I carried a watermelon last night. It was heavy and as I was staggering up my walk to the front door I actually said out loud to myself that I was carrying a watermelon. Too bad I can't dance like Jennifer Grey. But yeah, I found a huge one that could accommodate our newest baby girl and so I snagged it. My husband still shakes his head and says I'm stealing their dignity and what do their mothers think?!?! They pretty much all laugh and say they can't wait to see the pictures. :)
Here's history on me and the watermelons. And the pumpkins. It makes me so very happy. I'm not quite sure why.
So. Here is my new itty bitty. Is she not fabulous?
Duchess and O'Malley are smitten with her. They keep trying to talk me into having another baby, and then I think they realize they like this one enough to just keep. So then it's "Mama? I weewee (really) want to be a big brudder. Why does her mommy have to come get her?"
Honorary big brother here. Available for permanent status whenever her current family is done with her.
For the blog I'm going to call her Perdita, the cute momma dog from 101 Dalmatians.
I put the watermelon outside in the yard for a few minutes with suran wrap around it to warm it up. A friend suggested it last night and I don't know why I haven't thought of that before. Warm and slimy is preferable to cold and slimy, yes? :) Then we set to work.
Ready to go outside. I have crazy eyes here because the shot before this one had closed eyes and I was trying to open wide this time. It's not really maniacal glee like you might think by looking. Perdita is happy in her towel, blissfully unaware of what's about to transpire.
Hmm... what have you people done to me? I am unsure about this...
I usually don't get full shots since modesty on the internet is an issue, but she behaved herself in such a ladylike way here that I get to show off her legs too. :)
She really did pretty well- most of the pictures are a variation of this. She's not exactly excited about it, but she's not screaming either.
My sister came over with her even smaller baby girl to use the other half of the watermelon. She was not so calm and serene about the experience. In fact she thought it was pretty terrible.
So she sat on her mama's lap for a minute and sucked her binky to feel better. And then she peed in the watermelon.
After that she felt better and was willing to let us take some more pictures where she wasn't crying.
I think it wasn't until we were back inside and ready for a nap that the enormity of the morning caught up to Perdita. She looks rather shocked, don't you think?