Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Screaming J

When Jaden came out of the womb, he came out screaming. We knew right away that he had his daddy's lungs. The first night in the hospital, he screamed so loudly all night long that the nurses came in and kept asking us if everything was okay. He simmered down after the first week and really was a delightful baby. But the boy still has lungs and can outscream anyone. Well, the past few weeks Jaden has developed a new scream that I like to call "the bloody murder scream." He mainly directs it towards me when he is not getting what he wants, when he wants me to hold him, or in the middle of the night when he can't get back to sleep. Poor Micah shares a room with him and has to endure his brother.

Today I put J down for his nap, and he woke up early in a bad mood. He started screaming like this and I always feel so bad for Micah (who was asleep in the same room), that I usually rush in and pick J up so he stops. So I picked him up and rocked him back to sleep, and immediately he started screaming again. I was determined to not start this pattern again of me rushing in, rocking him to sleep, and him screaming again, so this time I just let him scream. For 40 minutes the boy screamed bloody murder, and poor Micah tried to sleep through it. It's a good thing we don't have any neighbors, let me tell you! I was so irritated and bothered. I don't do well with screaming babies.

After his nap, he wanted to listen to music and kept saying "Dah Duh!!" over and over. I started my usual interpretation routine: "Which song? The SpiderMan song? No? The Wiggles song? No? Life is a Highway?" Jaden nods. "Uh huh!" he says back. So, I started the song and started walking away, when he started screaming again. "Ants!" "Ants!" he was saying. "Huh?!" I said back. After a few minutes I started to walk away but he got frustrated again. (He was playing drums to the song at this point). "Ants!" I finally realized what he was saying. "You want me to DANCE?!" "Uh HUH!" he said back. I couldn't help but laugh. So he drummed, and I danced. He smiled. Oy! I can't wait until this child can fully talk!

Tonight at dinner he once again won us back with his charm. Ever the entertainer, he decided to put his bread in his ear. He just put it right in there and kept eating like nothing happened. How can you help but love this child?! :)


  1. I'm looking forward to Owen talking too! It's hard to interpret grunting sounds :) Cute pic with the bread in his ear!

  2. Okay...I think Ruthie and J are meant for each other...First of all, I think Ruthie's screaming could give J's screaming a run for his money. Also, Ruthie loves to put things in her ears, too, and I just noticed that recently. I gave her a pencil and she starts to put it in her ear!!! Of course, I'm not letting her, but today she started to put one of our car keys in her ear, too! Oh, and she's into sticking her fingers down her throat to make herself gag...has Jaden tried that yet???

    Anyway, I LOVED the pic and was totally laughing out loud!!! :-)_