My mutant belly/Mommy is NOT an ice cream cone

Filed under: symptoms,the day-to-day stuff — by Lauren on July 16th, 2008 @ 10:56 pm

I’m 19 weeks along now, and we noticed yesterday that we can see my stomach pop out a bit when the baby kicks! It’s very cool. What was a little bizarre was when we observed that my belly button does this weird in and out thing with some of the baby’s movements. If only Anya hadn’t stretched my stomach out beyond repair!

On a completely unrelated note, I’ve been having a bit of a run-in with Anya over the past few days. She has decided that it is funny to lick me. I have countered with the opinion that this is, in fact, GROSS, but she’s still going with funny. I’m not sure what inspired her to do it the first few times, but now she’s totally doing it for the reaction (and I have to admit I have been reacting). Ignoring her would probably stop the behavior after a little while since there’d be no reaction to reinforce the licking, but I’m not sure ignoring it is the way to go in this case. It really is quite disgusting, and I would like her to stop immediately, not after several times of licking me without getting a response. She’ll apologize after I firmly tell her “no licking” and start walking away from her, and she’ll tell me she’s not supposed to lick, but then she does it again anyway. She doesn’t do it to Lex, just me. Aren’t I lucky?

4 Responses to “My mutant belly/Mommy is NOT an ice cream cone”

  1. Grammy Says:

    Ick. Not as yucky as if Charlie licked you, buy still not nice. Could you cry or be so-o sad to discourage her?

  2. Lauren Says:

    Nope. She thinks it’s even funnier if I’m sad.

  3. Staci Guthrie Hopkin Says:

    I think saying “that’s yucky” and ignoring it completely. like, no reaction. it might take a few days, but i bet it will go away. Are you guys gonna find out the gender of the baby?

  4. Lauren Says:

    She gave it up on her own not long after I wrote this post, thankfully.