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The Living Room

Bagman Living Room


Spacious and comfortable, this is the Bagman Family's living room. The stairs lead up to the second level of the house, where the bedrooms are.

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Melinda Adult
Melinda Bagman - Magizoologist
Send Me an Owl! - 17:34, December 2, 2019 (UTC)
They'd stayed at St. Mungoes for a couple days and then gotten Sofie loaded up and brought her home. Melinda would carry her inside with Eric trailing behind carrying everything else they'd had at the hospital. "We're home!" Melinda would almost sing the words.


NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 18:19, December 2, 2019 (UTC)

He came up behind his wife, and set down several large bags. "This is it, kiddo," he said looking down at his daughter. "These are your digs. What do you think?"


Melinda Adult
Melinda Bagman - Magizoologist
Send Me an Owl! - 18:21, December 2, 2019 (UTC)
She'd smile down at the little tightly wrapped bundle in her arms. Her eyes were closed and she was clearly asleep. "I think she likes it."


NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 18:23, December 2, 2019 (UTC)

"She certainly seems comfortable enough," he agreed.


Melinda Adult
Melinda Bagman - Magizoologist
Send Me an Owl! - 18:25, December 2, 2019 (UTC)
She'd nod and move over to the couch sitting down, still holding the sleeping infant.


NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 18:28, December 2, 2019 (UTC)

He took a seat next to her. "Do you want me to take her? I know the books say that we... or for sure at least you, should try to sleep when she sleeps."


Melinda Adult
Melinda Bagman - Magizoologist
Send Me an Owl! - 18:30, December 2, 2019 (UTC)
There would be a little smile on her face. "In a minute. I like watching her sleep."


NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 18:34, December 2, 2019 (UTC)

He nodded, also enjoying the peaceful expression on his daughter's face.


Melinda Adult
Melinda Bagman - Magizoologist
Send Me an Owl! - 18:37, December 2, 2019 (UTC)
She'd linger a minute...then another minute and finally reluctantly offer Eric the baby.


NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 19:39, December 2, 2019 (UTC)

He gently took Sofie, taking care to support her head, and not to jostle her too much during the transition.


Melinda Adult
Melinda Bagman - Magizoologist
Send Me an Owl! - 19:43, December 2, 2019 (UTC)
She'd nod. "Make sure you get some skin-on-skin time with her if you can. That's important to bonding."


NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 19:54, December 2, 2019 (UTC)

He knew that, but wasn't going to state that, especially when he wasn't about to go unswaddling Sofie just to do that. She was sleeping, that was more important. "You go sleep. We'll be okay."


Melinda Adult
Melinda Bagman - Magizoologist
Send Me an Owl! - 19:57, December 2, 2019 (UTC)
She'd nod heading back towards the bedroom.


NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 20:02, December 2, 2019 (UTC)

He sat down on the couch with Sofie and turned on the TV, and then muted it so he could just read subtitles, and not disturb her.

OOC: We can just jump to whenever Sofie/Melinda wake up.


Game Master
Send Me an Owl! - 20:05, December 2, 2019 (UTC)
Sofie would wake up about an hour later, letting out a little cry.

OOC: I thought a couple posts to let Eric be with Sofie might be good.


NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 20:07, December 2, 2019 (UTC)

"Hey, hey, you're okay," Eric said soothingly. He tried adjusting the way she was being held a bit, still keeping her head supported.


Game Master
Send Me an Owl! - 20:17, December 2, 2019 (UTC)
She'd wake up a bit more crying louder now.


NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 20:19, December 2, 2019 (UTC)

He didn't want to wake Melinda just yet. He gently patted Sofie's back as he stood up and tried rocking her in his arms. "Hey, hey. We're alright. I know waking up is no fun. But we're okay."


Game Master
Send Me an Owl! - 20:26, December 2, 2019 (UTC)
She'd quiet down a little as he bounced her.


NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 20:31, December 2, 2019 (UTC)

He let out an internal sigh of relief. "That's right," he whispered. "We're okay."


Game Master
Send Me an Owl! - 20:34, December 2, 2019 (UTC)
She'd seem to key in on his voice looking towards where the sound was coming from.


NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 20:36, December 2, 2019 (UTC)

He smiled. "What're you looking at, mmm?" He asked. "Taking a look around your new home?"


Game Master
Send Me an Owl! - 20:41, December 2, 2019 (UTC)
She'd try to focus again on where the noise was coming from before snuggling in close to his warmth and closing her eyes again.


NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 20:45, December 2, 2019 (UTC)

He smiled happily, snuggling her close, letting his cheek rest tenderly on her soft little head.



Game Master
Send Me an Owl! - 20:47, December 2, 2019 (UTC)
Sofie would wake up again another hour later, this time her cries starting softly but quickly getting louder.


NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 20:49, December 2, 2019 (UTC)

He'd returned to his sitting position and tried the usual remedies... gently bouncing her and trying different positions.


Game Master
Send Me an Owl! - 20:52, December 2, 2019 (UTC)
She wouldn't be mollified. She clearly wanted something specific. When he checked her diaper didn't need changed.


