Thursday, March 20, 2014

The Mouse that Roared


Today you cried like a real baby for the first time.  I was surprised.  The last time you were extubated, you lasted two days but barely made a peep.  But this time, it wasn't one of those brief, pitiful whimpers.  It was a nice, sustained expression of despair and distress.  You had trouble getting the decibels up there, though,  so it sounded a little bit more like one of those half-drowned cats I was talking about in one of the earlier letters.  Sadly, I wasn't there to witness it but your mother recorded it for me.  Apparently, she was in ZOMG-MOM-MODE the whole time and was desperate to make whatever was bothering you go away.  Having watched you for nearly 2 months but never seeing you cry, I'm sure she had lot's of pent up Mom instincts just bursting to get out.    

1 comment:

  1. I don't know if it is just because Ellie is my niece, but that is by far the cutest baby cry I've ever heard.