Ep. 47: Baby’s First Personality Quiz
May 27, 2019
Shanna talks about learning to understand her baby’s personality, and Laura discusses her baby’s struggles with the four-month sleep regression. Also, things get wacky in the segment “Internet Insanity,” in which they discuss what’s going down online in the world of parenting. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s baby is 19 weeks old, and Laura’s baby is 15 weeks old.
- Roshambo Baby Glasses* Adorable, durable and soft baby sunglasses! *affiliate link
- Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumperoo* Shanna's baby loves this, and it helps Shanna get stuff done around the house! *affiliate link
- Baby personality quiz Do you have a spirited baby like Shanna, or a chill baby like Laura?
- #gymnurstics on Instagram Painful but adorable
- The Rivers Triplets on Instagram So cute and SO MANY BABIES
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Shanna Micko: Hey, everyone. Welcome to Big Fat Positive with Shanna and Laura. On this week’s episode, we have our weekly check-ins, we have our special segment, Internet Insanity, where things get a little bit twisted and we wrap things up with our BFPs and BFNs. Let’s get to it.
Laura Birek: Hey. Welcome to the show, everyone. So we start every week with our weekly check-ins. Shanna, tell me how old your baby is and what’s going on with you guys this week.
Shanna Micko: She’s 19 weeks old and oh, man.
Laura Birek: What’s going on?
Shanna Micko: She is a loud one. I think I mentioned a few episodes back at a play date we all had me and you and our other friend, my baby was just screaming and she’s just so loud.
Laura Birek: She’s vocal.
Shanna Micko: She’s very vocal and especially when she’s doing floor time, tummy time, stuff like that. So she’s been rolling for a while and when she gets on her tummy, she is desperate to do more than she can do. She’s looks like she wants to crawl. She’s dying to get to these toys and her little body can’t do it yet.
Laura Birek: Oh, baby.
Shanna Micko: It makes her feel things and she just screams and cries and she’s just very different from my first baby. I think we’ve mentioned before that this one’s a little bit different than my first and she’s cries a lot. At night, she’ll wake up in the middle of the night many times and just screaming. It’s just not crying. It’s just like wild screaming.
Laura Birek: If I recall, it’s like a very like extended screech.
Shanna Micko: Yes, I have Googled things like, why is my baby angry?
Laura Birek: Aww.
Shanna Micko: I’m worried about her personality. Like what does this say about her personality? Of course that makes me feel like a terrible mom, right? I’m like, why am I worried about my baby’s personality? It’s really got me all wrapped up in my head and very insecure about parenting her. It’s strange, Laura.
Laura Birek: But we want opinionated women, right?
Shanna Micko: Absolutely. I agree with you.
Laura Birek: She’s opinionated.
Shanna Micko: She’s very opinionated and for all this time I’ve been saying, she’s going through a leap, the regression, she’s this, she’s that and I’ve been kind of like chalking it up to she’s going through a lot. The other day I was just like, I think this is her personality. I think I’ve got to learn to understand this kind of opinionated personality, whatever it is, and learn to accept it and how to handle it and how to handle a baby with that kind of expression.
Laura Birek: Fire.
Shanna Micko: I do feel like she’s fiery. So I did what any good mom does. I went online and I found baby personality quizzes of which I took several on my baby’s behalf.
Laura Birek: Oh my God, one part of me is like, no you didn’t. But also another part of me is like, yes, this is very much your personality and also, where can I find these baby personality?
Shanna Micko: Oh my gosh, you know I want you to take the personality test for your baby, and I’m going to share this with all our listeners too because…
Laura Birek: Yes, we will definitely put these links in the show notes on bigfatpositivepodcast.com for sure.
Shanna Micko: I’m embarking on these tests thinking, oh my God, she’s just going to get angry personality type and this isn’t really not to brag on my baby, because you know, I love her so much.
Laura Birek: Of course, yeah.
Shanna Micko: I’m just trying to figure her out. So I’m like, this is going to get angry baby personality or something and so I took this first quiz and I was very happy that they called her an adventurous baby.
Laura Birek: Oh, see that’s some good reframing. Also, it might just be true. It’s not that she’s angry. She’s adventurous.
