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Bathtime songs

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

Whenever I bathe Sam, I sing the same sequence of songs to her. The songs were random at first–just whatever came into my head that I knew the words to. However, over time, they’ve solidified into a definite mommy sing list. Here they are:

1. Dites-moi pourquoi la vie est belle… (from South Pacific– I LOVED that musical when I was a teenager).
2. Savez-vous planter les choux
3. Frere Jacques
4. Elvis Presley Blues
5. You Are My Sunshine
6. Ruination Day, Part II
7. Orphan Girl

#4, 6, & 7 are Gillian Welch tunes that I have been learning to play on the guitar. Ruination Day came to mind one night when Sam was screaming bloody hell as I lifted her out of the bath and toweled her off (she was cold, I suspect). So now its dour tones are the soundtrack for our drying ritual.

I love these Gillian Welch songs, but they are sad sad. It will be interesting to talk to Sam about them one day. Perhaps I will choose cheerier tunes when she is verbal?

–Sammy Mammy

Sammy’s Sleep Song

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

To the tune of “Frere Jacques” and inspired by Benjamin’s song:

Samantha, Samantha
Fais dodo, fais dodo.
Demain tu nous verras, demain tu nous verras
Nous t’aimons, nous t’aimons.

[Samantha, Samantha
Go to sleep, go to sleep.
Tomorrow you will see us, tomorrow you will see us
We love you, we love you.]

MORE Shots

Thursday, February 9th, 2006

I thought that it was bad last time. But now I’m starting to wonder what’s the point? I got taken to the pediatrician again. I’m starting not to like that guy. Not only did he hold my head back and show my parents my carefully collected drool under my chin for cleaning, but he had a nurse come in and give me shots. SHOTS. AGAIN! The same 3 as last time, too.

I got stuck 3 times. This time it was twice in the right leg, and once in the left!

I got HIB, Pediarix and Prevnar.

  • Pediarix includes vaccines for Hepatitis B, Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio
  • Hib is just for Haemophilus Influenzae Type b.
  • Prevnar is a pneumococcal conjugate vaccine