• http://www.deedoos-digital-scrapbooking.com Janet

    Marlo sounds like she’s uncomfortable, Heather. Like maybe her tummy has some gas on it. I know nursing babies aren’t supposed to have that, but maybe? I didn’t nurse my son and he had severe colic–cried, screamed, and pulled his legs up toward his tummy–and the colic continued until the doc decided he was allergic to milk and took him off it. So I kind of know what you mean about the noise but maybe she’s trying to tell you something? Just a thought.

  • http://www.deedoos-digital-scrapbooking.com Janet

    Marlo sounds like she’s uncomfortable, Heather. Like maybe her tummy has some gas on it. I know nursing babies aren’t supposed to have that, but maybe? I didn’t nurse my son and he had severe colic–cried, screamed, and pulled his legs up toward his tummy–and the colic continued until the doc decided he was allergic to milk and took him off it. So I kind of know what you mean about the noise but maybe she’s trying to tell you something? Just a thought.

  • http://adventureswithibby.blogspot.com Jill

    My niece – who is 4 months younger than my daughter – did that ALL the time. Awake, asleep, it didn’t matter. It drove me crazy – and I can’t imagine how my sister-in-law felt. Good news is…she turned one last month and she TALKS! Not in full sentences or anything, but enough to communicate her basic wants. Which is totally awesome.

  • http://www.flickasilverlining.blogspot.com Flicka

    I don’t know, Marlo’s whining didn’t sound that bad to me. My son screamed (I mean purple-faced screamed!) for the entire first seven months of his life so I think I’m a little jaded. I would have taken Marlo’s noises any day and thought it pleasant. That being said, I don’t have to live with her. I’m a different person than you are and if that sound is your “nails on a chalkboard” then you have my sympathy. I don’t think infancy is ever easy, whether you’re the mom or the baby. We all just kind of survive until one day it’s suddenly fun again. Hang in there!

  • Anonymous

    I’m sorry, but to those of you whining about pregnancy weight…are you more worried about your vanity/weight gain than the health of your developing baby? EVERYONE gains weight during pregnancy. If you didn’t, there would be big problems. Some don’t lose it. It’s part of life. oh well.

  • katie

    OH MY GOSH the weirdest thing about this post? I started listening to the baby whine, and my dog comes running from the back of the house, jumps on the couch and proceeds to walk over onto my desk and start sniffing and snarling at the computer.

    Guess we just got a preview of what she’s going to do if I have a baby!

  • Lisa

    Congrats though I’m jealous. I have a 6 mo/old and I still have 15 lbs to go … I gained 30 and the baby was 8 1/2 lbs. That’s sad, I’ve only lost 6 1/2 lbs in 6 mo!! Whew, I don’t want to think about it… pass me the oreos :) P.S. I’m still wearing that underwear.

  • micahmaranda

    Reminds me of SNL’s Grimaldi’s Nativity Christmas Creation. You must watch! Oh, sweet 7.2 oz. baby Jesus.


  • shawn michelle

    oO(sigh) i’m 14 weeks in and only a little over half way to pre-preg weight – a tad depressing.

  • Kim

    UNFOLLOW!!! Wearing maternity pants as I type – baby on my lap is 6 months old……..not fair Heather. She did enjoy Marlo though. She was talking back to the computer! She speaks goat too.

  • Matt

    My dog freaked when I started playing the clip of Marlo. It stirred her from her nap, she ran over next to me and stared at the computer at full attention, cocking her head to the side every time Marlo made a sound.

    She’s never done that before! I’ve tried playing clips of dogs and cats and other animals and she barely even notices. But Marlo fussing? It’s the one sound on the whole internet that makes my German Shepherd go “WTF?!”

    So congratulations.

  • Joles

    Dino, my Chuck-colored Doberman, thought this noise was intensely interesting. He’s standing her, ears perked, doing an Aussie-like head tilt. I don’t think I’ve ever seen him so interested in ANYTHING.

    I’ll have to keep it around for the next time he’s distracted by the cats.

  • IB12

    Evil…worse than water boarding… have you no shame hehehe

  • http://www.intuitivedesigns.net Naomi Niles

    I’m not going to listen to the crying baby. No, I’m not gonna do it. You can’t make me!

    Congrats on the baby weight loss!! Woo hoo!

