this time around, and although, it might have to do with the fact that I'm cooking for myself, instead of eating gourmet Armondo meals, I have a feeling it's because it's a boy.

And that's all for tonight, folks.


Anonymous said...

oh my god how can you think you are a normalparent you let her drink her nasty dirty pee infested bath water nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo way is that safe you are just nuts to bad you will only put up the blogs that praise you. you and your "supporters" are jokes

Anonymous said...

Wow you are crazy to thinkthat what yor doing is safe letting your daughter drink her dirty pee infested water is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooounsafe and disgusting yourparenting skills are definitly not normal its nice to see you are only putting the comments that praise you and your idiotic skills you and your "supporters" can keep each other ill continue to visit your site but only to see what not to do with my child

Erin said...

How neat that you can hear the baby's heartbeat!

Cherry and the bathwater is a bit gross, but I don't know how you'd stop a kid if they really wanted to drink it!

CeCe said...

Erin~Yeah, I have no clue how to stop it either! I mean, I could just stop bathing her? Anyway, I'm not saying that she peed in the water for SURE, I just know that she has in the past!

Anonymous said...

god. are these people from high school?


Sarah said...

When I was a kid, my sisters and I had to take baths together. When my youngest sister peed in the bath, I MADE her drink it. Yeah. I'm a BAD BIG SISTER *and FOR SURE I'm going to be a horrible mother too!!**

That is SO COOL about the heartbeat thing though. Wow!

Evan said...

I can't get past that thought of you having TWO hearts!!!!

So cool that I am just going to contemplate this new thought for a few minutes.

Hey, its fun being a 'joke'

maidink said...

On the heartbeat thing, wow. That is beyond cool.

As for Cherry and the drinking, I'd say duct tape her mouth, but I'm sure that falls under "cruel and unusual" punishment. Dink used to do that. I would say, "Dink, no, nasty!" So what did the little smartmouth do? Scoop water, drink, look at me, and say, "Eww, nasty!"


Tricia said...

That's so cool that you can hear the heartbeat under water! I am totally going to share that with my other pregnant friend.

(a bit of pee won't hurt her, but when you tell her boyfriend about it in 15 yrs or so she will be MORTIFIED! lol)

BTW, all the cool kids have their own just means you're popular!

Cherrypie said...

I used to love watching my tummy move while in the bath when I was pregnant. I wish I'd known about that heart beat trick.

And I used to suck flannels and sponges and I turned out ok.

CeCe said...

Ellure~Seems like it, doesn't it?

Sarah~Wow, you WERE a bad sister! Hee hee. How could you be so mean?

Evan~It IS pretty neat. The heart thing. And that you're a joke. ;)

Maidink~I said "Eww, yucky" and she laughed at me.

Tricia~Yeah, for sure tell your friend! It's a neat thing! And yeah, I'm TOTALLY telling her boyfriends. Actually, probably not.. And yeah, I was thinking that I must be pretty cool to have a couple of trolls!

Cherrypie~I understood "sponges", but "flannels"?

Sarah said...

*Shrug* It seemed like a good punishment at the time. I mean, I had to sit in her piss, too. :P