Pop Pop? I thought, smiling to my sweet little love bug laying there completely helpless with her curls sticking in every direction on her head and crusties painted on her chin. I continued to look at her smiling and trying to think what she meant by Pop Pop so I repeated it out loud: "Pop Pop."
She looked at me closely and I swear her expression said, "C'mon mama, you know what I'm saying" and said, "Pop Pop."
I smiled and repeated "Pop Pop."
And then I wondered if she was talking about a Wiggles song we've been watching the video for lately so I started to sing the song and she got super excited and said "Pop Pop!" at the exact moment it would've happened in the song and the hugest smile invaded her face.
I got her dressed and continued to sing the song and told the husband about it during breakfast.
"Oh she was probably just meaning 'Up'."
I repeated the fact that I started singing the song and she sang along with me and smiled but he wasn't convinced.
The entire day Lovie bounced around the house dancing- like she always does. And when we watched the Wiggles, she got excited and bounced on my knee and clapped and said "Aaaaay" at the end of a couple of the songs.
The past couple of nights, Lovie's been waking at odd hours and crying in her sleep like she's in pain. We've resorted to giving some ibuprofen. Her two front teeth are coming in and I suspect there may be others working their way out too. The ibuprofen seems to help a bit but last night was a little more rough and the husband, being a night owl, did his best to get her to calm and go back to sleep.
At about 2 in the morning he came crawling into bed and said, "Something funny came through all of this."
"What's that?" I inquired still dreaming about some people who had to hold their breath under water for several minutes before the game they were playing started.
"At one point during the crying when I was holding her, I started to sing to her ..." (he starts to sing the Pop Pop Wiggles song) "... because it's the only thing I could think of and she stopped crying, lifted her head, and said, 'Pop Pop', then put her head back down and started crying again."
"Shut up!" I said fully awake.
"I'm not kidding," he said, "I thought it was pretty funny."
|Lovie with attached to the hip doll and its kitty|
|Lovie and Momma- I guess Lovie's practicing her stink eye??|