  • http://fashiontouch.etsy.com/ FashionTouch

    Congrats on weight loss! Eternal fight for every woman.
    It is though making me afraid of motherhood even more than I am now :) And I am getting old and husband wants a little one, and mom talking about this everytime I call her…. What am I supposed to do???:)

  • http://renaemcalister.com Renae

    I lost 43 pounds within 6 weeks of having my second son and it’s called, having 2 kids under the age of 2 and trying not to lose my mind. I agree, a HARD way to lose weight.

  • http://www.goldcard-shop.com kassyross

    Very good information on weight loss , to loose weight is the keyword today!

  • Terri

    Oh my gosh, that adorable girl is trying to talk, not whining. If you notice in some of the early videos you have of her she is trying to get something out but of course she is too young yet for words. I would bet she will start talking early.

  • http://www.Twinklingstars.info Mariann

    Do not remember my prepregg weight. Too many pounds ago……lol. …….and judged by my email addy…….too many kids ago. The end will stay that way.

  • http://www.barnmaven.typepad.com BarnMaven

    Congrats on getting into the prepregnancy jeans…I don’t care how you get there, it always feels good. And yes, our bodies change drastically when we have babies. Worth it, but takes some getting used to.

    You’ve mentioned a few times in the last weeks about mysterious stuff crashing down around your ears…I hope that all is as well as it can be in your world (aside from anxiety, sleepless squirmy goat-sounding babies and losing your Grammy). I know you’ll tell us what it is when you can, just can’t help but wish you some peace of mind.

  • Stacy

    sorry, but that is some kind of pre-babbling, that girl is trying to tell you something.

    better than screaming anyday.

  • the niffer

    Oh boy. The cats did NOT like that sound. Little do they realize they’ll be hearing it at least 10 hours a day come Nov. 23 ish.

    I remember reaching my pre-pregnancy weight and not believing the scale because my body was all weird and not fitting in clothes. I think my ribcage actually spread. Pregnancy is such a weird and interesting thing.

  • http://themommygap.blogspot.com Danielle

    Congratulations on the quasi return to pre-pregnancy weight!

    I’m with you. I told my husband that my body is like the overhead compartment of an airplane. Things may have shifted during the process of gestating and birthing a brand new person.

    But damn, it felt so good to squeeze into those pre-pregnancy jeans!

  • JessicaRabbit

    Ok for whatever reason when I play that clip my calico goes nuts and tries to bite my fingers off. No baby, fine, baby, rabid finger chewing of doom.

    Marlo should use her powers for good.

  • http://donedieting.org Lu

    I totally understand that things shifting thing. We are never the same. Cute audio clip.

  • http://www.joinlockerz.net Syc Stone

    Good luck with your efforts and congrats on taking the initiative to lose weight!

  • kelly

    that is the sound of a baby pooping…

  • http://www.iambossy.com/ BOSSY

    Bossy, too. Pre-pregnancy weight. Where weight equals WHO CARES AS LONG AS *THIS* IS THE WAY I STILL LOOK IN THE DRESSING ROOM MIRROR?

  • http://figuringoutthedetails.blogspot.com Victoria S

    I was playing the audioclip on my laptop, and my husband, who was 1) on the other side of the house and 2) raiding in World of Warcraft with 3) his headphones on, jumped up from the computer to check on me because he thought I must have been in pain or having a nightmare.

    That is the power of Marlo’s whining.

  • Tamara

    I could only make it through 30 seconds. Painfully reminded me of my six month old baby, who makes similar noises, though more sputtering. I’ve become one of those velour-fleece-pant wearing moms due to the whole post-pregnancy shifting of curves…comfortable, but not sure how I feel about it. Does it all go back into place someday?

  • Julie

    That clip of Marlo made my dog rush over to my laptop and cock her head about 180 degrees to listen in that funny dog way. Then she started frantically nosing the laptop like, “Make it stop, please!” God forbid we ever bring an actual baby into the house.

  • Anonymous

    It’s weird but (admittedly hearing the clip completely out of context) my first thought was that it sounds like she has a tummy ache.

  • http://thebeetgoeson.blogspot.com The Expatresse

    I hung onto my maternity underwear waaaaaay too long because it was 100% cotton and felt nice.

    Until . . . DUH DUH DUH! I went to visit a friend, and she did some of my laundry and then she pulled an intervention on me. I had to throw it all out and buy real underwear.

    But you know, a few pairs organized some sort of Underwear Underground Railway and every now and then I find a pair in the back of the drawer.

    They’re like a stray dog . . . they want to stay. Can I keep them please?

