Thar She Grows!

by Terence

It’s amazing how fast Clare is growing. 9 days ago when she was born, she measured 47cm in length. We measured her with a measuring tape today, she’s about 50cm with her legs slightly bent. She already barely fits into clothes meant for babies 1 month old.

I suspect that a major reason is that she’s got a voracious appetite. I’ve taken to calling her the Milk Monster (she turns into a monster when she doesn’t get her milk).

I can’t wait for the day that I can hear her laugh and giggle. Right now, everything to her seems to be a matter of life and death. Currently, her range of emotions seems limited to…
i) Hunger – Scream as if confronted by vicious axe murderer
ii) Soiled diaper – Scream as if confronted by vicious axe murderer
iii) Cold – Scream as if confronted by vicious axe murderer
iv) Want Mommy (aka giant pacifier cum milk machine) – Scream as if confronted by vicious axe murderer

Each time I look at her, I feel so protective and I just want to cuddle her forever. Last night I was already thinking about how it would only be a matter of time before she would complain to her mother that I give all the boys who call up looking for her a hard time 🙂