Shanna Micko: Exactly. I felt like that was more accurate and made me feel a lot better. So here’s an excerpt from the explanation at the end: your personality summary of an adventurous baby.
Laura Birek: Okay.
Shanna Micko: There’s no question who’s in charge with an adventurous baby. They are. These assertive little ones seem to enter the world with a CEO mentality. They know what they like and dislike and so will you.
They’re loud, energetic and enthusiastic about everything. I was like, okay, cool. That’s a really cool way to reframe it and I just feel like maybe she’s just got this big personality that’s trapped inside this tiny little body.
Laura Birek: Aww.
Shanna Micko: So now I see her as adventurous. Like she wants to get her toys. She wants to do these things that she can’t do and she just lets me know about it.
Laura Birek: That’s awesome. I kind of want to take this quiz. I kind of want to pause our recording, go take the quiz, find out what my baby’s type is.
Shanna Micko: Absolutely.
Laura Birek: Do you have the link? Can you send the link?
Shanna Micko: I have the link. I’ll send it to you.
Laura Birek: It doesn’t take that long, right?
Shanna Micko: Oh, it’s like five questions.
Laura Birek: Okay. Just give me a sec. All right. Oh, wait. They’re almost done. One more I think. Calculating. Here we go. We’re about to find out what kind of baby. I have a laid back baby.
Shanna Micko: I knew it. I was totally going to predict, because I took the quiz for my first daughter after I took it for CeCe and I was like, oh, that’s what she got. Of course, I’m like, I bet your boy’s like that too. But tell us more.
Laura Birek: It says if you have a laid back baby, count your lucky stars. Your little one is highly portable. That’s a weird way to put it. Flexible with meal times and doesn’t melt down at the end of the day. That’s not true.
Shanna Micko: Oh, yeah.
Laura Birek: If I’ve screwed up with naps or the naps have been trouble, he definitely melts down at the end of the day. So this five question quiz on the internet that you found is not 100% accurate, Shanna.
Shanna Micko: Whaaaaat?
Laura Birek: I hate to break it to you.
Shanna Micko: Well, you’ll be happy to know that I also found about a 19 question personality quiz for my baby, which I also took and they decided that she’s spunky.
Laura Birek: That’s a nice way to put opinionated.
Shanna Micko: Yeah, exactly. So they were asking things like when something upsets me, meaning you’re from the baby’s point of view, I whale or explode on a scale of one to five and I’m like five. When I’m happy, I shout with joy. I’m like five. So that gets you a spunky.
Laura Birek: She feels her feelings, man, and that’s good.
Shanna Micko: She does. I was going to read one more thing from the first quiz a summary that I liked. I liked this excerpt, because it made me feel good, hopeful, really positive about my adventurous baby. It says, “The truth is she’s a sweetheart. She gets energized by life, people and new activities and that energy comes out at high volumes. She reminds you of all the fun there is to be had.”
Laura Birek: That’s sweet.
Shanna Micko: I know the baby personality quizzes are kind of funny and goofy, but I have to say it really helped me. I was feeling a little bit worried and concerned and not sure I could handle such a vociferous child and I found this and it reframed it for me and made me feel really, really, really good.
Laura Birek: I was going to say it’s like a reframing exercise. I’m all for that.
Shanna Micko: So that was a big thing this week and then the other thing is last week I left everyone hanging with what I was going to do with my life because…
Laura Birek: You were about to find out if you could work from home or if you could come up with something, because you pulled your youngest daughter, the baby CeCe, out of daycare with no plan of what to do.
Shanna Micko: Yes, no plan. It was her first day she was supposed to start and we didn’t take her and called and said we changed our mind and so I talked to my supervisor and explained everything and asked if there was any flexibility with working from home or whatever. She was very supportive. She went and talked to the bosses above her about this and I waited on pins and needles for about a week.
Laura Birek: Oh my gosh.
Shanna Micko: I know it’s been a very busy time at work. So I wasn’t expecting a real quick turnaround, but I was checking in like, hi. Any updates? A week later, she came back and she said they said, “Yes, you can work from home.”
Laura Birek: Oh my God, wow.
