I wanted to add this little bit here, and I'll add it to the "About" page soon, if not now, but anyway, instead of all this "husband" and "baby" stuff (since my husband doesn't want his or our baby's names out here), I've decided to use their nicknames instead. So, from now on, my husband will be referred to as "Hibby" and our baby as "Chupie."
"Darwin" quickly morphed into "Darweeno" while Hibby was away, and when he returned, that was the cat's "new" name. It's just cuter, isn't it?! And soon enough, "Darweeno" became just "Weeno." And "Weeno" became "Boweeno," then "Boweeno-bo," (which was often said quickly, like, "Ba-way-no-bo.") At this time, he began kneading us a lot while we slept. So, naturally, he became "Kneader-bo." And the variations don't stop there. Berkneaderbee. Bokneaderbo. Kneader-bo-weener. Suddenly, one day, "Burnerbee" came out. Then there was "Burnerbee VonWeenerschtein." Haha! Yeah, I know, it got a little weird. New nicknames come out every once in a while still, but mostly we've been sticking to Burnerbee. So that is what I'll refer to him as from now on....and you have the whole history of his ridiculous name changes!
Before babies hit 6 months (or at least for my baby!), they don't really do much. They can smile and they can laugh, but they can't sit up, they don't really eat food...they just kind of lay there, cry, take a bottle, and nap. So, it wasn't really until around 6 months that I came up with her nicknames. The first one was just adding our last name initial to her name, which is a "B," so sometimes I would write it as "bee" to be cute. It's not like she needed our initial since there weren't any kids in her daycare with the same name or anything. She just needed her name to be "cute-an-ised." So that was a start.
Then I heard about a book from some dumb morning show on TV. (I really don't like morning shows. They irritate the hell out of me, not sure why...although it might have to do with their inside jokes, and how they get excited over dumb games....sigh). Anyway, the book was called "Chupie: The Binky that Returned Home" and is written by a Latin pop star named Thalia. I had never heard of her, but Hibby is Colombian so I expected him to know something about her, but he didn't really. Anyway, the book is about a pacifier that goes back home after being with some baby for a long time. He misses his family and needs to leave. You get the story, right? A good book for a kid who needs to get rid of their "Binky." My sister was having trouble at the time with her daughter, trying to leave the Paci in Binkyland. So I bought a copy of the book for her, and one for our family.
And I also hope that I stop calling her that before she hits high school....it won't be so cute then....especially since we live in Houston now, where probably most of the population understands Spanish and will know exactly what we are saying, and choose to translate it however they see fit....oh, the possibilities...!
I will have to give the background on my hubby's nickname another time...that is a long one... :)