Thursday, March 5, 2009

Zoralee's 3-month Interview (+ other ramblings)

In this expression-all interview, Zoralee lets us in on her innermost feelings regarding life on planet Earth after three months. If you think Dave Letterman's interview with Joaquin Phoenix a few weeks ago was something, watch this.

A cute irony about Zor is that she sleeps the very best when there's the hum of a crowd, yet in normal everyday rooms where there are one or two people present, she'll startle in the middle of a sentence. The middle. Here are a couple things about parenting Zor.

We're discovering with increasing intensity that often mommies and daddies have different ideas of how things with the kids should be handled. Example: if I hear Zoralee waking from a nap, and there's a chance it's a premature wakeup, I'll sneak in real quiet and wind up her swing to see if maybe she'll drift off again. What Jason likes to do is run in wearing neon clothing, carrying a spot light and sounding off a foghorn. He'll ask Zor through a megaphone how she's doing. If he surmises that she is still sleepy, he'll put her back to sleep. Otherwise, wonder of wonder - she wants to get up!

This week has been by far our most successful week on the EC front. Zor has peed in the potty numerous times and even pooed three or four times. Though I was reluctant to try ECing in the middle of the night (because I'm the most tired, and it seemed like a real chore), that has been one of our better times. If she wakes up fussing and has a dry diaper, I immediately take her to the potty and give her the cue word. When Jason hears her tinkling in the pot, he comes out of his deep slumber to utter a disbelieving "Nuh-UH!" and then promptly falls back asleep. Today, he took her to the potty with success. Folks. I am not putting you on. We are as astonished by this as the next guy who lives in an industrialized country. It's freaking cool.

And to end on a sweet note - sometimes when I'm nursing Zor, especially if we're lying side by side, I feel the most comfortable I've maybe ever felt, the most fulfilled, and it seems that being a mom is the luckiest endeavor one can fall into.

9 comments:

Christi said...

Loving Jason and his loud ways. The way you described that was so true. The potty thing is so sweet!! I'm proud of you for being so consistent...I'm struggling with the consistency in that area with my 3 year old.

Rachel Clear said...

This was the best interview I have ever watched! I loved how her face got all smiley and what-not when Jason walked in. Awesome.

I really miss her, and this made it worse. Waagh.

She's looking tan. Has she been sitting with the SAD lamp? :)

melissa said...

ack, you made me cry. suffering through the early baby freak outs sure is worth it if you can have breastfeeding lovey moments like that one. Isn't it?

Elaine said...

She has the cutest smile!

I am so proud of you with the potty training thing. We heard a lot about that too, but I never had the strength to try! :)

Jese said...

Hey Jason, just a tid bit of encouragement in the noise department, I've found that its the only way a daddy can truly be - and your kiddo will never forget you for it - and the interview proves it - as soon as the noisy man walks in she lights up! So go loud - we don't get to experience those quiet, deep, meaningful breast feeding moments...:P

Anonymous said...

I almost forgot this site you have, I've been stuck on Facebook. I just love the video to see Zorlee's responce to her Daddy was so cute. I think she likes his fuzzy beard. Great job on the Potty training just amazing.

Barbara Stoffer said...

I just joined Google/Blogger so i can comment on your writings. The anonymous comment was me. Love to see my Beautiful, Funny Grandaughter do neat stuff.

HAV's thinking spot said...

IF Zoralee ever catches up with those little feet of hers,shes going to be a track star!! She sure knows who daddy is too that was soooo adorable...Super CUTE as always =)

Elisha said...

Such a great interview! There is just something special with little girls and their daddies. Chloe and Lillian got all googly over Brandon as well...and they still do. So precious. Brandon is loud just like J too! Such an awesome opportunity with these little ones isn't it?