Shanna Micko: They’ve approved it for six months. So I can try it for six months and see how it goes. I’m going to come in the office once a week for some meetings, so I can show my face and still be a physical part of the team and I’ve got to arrange some care for CeCe on those days, but I could not believe it. I was going back and forth in my head all week, like they’re going to say, ‘Yes,” and I’m like, no, they’re going to say, “No.” Why would they say yes to this plan? It’s crazy and they did and so I’m starting on Monday.
Laura Birek: Wow. Props to them for being flexible with working mothers, because not a lot of places are and that’s pretty amazing and also, I have personal experience, because I used to work for the same exact company.
Shanna Micko: Yes, you did.
Laura Birek: They did not let me work from home. I didn’t have a baby at home, but I did a one day a week working from home for a couple months basically to regain my sanity and then I asked to continue that indefinitely and I got a hard no. I’m impressed. I had to say I wasn’t that optimistic. I thought it might not work out. How do you feel?
Shanna Micko: Same. Good. I feel really excited, very happy I got what I wanted. We’re going to have more money. I’m going to have more time with my baby and I think it’s really cool. I’m just very grateful for my supervisor and my bosses for being on my side.
Laura Birek: That’s so great. Oh my gosh.
Shanna Micko: I’ll let you know how it goes being a full-time mom and a full-time employee all at the same time.
Laura Birek: I would also like to know that, because I don’t think I could get work done. Part of the reason I haven’t gone back to quote unquote “work” is because I work from home and I don’t have anyone to watch the baby and I don’t think I could do both at the same time. Keep us posted all of us. We want to know.
Shanna Micko: I will. So that’s all with me this week. Laura, what about you?
Laura Birek: My baby is 15 weeks old now.
Shanna Micko: Okay.
Laura Birek: Real quick I have an update from episode 43 where my BFN was vitamin D drops. If you remember, it was a BFN because I thought it was making my baby spit up more, because I was using those ones that you drop directly on the nipple and then he would eat and he would just really projectile vomit after eating and I couldn’t figure it out, because it wasn’t one of the side effects and people on the internet had the same problem. But I mentioned it to my doctor and they’re like, that’s weird. That shouldn’t happen. So I was not using it as much, because I didn’t want him to be spitting up so much. Anyway, I had this revelation, which is Corey should just put it in the bottle that he gives the baby every morning of pumped milk, so it’s more diluted and he’s been doing that every morning and it’s been fine.
Shanna Micko: Yay!
Laura Birek: I don’t know if it really was the vitamin D or maybe it was just too much, like the oil maybe was coating his mouth in a weird way. But anyway, now we’re just putting it in the bottle of pumped milk that he gets every morning when he has his daddy time and I’m sleeping in. So that’s been working great.
Shanna Micko: That sounds like a great system all around, especially sleeping in.
Laura Birek: Yeah, sleeping in is in air quotes. My 25-year-old self would’ve been horrified that I call 7:15 sleeping in. Also, I have to say the spit up is just generally better. I think as he’s getting older. It’s not quite as voluminous.
Shanna Micko: Good.
Laura Birek: So that’s good. Anyway, that’s my update. What’s going on this week is that I went from a baby that slept pretty well at night. Basically, he would wake up once a night and wouldn’t be making a lot of noise and it would be a real quick wake up and it was great to a not sleeping baby, a baby who was waking up every like 90 minutes again like he was a newborn. I think we are officially in the four month sleep regression.
Shanna Micko: I’m so sorry. Oh my gosh, I’ve been there.
Laura Birek: It’s interesting. I go to this Mommy and Me group and the teacher doesn’t like calling it the four month sleep regression. She likes calling it the four month cognitive leap instead.
Shanna Micko: There’s a reframing.
Laura Birek: Exactly. We were talking about reframing and the reason she calls it that is because she explains that the reason that the babies are waking up so much is that their brains are suddenly so engaged with the world. They basically wake up from this sleepy newborn state into seeing things in a different light. Like you can see more color. They can see further. Everything’s more interesting. They can see patterns, all these smooth transitions and stuff you read about in Wonder Weeks and it just means that it’s much harder for them to stay asleep, because if they get woken up, the world is out there and interesting. So we are trying to do what she recommends, which is keeping that in mind the extra wakings are probably not because he’s hungry. But are just because he’s like, hey, the world is interesting and I don’t want to go back to sleep and so what we’re trying to do is just soothe him back to sleep without feeding him and so far that’s going okay. So far I’m still only feeding him once a night, but I’m soothing him four or five additional times and this has been going on all week. It’s bonkers and it was overnight. Actually, I think I should post this on Instagram. I should post my before and after SNOO log. Two nights before it started, he had one of those magical I slept through the nights and all the way through from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am or something without waking up once and I was like, oh my gosh, baby is sleeping through the night. Then two nights later, it was just brutal: every 90 minutes waking up, so much time awake between wake ups. I’m fucking toasted, man.