  • http://www.thehoopesfam.blogspot.com http://www.thehoopesfam.blogspot.com

    I have a worse diet..it’s called The Swine Flu. Pray to all your Tiki Gods now that your family is spared. It is a bitch.

  • Gin

    Marlo seems to have struck a nerve with canine-kind. Like many others my dog came running from across the house and looked at me like: “Hey lady, what the hell is that noise and why aren’t you making it stop? I’m trying to sleep here!”

    She better get used to it though, because I’m 37 weeks preggo and that noise is going to be constant around here soon!

  • http://jfuchsauthorversion.blogspot.com Jessica

    I made it 19 seconds on the clip. I have a 7 1/2 month old of my own, thank you very much. :) Congrats on the ass/weight loss??

  • http://www.lovingdanger.com LovingDanger

    Congratulations!!!! On Monday I wore jeans without an elastic waste for the first time over two years. HELLO 2 under 2! Yeah so when I realized I could do the pants up I was all HELLS YEAH! GET MAMMA SOME SCOTCH! Then I realized I couldn’t bend over but that’s not the point, the point is I did those fuckers up!

    Also the question that decides whether I’m a human visitor uses some funny words! “Umpired LaBelle” what the hell is that shit!

  • ellie

    When I played this clip my dog woke up and started whining, one of my cats ran over whining and in the end everyone ran up the stairs fuzzed up and frantic. Yikes.

    Congrats on your new bod, both the additions and subtractions. Don’t cave to the waffle fries. You’re almost there.

    (OK, I admit I would cave to the waffle fries, but I’m trying to be encouraging.)

  • http://forgingahead.wordpress.com Kathleen @ ForgingAhead

    Holy horse balls? Wait, I can’t catch my breathe I’m laughing so hard. You slay me.

  • http://sara-sundries.blogspot.com Sara

    Congrats! And…I can relate to the butt thing. Thanks for going there!

  • siobhan

    I only lasted 13 seconds of the whining.

  • http://www.thedragonflyinitiative.blogspot.com dragonfly

    I am intrigued by the thought of waffle fries. There are so many unrealistic expectations about womens bodies post childbirth, thanks for the dose of reality. Apparently Heidi Klum had child #4 this week. No doubt she will be modelling VS next week or the week after. Sigh.

  • http://myimaginaryblog.wordpress.com Zina

    Use your words, Marlo.

    (Seriously, y’all need to teach that baby to talk. I can tell she’s trying to tell you something. Maybe she wants to offer you Avon products.)

  • MarkG

    Am I the only one who is wondering if you had a true flesh-eating disease? Hope I’m just neurotic and you were talking about SHINGLES! But if not and it’s something worse (which wouldn’t mean I’m not neurotic, of course), Good Lord woman I hope you’re recovering!

  • http://myimaginaryblog.wordpress.com Zina

    So, the Weleda ad up there says “What goes on your baby goes *in* your baby,” except I read it wrong and thought it said “What goes in your baby stays in your baby.” And I was all, “WHAT the?! Clearly these people have never cared for a baby.”

  • WarsawMichelle

    Yep, I know all about the whining and all too well: my second-born is just over 6 months and rolls around sweetly and drools and makes those same noises. Madness.

    As for pre-pregnancy weight… mmmm-hmmm. I weigh one pound less than before I got fertilised, and my trousers do not fit me! How? Why? Huh? Oh, wait – my thighs are like redwoods. That is how.

  • http://www.tokenblogger.com tokenblogger

    Okay, she sounds like it could be two things to me:

    Teething. Yup. Could be. My son had 6 teeth by 6 months and he pretty much complained the same way. And there wasn’t even any drooling!

    Bowel movement. No, not pooping — just the poop moving through the bowels (intestines).

    I kinda like listening to it. I’m gonna go listen again.

  • http://grandrgrand.com/ GrandRGrand

    Whining…? What whining?

    Didn’t someone say something about cardboard recently… something about Marlo, and placing her in…something?

    PS: By the way you look fabulous Heather!

  • Kim

    Even the whining is cute!

    I know what you mean about your body moving around… despite the fact I am now 7 kg (14 lbs) lighter than before I had my daughter, my body has all moved around so my bum is smaller and my stomach is huge! My clothes still fit but they kind of look like I am wearning someone else’s pants…

  • Shasta

    Speaking of underwear, I think I just peed mine…most EXCELLENT post, Heather!