Friday, October 20, 2006
Talking to the Belly
OK, this is slightly embarrassing, but it's also so funny that I just can't resist sharing it with all of you. When I was pregnant with Addison, Trey had this habit of occasionally talking to the baby through my belly. I know it sounds silly, but if you know Trey, you know he has this hidden silly side that comes out every once in a while. So, sure enough, this time around, he's started doing it again. Except this time Addison being on the outside has found Daddy's antics quite fascinating and worthy of imitation. Trey will lean in and say, "Hellooooooo little baby," in a low, rumbly voice. Addison will follow suit by putting his lips right up against my belly and repeating, "Woooooowooooooo," in an almost equally low little boy voice. He's even come over to me while I'm in the middle of doing something and lifted my shirt, pointing at my belly and saying, "Baby! Baby!" I say, "Yes, Addison, baby!" And then he puts his mouth to my tummy and repeats, "Wooooowooooo!" He's also discovered that he can blow raspberries to the baby, which makes me laugh very hard. He loves it when we blow raspberries on his tummy, so now he gets to reciprocate. I know he doesn't really understand that there actually is a little baby inside, but he is definitely fascinated by my expanding stomach and makes frequent comparisons to his own Buddha belly.