Shanna Micko: Oh my God.
Laura Birek: I’m so tired.
Shanna Micko: That is so exhausting. Oh my gosh.
Laura Birek: It’s so hard too, because it’s like you get a taste of the good life and by good life, I mean only waking up once per night. It’s almost worse than when they’re a newborn, because when they’re a newborn, you are expecting it and everyone’s there to help, right?
Shanna Micko: Yeah.
Laura Birek: Now it’s just like, no, that’s just your four-month-old. Deal with it.
Shanna Micko: You’re on your own. Oh, yeah. At the beginning, you get your game face on. You’re like I got this. Adrenaline is high. You’re like I can wake up every two hours and then by four months you’re like, no, no, no, no.
Laura Birek: No, this isn’t going to work. So anyway, we’re deep into it. My Mommy and Me teacher says that it really should only last 7 to 10 days. We will see if that’s true. I’m hoping, knock on wood.
Shanna Micko: I hope so.
Laura Birek: I also was like, I think we won’t go through it. The SNOO is going to help us. The SNOO is helping, but the SNOO does not cure the four months sleep regression.
Shanna Micko: No, the rocking of the SNOO is not enough to comfort him back to sleep?
Laura Birek: It has. It will here and there. A couple nights ago, we put him down around seven and he woke up around 8:30 and the SNOO went through the whole cycle and actually got him to fall back asleep. So we didn’t have to go in. But then at 9:30, it didn’t work and so we did an early dream feed and sometimes, but not all the time. He’s in my room, so I still have to be right next to him when he’s crying and waking up and it’s so hard to try to take a step back and see if he’ll calm himself down.
Shanna Micko: Yeah.
Laura Birek: We’re working on it. It’s a work in progress and I will keep everyone posted.
Shanna Micko: Please do and I hope it gets better for you guys very soon.
Laura Birek: Thank you. All right. Well, should we move on to our next special segment after this break?
Shanna Micko: I think we should.
Shanna Micko: Welcome back to the show. Our special segment this week is internet insanity, where we talk about interesting, funny, unusual, bizarre things we found online related to parenting, babies, all that jazz. Laura, you have a go one for us. What have you discovered lately?
Laura Birek: I do. I was on Instagram recently and I follow legendairy milk. It’s legendairy like dairy, D-A-I-R-Y, legendairy milk and they sell pumping supplements and stuff, but they also, their Instagram has a ton of really good resources to help you manage pumping and up your supply and it’s actually a really good resource. But I was scrolling through and I was following links and blah, blah, blah and then I found this hashtag and this is my internet insanity. That is hashtag #gymnurstics. Not gymnastics, but #gymnurstics.
Shanna Micko: I can imagine what is happening here before you tell us.
Laura Birek: So it’s the phenomenon where babies and more like toddlers, older babies do all kinds of crazy gymnastics while they are nursing. Literally they stay latched on the boob and they do all kinds of flips and turns. It’s pretty amazing and a little painful to watch. All these people have posted videos of their babies doing gym nurse sticks and it’s a rabbit hole that’s really funny to fall down and these kids are kind of hilarious. It’s also like, what are you kids doing? Focus.
Shanna Micko: Yeah, I also feel like that would kind of hurt if a toddler were twisting round and round my nipple while he’s doing whatever tumbling.
Laura Birek: Absolutely.
Shanna Micko: I need to look up some pictures of this #gymnurstics.
Laura Birek: Yes.
Shanna Micko: This is just a mom, a close up of her own face and then the baby’s foot just keeps coming into frame and smacking her cheek.
Laura Birek: That’s amazing.
Shanna Micko: It’s very comedic.
