Diary of a Stay At Home Dad: 7 Pounds of Angry – an update

She’s a grunter, who would have guessed.

My not so little anymore, 3 month old daughter doesn’t cry much, but she growls and grunts a whole lot when she wants something.  She also grunts when she’s doing something she’s not supposed to do. What are some things she’s not supposed to do?  Oh I don’t know, lets start with pulling out her feeding tube.

She still has a feeding tube for those times when she is too tired to take the bottle.  Preemies need to eat.  They can’t sleep through feedings.  The little feeding tube snakes through her nose and down the back of her throat.   It gets taped under her nose right above her lip.  Pulling it out is no small feat.  It takes time, diligence, and effort, but most of all patience.  She may work on it for hours, chipping away a little at a time or she may get a good grip and just pull out the whole shootin match.  Depends on her mood.  Here’s a comparison.

Tube in.

I appear to have caught her contemplating her next move in this shot.  No idea what she is thinking but her wheels are clearly spinning.  I prefer she not be so demonstrative.  Covert op’s shouldn’t be so obvious.  She’s making it a little to easy for the opposition in this picture.

This next picture is not very subtle either.  She appears to be trash talking a bit; as much as a 3 month old baby can trash talk anyway.  While the tongue out is a nice touch I can see I’m gonna have to teach her to be a little more gracious in victory.  Or maybe not.  Tough call.  Anyway, here’s the next picture – victory personified.


Tube out!

Hahaha.  This will never not be funny.  She knocked off the hat just for fun.  I’m throwing in the next shot for free.  She got a little angry the next time she yanked the tube.  This is her mad face, or as Frank would say, “She’s Cross.”  Yes Frank, yes she is.  There are a few sweet a cute shots too, just to balance it all out.

On to the update.  As of today Anne Marie is 7 pounds 1 ounce and 19 inches long.  And she angry.  I’m no longer sure about Frank’s safety, but I’m sure he will learn to share, whether he wants to or not.



7 pounds of angry!










Sleeps just like her brother.

Beneath the cuteness lurks a lion.


14 comments on “Diary of a Stay At Home Dad: 7 Pounds of Angry – an update

  1. Anonymous says:

    Just can’t help but smile while reading this and am so happy she is getting “Angry” :). Would love to see her and Frank interact when they get older lol. Love ya and so happy she’s getting better my friend! Jodie

    • fmlinardo says:

      Thanks Jodie. It should be a sight when thew tow of them finally live under the same roof. I’m just waiting, with camera ready, for the day she touches Frank’s stuff.

  2. Anonymous says:

    She is so cute – even when she’s angry!

  3. Shirley says:

    I’ll take angry any day of the week!

  4. Aunt Carol says:

    She is just too much! Love the victory shot. I hope you all realize who really is in charge! Lots of love to you all. xoxoxo

  5. J meadows says:

    Just wait til she comes home! My prayers go up for Frank. John

  6. Auunt Jane says:

    I am praying for Frank too he and all of you are in big trouble!!!!!!

  7. You wouldn’t like Baby Hulk when she’s angry 🙂
    My youngest nephew growls all the time. He’s like an infant Chewbacca.

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