A strange allergic reaction

I think I might have developed a strange allergic reaction to Ella. I'm not sure what it is, but there have some recent occasions where I have experienced a burning sensation in my eyes, sometimes accompanied by some watering or a swelling in my throat.

I've read that babies that babies are born with under-developed brains and nervous systems. It explains colic and other strange behaivours. I've also read that as their brains develop, they will experience new emotions. Like happiness, sadness and anger. The anger explains the tantrums at around the 2-year mark.

I think Ella was witnessing sadness the other day. The crying was different, it was accompanied by wracking sobs that lasted far after the crying had stopped, and real tears with puffy red eyes. Right in the middle of this, I went to pick her up, and she stopped craying and through teary eyes, she grinned up at me.

That's when I had one of those strange allergic reactions.


Just in case someone out there tries to accuse me later of not telling them anything (*cough* UK *cough*) I'll spell it out here.

We are expecting Baby v1 on or around Nov23rd this year.

We are keeping the gender a surprise, and have no idea.

We have names in mind, but are keeping these to ourselves.

There is a bump watch on Facebook.

Spring Cleaning

FYI: Spring Cleaning = Preparation for Baby Cleaning.

This includes but is not limited to using a toothbrush to clean all the grout in the bathroom, and throwing away all your old computers to make room in the nursery.

Heh – not that it matters at all of course. I'm pretty excited/scared-shitless about Nov 23rd (the due date).