January 20, 2009

How The Boogie Got Her Name

To answer Miss Sherri's questions, the Boogie does indeed know how to say "uh-oh." She accompanies it with "oh, no!" and was proclaiming both as she destroyed her mini-blind. Since she also says those things when she is chucking binkies, burpies, and stuffed toys out of her crib, I paid no attention. Next time I will know better than to ignore her.

When I was pregnant with the Boogie, I was very excited to feel her first movements. I distinctly remember it. We were driving somewhere and I felt a flutter. When I felt it again a moment later I looked at My Man and exclaimed, "I think I just felt the baby move!" As she got bigger so did the movements, changing from little flutters to pokes and then jabs and then kicks. Towards the end she advanced from kicking to somersaulting, cartwheeling, and running marathons. In fact I think it was all-out gym class in there from time to time. The worst was when she would stretch. I would feel her bony little knee pressing against my ribs and see her hand trying to poke through my skin at the bottom of my very round stomach. When she would do that I would yelp, "Ouch! you. little. booger!" My Man thought it was hilariously funny and started referring to her as Booger. He said he was going to call her that after she was born, too. "Oh, no you're not," I told him, "that's no nickname for a brand-new baby." But sure enough, he did ... for a whole day. Then it got shortened to Boogie. By the time we got home from the hospital she was the Boogie and has been ever since.


WPMomOf2 (jen) said...

that's a cute story!

Engrafted Lives said...

Thanks for answering my question. I absolutely loved your story! I really like it because this story can become quite a conversation piece as she grows older.