Laura Birek: By the way, right now there’s more than 4,000 posts with this hashtag. So it’s not like a new thing apparently. It’s just new to me, but it’s kind of the cutest thing you’ve ever seen.
Shanna Micko: It’s so cute.
Laura Birek: Oh my gosh, I’m watching this little girl. She’s probably a year and she’s doing like yoga basically on her mom’s boob and they’re both in bathing suits and they’re both looking at the camera. The little girl is like a future probably influencer, because she’s posing perfectly for the Instagram shot.
Shanna Micko: Oh my goodness.
Laura Birek: Highly recommend.
Shanna Micko: That’s so cute. Are you going to train your baby to do #gymnurstics, Laura?
Laura Birek: Well, considering that he will never stop moving, I think it’s just going to happen. He’s already starting to do the thing where he is kicking a bunch while he’s nursing and he’ll get kind of bored and pull his head off and come latch back on and he’ll pull his head off and laugh and then come back and like, oh my God. So I may not have a choice in this matter. Pray for my nipples.
Shanna Micko: Yeah, exactly. Oh my God, that’s too cute.
Laura Birek: Anywho, what do you have for us this week in your Internet Insanity?
Shanna Micko: So I came across an article. It’s like I read it in an article, but it’s about a post on Reddit. The articles that are written these days are ridiculous.
Laura Birek: It’s kind of funny. That’s all tangent on internet insanity. Why are we writing articles about posts on Reddit and why am I reading them?
Shanna Micko: I don’t know. It’s crazy. So I read an article that was about a post on Reddit and the post on Reddit was basically, “Hey, you guys, I need your opinion on this. My mother-in-law wants my baby to call her mommy.”
Laura Birek: Wait, what?
Shanna Micko: The mother-in-law wants to be called mommy by the grandkids.
Laura Birek: No, hard pass.
Shanna Micko: The mother-in-law also wants the baby’s mom to be called mommy. Like they have separate names.
Laura Birek: Wait.
Shanna Micko: So for example, if you are the mother-in-law, you want to be mommy Laura and I’m the child’s mother and I would be mommy Shanna.
Laura Birek: Why? That’s such a boundary crossing don’t you think?
Shanna Micko: I do.
Laura Birek: I want to know what people on Reddit thought, because I’m sure they took him to task.
Shanna Micko: Part of the article too was the woman was my husband doesn’t think it’s a big deal, because his nieces and nephews call her mommy.
Laura Birek: Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope.
Laura Birek: What?
Shanna Micko: So that in itself…
Laura Birek: What did he call her as a baby? That’s what I want to know.
Shanna Micko: I guess mommy Brenda or whatever her name is.
Laura Birek: Oh, boy.
Shanna Micko: Then the grandma was mommy Gertrude. I don’t know.
I feel like this is just going round and round in circles and my brain is already rigged out by all of this.
Laura Birek: It’s like George Foreman naming all of his kids, “George Foreman.”
Shanna Micko: Yeah, that’s so weird. Talk about just head spinning all the time: George, George. A lot of the reactions on Reddit were not supportive of the mother-in-laws like, “Holy crap is your mother-in-law for real? She absolutely does not get to be called mommy. Your husband sucks for not supporting you on this.” That’s a little aggressive, but getting that opinion across like God, that’s weird. So people think it’s weird. People do not think that she should be called mommy and I agree. I don’t think that the grandma should be called mommy, because that’s a really special name. As a mother, I love when my daughter calls me mommy, my three-year-old.
Laura Birek: We are going through a thing where Corey occasionally refers to himself as like both dad and daddy and papa. It’s just sort of they’re all interchangeable, right? Then my baby’s a tiny baby, so he’s not saying any of those words back to him. So they’re all interchangeable. But my dad with all of my other nieces, I don’t have a nephew, he goes by papa, which I think is more common to have a grandfather that goes by papa. So my dad would like to be called papa, because everyone else calls him papa. So that’s similar, but not as weird. Also, okay, I’m going to do his accent, because he’s from Transylvania. So it makes it even better. He was like, “I would like your baby to call me daddy.” Weird. That would be weird.
