I mentioned before that as my belly has expanded my belly button has also increased in size. Because I often have to find a purpose in everything that happens, I surmised that the bigger belly button might also be used for feeding Baby.
My belly button used to look like this, more like a slot-shaped abyss. Things like lint and crumbs would be lost in there forever:
Now my belly button looks closer to this, which makes it so much easier to clean:
Here are some food items I’ve considered giving to Baby through my belly button. My first idea was a carrot, since that seemed most likely to fit:
Then I also thought about Red Vines, since they are also a skinny food:
I also wondered how junk food like French fries (since Red Vines aren’t really junk food) would affect Baby:
Then I started thinking about protein and how important it is to Baby’s development. I thought about how much Baby might appreciate a steak:
But then again, Baby might like something a little lighter:
As you can see, my new belly button could really come in handy.
The other night I discovered another way to help Baby. It was around 2 or 3 am, and I had some trouble getting to sleep. I was getting frustrated and thinking of ways to fall asleep, and I decided to listen to some music on my Kindle. When it’s late at night and Reilly’s already sleeping, I usually plug in some earphones into the Kindle and watch Netflix or Hulu or listen to music.
Up to this moment, Baby had only listened to music from the regular speakers from a regular stereo system. And the stereo was never up close. Maybe the late hour caused some delirium, but it occurred to me that I could use my earphones so that Baby could listen to music with me. I decided to try sharing my earbuds with baby:
I put one earbud in my ear, and the other earbud went into my belly button. Baby and I listened to music for about an hour. Of course I made sure to keep the volume low.
Baby seemed to like certain types of French music, like Carla Bruni’s “Quelqu’un m’a dit”:
She didn’t like “Comme des infants” by Coeur de Pirate:
And she seemed to hate “Satellite” by Indochine:
But Baby seemed to calm down while listening to classical music, such as violin concertos performed by Hilary Hahn. And the last song I played before going to sleep was Patty Griffin’s “Heavenly Day,” which we both agree on:
I can’t wait to see what else Baby likes to listen to.