This kid, will be exposed to ALL KINDS of music. I listen to such a wide variety it isn't even funny. T will be sure to explain the finer points of death metal, speed metal, thrash and plain ol' hard rock. From me the child will learn about 80's hair bands, Broadway show tunes, movie scores (as opposed to soundtracks), a little country and best of all, yoga music! My mother will teach it/him/her campfire songs from her many summers at camp growing up in the 50's. My mother-in-law will no doubt try to become the flute teacher she has always wanted to be. Poor kid. I took private flute lessons for over 8 years. There are so many more interesting instruments out there (I played 7 in the high school band).
So anyway, why not go to the Black Label Society concert in Chicago in November? I asked the Fertility God explaining the show would be in a club, not an arena and we really didn't know much about the venue. He suggested that the excessive noise and probable crowded smokey atmosphere would not be the best environment for me at that still early stage of pregnancy. I am disappointed not to see this show, but it is a small price to pay if it means having a healthy baby. We think we might work something out with T's brother. If they could meet us in Chicago (half way between our two towns of residence) then the two boys could go to the show together while SIL and I hung out with their son who will be 5 months old at that point. Thus both tickets (already purchased) would get used and no one feels left out of anything. Sounds like a good plan, no?
So now, I have a question. It is both dog and baby related so I expect answers from at least two people (Ahem, Christine and Threebees when you get a chance, no rush). About this whole, training the dog how to react to the baby thing. Did you do this? Is this recommended? Should I have any reason to think that my overly anxious change-hating dog will not handle the addition of an attention robbing noise making funny smelling tiny person? I thought that I would have her tested by the local Humane Society to be sure she can handle small children, etc. We have never seen anything vicious about her, ever, but like I said, she hates change and in her home is different than the neighbor kids out in the yard, right? She seemed OK with my nephew (the above mentioned infant) a couple weeks ago. She sniffed him a bit and licked his cheek (he is quite used to dogs as they have two) but she did cock her head sideways and eventually barked at him when he cried. Your ideas would be most appreciated. Maybe she'll just go on another hunger strike like she did while I was away this weekend. *eyes rolling*
And now, the child must have a name here in blogland. After much consideration, I have settled on Light Blue for he/she/it is very much a part of me, only smaller.
7 weeks tomorrow, still not comfortable with this whole thing yet.