Shanna Micko: That would be super weird and I feel like grandparents nowadays, maybe they did in the past too I don’t know, but they do want to have a say in what they’re being called and I don’t think that is unusual. I know that my mom thought about it, like, what do I want to be called? She didn’t necessarily want to be grandma. So she thought about it and she’s now nana, which is awesome and so I have no problem with the grandparents suggesting things, but you just don’t get to be called mom, mama or mommy. You just don’t.
Laura Birek: No, you don’t. There’s a thing in coding. I’m a web developer and in all these different programming languages, there are reserved characters. Like you can’t use an ampersand for example or an open bracket, because these are special characters in coding that mean something and I feel like mommy is a reserved name. You know what I mean?
Shanna Micko: Absolutely.
Laura Birek: It is sanctified that mommy is mommy. You and I are mommies to our baby and that’s it.
Shanna Micko: Exactly.
Laura Birek: It also makes you think of mommy issues, right?
Shanna Micko: Yeah.
Laura Birek: If you’re the mother-in-law that’s into it, ooh, armchair of psychology here, but I don’t know. That makes me wary of the rest of the interactions. It doesn’t seem like it would be limited to I want the baby to call me mommy.
Shanna Micko: What’s the next boundary that’s going to be pushed if you’re going with that?
Laura Birek: Yes.
Shanna Micko: Out of curiosity, like your mom and your mother-in-law, do they have special grandparent names?
Laura Birek: So I feel like my mother-in-law, Sherry, there was some discussion about picking a different name, but we’ve just landed on grandma for both of them and so if we need to distinguish, we’ll say like Grandma Susan, or Grandma Sherry, but it’s pretty clear. We’ll say we’re going to grandma Sherry’s house or grandma Susan’s coming to visit and then if we hand him over, we’re like, “Look, grandma wants to hold you.” We won’t say like, grandma Sherry wants to hold you. That’s like too much. They’re both grandma and I’m thinking with my dad we’re just going to sort of merge them and call them grandpapa, which just also sounds very like French.
Shanna Micko: Are there any traditional Transylvanian names for grandparents?
Laura Birek: Hungarian is the language that he grew up speaking and I actually don’t know what it is in Hungarian. I’ll have to look it up and let you know.
Shanna Micko: Okay.
Laura Birek: But not that I know. I called him Grandpa Losi and my grandma was Grandma Anna. So not our tradition.
Shanna Micko: I hope the mother in this instance got her way. I’m not sure that she did. I don’t know. I didn’t read the entire post and thousand comments or whatever. So we would love to know what you think of our internet insanities and maybe what you have landed on for your parents and your parents-in-law. What are your babies going to call them? It’s interesting. I want to know.
Laura Birek: Let us know.
Shanna Micko: We’ll let you know how to get in touch after this break.
Laura Birek: So we close every episode with our BFPs, big fat positives or big fat negatives, BFNs, of the week. Shanna, do you have a BFP or a BFN for us this week?
Shanna Micko: I have a BFP.
Laura Birek: Oh, I like it. Tell me more.
Shanna Micko: Part of my baby’s personality is she likes to move a lot. Like I said, she’s always trying to crawl and get things that she can’t reach and she’s very physical and so my mother-in-law and I were talking that she might like a jumper of some sort to move and bounce and move her legs. So I thought that was a great idea, because I did not have that with my first baby, because we lived in an apartment on the second floor and it was small apartment and those things take up like a good real estate on the floor. They’re big. I was like, that’s a good idea. I think I would like one and the next day in my mom’s group, someone was like, “Hey, I’m giving away this free jumperoo. Does anyone want it?”
Laura Birek: What?
Shanna Micko: I was like, yes, it was the exactly one that had pictures.
Laura Birek: Me. Me. Me.
Shanna Micko: No one had commented on that post. I think it got lost in the algorithms and I saw, and I was like, yes, I definitely want that and so I set it up with her and I went to her place and picked it up and we have a brand new free jumperoo for my baby.
Laura Birek: That’s awesome.
Shanna Micko: I love it. It’s the Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumperoo.
Laura Birek: So cute.
Shanna Micko: It’s super cute. It’s got like the little red frog and it’s got little toys around it so she can play with toys and jump and she loves it. She just gets in there and bounces and laughs and it’s a great place to set the baby down while you need to do something with your own pace.
