So I was tagged by Marla. Here are the instructions:
- Find the book closest to you with at least 123 pages.
- Turn to page 123.
- Find the fifth sentence.
- Post the next 3 sentences.
- Tag 5 people.
There are three books piled on top of each other on my computer desk. They are:
1. Are Mormons Christians? by Stephen E. Robinson. Technically there are over 123 pages, but from page 115 to 133 there are only footnotes and the index, so I guess this book is excluded. I will say that it is a very informative book. Many LDS people are perplexed by the question posed by the title, but in the book the author explains where the question comes from, then proceeds to logically explain to people of other faiths why the accusation of Mormons not being Christians is flawed. Good book.
2. Hymnbook. I could go to hymn number 123 (I don’t think it is technically on page 123, but whatever), and find the 5 sentence, but there are no sentences after that (and besides, I don’t really feel like it).
3. What to Expect the First Year by Heidi Murkoff, Arlene Eisenberg, and Sandee Hathaway, B.S.N. – so here it is.
The hunger cry is often preceded by hunger cues, such as lip smacking, rooting, or finger sucking. Catch on to the clues, and you can often avoid the tears.
“I’m in pain.” This cry begins suddenly (usually in response to a stimulus – for instance, the jab of a needle at shot time) and is loud (as in ear-piercing), panicked, and long (with each wail lasting as long as a few seconds), leaving the baby breathless. It’s followed by a long pause (that’s baby catching his or her breath, saving up for another chorus) and then repeated, long, high-pitched shrieks.
That is pretty exciting stuff! I should have pretended I didn’t see the tag, judiciously place intellectually stimulating or exciting books close by, then read Marla’s blog again. Sorry!
I tag Meredyth, Marlene, Karen, Shanda, and Malauna. If you’ve already been tagged, sorry.
Addendum: Okay, I don’t follow directions so well. I was reading someone else’s blog who had been tagged in a similar manner, and I noticed that the instruction was to write the next three sentences. I wrote the next five. Sorry. But don’t you feel now that you have a better understanding of baby crying?