Jolly good news, internet friends: as of October 2nd, I am an auntie!
The squishy bundle arrived early Friday morning, to greet and delight us with his tiny human-ness. His name is Liam, and here is a drawing I made after I first saw him:
The past several months have been a whirlwind of anxiety, laughter, and mostly anxiety while my family awaited his arrival. My younger sister, Shannon, was a cool pregnant person.
Many women develop strange eating habits during their pregnancy. My sister craved perhaps the strangest food combination: pickles and oreos. Yes, you heard it right. Often, the two foods would be consumed together. *shudders*
Months went by, often accompanied by Shannon’s hormonal rages and short bursts of loathing.
Five minutes later…
After the baby arrived, I quickly became aware of the secrets of baby sounds. So mysterious, yet so informative they are! I’ve decided to use advanced scientific formulas and diagrams to show you, the people at home, exactly what baby noises really mean.
Show me the poop
2. Not feeling it
3. Back in my day, I used to be comfy
4. Is it time to panic? I’m panicking.
5. A light, tropical breeze of sorts
6. Whatever bro
7. Meanwhile, on the farm
If those graphs don’t make sense, I honestly don’t know what does. I may have never produced more clear information in my life. The bottom line: newborn babies are squirmy little creatures and they often sound like goats. The sounds they make are varied and complex, like an ancient language. Perhaps someday in the future, the power of science can break down these cryptic coos to reveal extraordinary genius.
Does this not look like a genius to you?