Monday, August 23, 2010

Stranger Danger - Sort Of

Now that the weather is cooling off a little bit, we have been able to take Olivia out while there's still some sun shining.  Saturday we did a little stroll and brunch in the 'Ville and Sunday we were outside most of the day at a family cookout.  While we still aren't letting anyone do much other than touching her feet for fear of infection or holding her the wrong way it is very clear that the Glenn has really upped Olivia's sensitivity to anyone other than Mommy or Daddy.

If anyone other than either one of us makes direct eye contact within a 3 ft radius of her, the lower lip juts out and it's quickly followed by a wail if the said person within that 3 ft radius doesn't quickly retreat.  It doesn't matter if Brian or I are within line of sight, she really doesn't want anything to do with anyone.  So far the grandmothers have had the best luck breaking past her barrier, but even they are only averaging about 50/50 right now. 

The other personality shift involves her feedings.  She wants to take her bottle in as close to silence as we can get it.  Inside is better than outside and preferably in an empty room.  While I understand the stranger danger perspective, I'm not really sure where this need for silence is coming from when she's hungry. Tomorrow Brian will be taking her in for her post-op check on the incision.  Other than that Daddy Day Care continues and by my best estimates she's having her first bottle of the day and then they'll be on their merry little way for a stroll around the neighborhood.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, I completely understand stranger danger. Aly is exactly the same way. If you are wearing scrubs and even walk by her... it's over. Forget it. Aly was the same way with eating. She would never eat well even in the living room of our own house unless it was just mommy and/or daddy and her. She has gotten MUCH better in the last 6 months since her Glenn, but there is still a little bit of it going on. Happy to hear Daddy Day Care is still going well- how great that he is able to do that.