Laura Birek: I can imagine. Yeah.
Shanna Micko: So in the morning when I’m making breakfast and stuff, she jumps away and fantastic. I love it.
Laura Birek: Oh, man. I think I’m going to need one of those soon, because we’ve gotten to the point where putting the baby down on the ground is okay, but he gets kind of bored pretty quickly even with the arch over his head where he has toys and then he’s just not being put in the glider anymore.
Shanna Micko: Really?
Laura Birek: He’s over it. He’s like I’m too old for this crap. Give me more information. So I need input, input, input. That’s awesome.
Shanna Micko: Check out.
Laura Birek: Cool.
Shanna Micko: What about you?
Laura Birek: Okay. I also have a BFP.
Shanna Micko: All right.
Laura Birek: That is Roshambo Baby Sunglasses.
Shanna Micko: What? Is that a brand name?
Laura Birek: Roshambo is the brand. Actually, I follow this woman @theriverstriplets on Instagram, because basically I think she had the same due date as me, but with spontaneous girl triplets, like there’s two identical ones and then a non-identical triplet.
Shanna Micko: Wow.
Laura Birek: So I’m fascinated by her. Like how do you that?
Shanna Micko: That’s amazing.
Laura Birek: How do you have triplets? She recommended these sunglasses and I was like, okay, that’s good. She knows what she’s talking about. So I ordered some. You can get them on Amazon. We’ll put a link for sure in the show notes on bigfatpositivepodcast.com and they have all these different colors. I got these really cute little blue ones sort of like teal ones and the cool thing about them is they’re really, really flexible. So they stay on the baby’s head really well, but they also are like soft enough that you don’t have to feel like you’re like digging into their soft little delicate baby skin and the real benefit is they’re so fucking cute.
Shanna Micko: I was going to say, is it the cute factor?
Laura Birek: I’m obsessed with putting them on him even when it’s not that sunny and I don’t do it too much, because it’s kind of annoying. But if there’s a marginal reason to put these sunglasses on him, I’m like, I’m putting those sunglasses on, because they’re so cute and then if we’re on a walk say and I have him in the carrier, I’ll put his little sun hat on and I’ll put his glasses on and people stop in their tracks on the street, because they’re just like, oh my God, that is the most adorable thing I’ve ever seen. I will post a photo. I’m biased about my baby being cute, but I think all the pictures I saw on Amazon there’s tons of great reviews, which is so freaking adorable. You’re going to want to buy them too I’m sure. But they’re really great.
Shanna Micko: Does he keep them on?
Laura Birek: Oh, yeah. Maybe that’ll change as he gets a little more grabby. I was shocked. Granted as we discussed earlier, I have a very chill baby, but I just put them on and he was like, cool, whatever.
Shanna Micko: Amazing.
Laura Birek: Also, they’re polarized. So I think when he puts them on, he can see the world in a different way. You know how polarized sunglasses do? Like the colors are a little different, the clouds look a little different. I put them on and he’s like cool. Chip, man.
Shanna Micko: You have to share a photo.
Laura Birek: I will, because it’s stinking cute. I want your baby to have the same adorable experience of wearing those glasses and they’re pretty affordable. I don’t remember exactly how much and it depends on the color too. They have some like two-tone ones and whatever, but Roshambo Baby Sunglasses.
Shanna Micko: Summer’s coming up y’all. Get your beach babies sunglasses.
Laura Birek: That’s right. This beach baby needs to go to bed, because I’m going to get woken up like five times tonight.
Shanna Micko: All right. Let’s wrap it up. Thank you guys so much for listening and we want to hear from you. If you have anything to add to the conversation, give us a jingle. Laura, how can they reach us?
Laura Birek: You can jingle us at BFP Podcast on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook and we also have a Facebook community group you can join. Just search for Big Fat Positive Podcast in your Facebook app. Also, we would absolutely love it if you could rate and review us in whatever podcast platform you listen to, especially Apple podcasts or iTunes, those reviews really do help people find us and we’ve loved all the great reviews we’ve gotten so far. So thank you so so much.
Shanna Micko: Thank you. Big Fat Positive is produced by Laura Birek, Shanna Micko and Steve Yager.
Laura Birek: See you next week.
Shanna Micko: Bye.