Sunday, February 28, 2010

Eventful Day

Today was filled with way more than the usual. There was a fire in our next door neighbor's house this afternoon. We had to open all of the windows and leave for a bit because there was smoke billowing into our house. We joined a lot of our neighbors outside and watched the fire department do their thing. Thankfully no one was injured and the fire was quickly contained. Anjali slept through the entire thing, but our friends and neighbors admired her of course. Our house still smells a bit like smoke, which is kind of yucky, but thankfully we have an air filter going on full blast. And we've offered any help we can to our neighbors.

Shortly after that, we made our way to the Motherland Midwifery potluck. Wow. So many babies! Super cute, but also more stimulation than we're used to as of late - perhaps more for mama and papa than Anjali. We brought our camera but forgot to take pictures. Anjali slept through most of the potluck, save for a good feeding. But there were so many nice people that we met, and it was great to know there is such a strong community of homebirth families. The food was yummy too. Too bad we had to leave early because papa had a gig at the Philadelphia Flower Show. Although Anjali seems to enjoy car rides, when we left the party and got into the car, she was not happy and started to cry. It breaks mama and papa's heart to hear her cry, especially the ones that sound a bit like a little lamb--a kind of quivering tone. We call it the "lammy" cry and we try to avoid it. You can see some pics of her crying below. We considered stopping to feed her, but when we pulled over, Anjali was already sleeping in all her cuteness....

3 comments:

TPS-SheilaP said...

We were bummed to miss you at the potluck, but are looking forward to our own private viewing. :)

Getting used to tha cry has helped a lot. It still grabs my heartstrings, but I can function and think straight. Before I'd want to cry right along with her. I just have to remember that is all she has got to express herself, and there are so many thoughts and feelings and needs to make known. Life is rough. But these littles are loved and listened to, and they feel that. You guys are doing great work with this lovely!

Nat said...

Sounds like a lot of excitement for the mama and the papa. Hope the next few days will be quieter for all.

r. seligman said...

Hope the house has aired out since yesterday. I'm glad to hear that everyone was okay, but that must have been a scary situation.

She's too cute. Even when crying in her car seat.