Tuesday, August 30, 2005

No Daddy's Girl

While on my vacation in Oregon, I tried to get our infant, Pinky to take a bottle. Up till now, she has been nothing but breast fed and now Wah-Wah is returning to work this week. Since she wasn't taking the bottle, this was bringing up a lot of anxiety that Wah Wah will not be able to return to work.
Nearly everynight, myself and my mom tried to feed Pinky with a bottle. All she did was scream at us. I even went so far as to buy a bottle shaped like a breast (yeah I know what you are thinking). Not even the breast shaped bottle would fool Pinky. My mom, who was so optimistic in the begining, told me that it was hopeless. At that point I was beginning to examine our options.
Finally, when we got home, and I pushed Wah Wah to try to feed her with a bottle. After a few hours, Pinky took the bottle from Wah Wah. Much of last week, Wah Wah spent with our baby sitter getting Pinky use to her. It seems to be successful. God does answer prayers.
One problem still remains, Pinky will not take the bottle from me. Infact, she will not let me hold her. Even when Wah Wah is not around, Pinky still cries. Apparently Pinky will go to strangers better than her own father. Over the weekend, my sister in law, watched Pinky while Wah Wah and I went out. When we returned, my sister in law said she did fine.
It would seem that Pinky is no daddy's girl. She only smiles at me in the morning as I'm leaving. I get the feeling that she is happy that I'm gone. I hope this is just a phase, and in 15 years from now, she is still screaming at me.


shakedust said...

Actually the period of time when she is not screaming at you will be the phase. :)

Dash said...

They're Pinky and the Brian
Yes, Pinky and the Brian
One is a screamer, the other's just cryin’

They're very related
Their not oft’ sedated
They're cranky
They're Pinky and the Brian, Brian, Brian, Brian,
Brian, Brian, Brian, Brian, Brian

Before each feeding’s done
Their rage will be unfurled
By the dawning of the sun
She’ll be her daddy’s girl

They're Pinky and the Brian
Yes, Pinky and the Brian
Their twilight campaign
Is easy to explain
To prove the bottle’s worth
They'll move heaven and the Earth
They're crinkly.
They're Pinky and the Brian, Brian, Brian, Brian,
Brian, Brian, Brian, Brian, NARF!

forrest said...

It's not you and I'll tell you why tomorrow!

GoldenSunrise said...

Is there a story behind choosing Pinky as a nick-name?

shakedust said...


Dash said...

what's with dust?

... king of the one syllable comments!

T said...

Maybe she doesn't know the value in being a daddy's girl yet. I am sure she'll learn it and once she's got it down...you'll probably realize it would have cost you a lot less in the long run to have her smile when you are leaving! We all learn the value of being daddy's girls in time...trust me:)_