Melinda Adult
Melinda Bagman - Magizoologist
Send Me an Owl! - 20:52, December 2, 2019 (UTC)
She'd come out yawning. "I heard her crying. What's up?"


NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 20:54, December 2, 2019 (UTC)

"I think she's probably hungry," he said, almost apologetically. "I was just about to come get you."


Melinda Adult
Melinda Bagman - Magizoologist
Send Me an Owl! - 20:57, December 2, 2019 (UTC)
She'd nod. "It's fine." She'd gently take the little girl into her arms, shushing her slightly while she sat down. "How'd it go?"


NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 20:59, December 2, 2019 (UTC)

"Fine. She slept for an hour, woke up a bit, but I got her to go back down within a few moments. And then she woke up again now."


Melinda Adult
Melinda Bagman - Magizoologist
Send Me an Owl! - 13:03, December 3, 2019 (UTC)
She'd nod getting Sofie going. "Sounds like a good time."


NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 13:20, December 3, 2019 (UTC)

He nodded. "Anything you need?" He asked. "How'd you sleep?"


Melinda Adult
Melinda Bagman - Magizoologist
Send Me an Owl! - 13:22, December 3, 2019 (UTC)
She'd glance around then nod at a pillow nearby. "Slept pretty well...it was a good nap. Your turn now?"


NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 13:25, December 3, 2019 (UTC)

He followed her gaze and then grabbed the pillow for her, situating it half in her lap, but also supporting her arm and elbow. "I'm okay," he said. "I've probably slept more than you the last couple of days."


Melinda Adult
Melinda Bagman - Magizoologist
Send Me an Owl! - 13:32, December 3, 2019 (UTC)
She'd nod...that might be true. "Well once she's done I expect her to want to go back to sleep given how much of the day infants sleep." She'd pause. "We could let her try the little bassinet out though since she'll be sleeping there for the near future."


NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 15:25, December 3, 2019 (UTC)

He nodded. "That sounds like a good idea."


Melinda Adult
Melinda Bagman - Magizoologist
Send Me an Owl! - 15:28, December 3, 2019 (UTC)
She'd nod. "Sounds like a plan."
NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 15:32, December 3, 2019 (UTC)

"I can turn on the TV if you want?" He asked, gesturing.


Melinda Adult
Melinda Bagman - Magizoologist
Send Me an Owl! - 15:34, December 3, 2019 (UTC)
She'd shake her head. "No thanks. I'm still getting used to this and need to focus." She'd pause. "...but I think she'll be done in a minute. Maybe once she's down we can do something together though."


NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 15:36, December 3, 2019 (UTC)

He nodded. "Sure," he said, leaving it at that so she could focus.



Melinda Adult
Melinda Bagman - Magizoologist
Send Me an Owl! - 15:38, December 3, 2019 (UTC)
Once they'd gotten Sofie settled into the little bassinet and closed the door Melinda would look around. "Well she's down."


NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 18:14, December 3, 2019 (UTC)

He nodded, and patted the seat on the couch next to him. "How do you feel?"


Melinda Adult
Melinda Bagman - Magizoologist
Send Me an Owl! - 18:15, December 3, 2019 (UTC)
She'd pause to take stock. "Tired, but not sleepy. Good overall."


NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 18:17, December 3, 2019 (UTC)

He nodded. "What about emotionally?" He asked. "I read your hormones are probably still a bit out of whack."


Melinda Adult
Melinda Bagman - Magizoologist
Send Me an Owl! - 18:20, December 3, 2019 (UTC)
She'd frown slightly trying to get a feel. "I feel ok but I'm sure it might be a bit of a rollercoaster for a bit." She'd smile at him. "I guess I have always been a bit more emotionally charged so I'll have to make sure to keep it in check."


NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 18:23, December 3, 2019 (UTC)

"And if you need anything... space or a break from Sofie to go take a shower or long bath, just let me know."


Melinda Adult
Melinda Bagman - Magizoologist
Send Me an Owl! - 18:28, December 3, 2019 (UTC)
She'd nod. "I will. Right now I'm still riding the endorphins and adrenaline of the past few days. ...but don't worry I'm very familiar with post-partum and I'll let you know if I think it'll be an issue."


NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 18:29, December 3, 2019 (UTC)

He looked at her curiously. "You're familiar with post-partum?"


Melinda Adult
Melinda Bagman - Magizoologist
Send Me an Owl! - 18:32, December 3, 2019 (UTC)
She'd nod. "I've been working with animals, both magical and not, for years. A lot of creatures go through difficulty after having babies both physically and emotionally. Family unit bonding is critical and having a community to help is also really important."


NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 18:35, December 3, 2019 (UTC)

He nodded. "Well, we've definitely got a community," he said.


Melinda Adult
Melinda Bagman - Magizoologist
Send Me an Owl! - 18:37, December 3, 2019 (UTC)
She'd nod. "...and I want to make sure we do what we need to for Sofie but that we get some time to bond too and we make sure you and her get well bonded also."


NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 18:42, December 3, 2019 (UTC)

"Melinda, I'm staying home with her when you go back to work. I'm sure I'll have plenty of time to get good and bonded with her." He paused. "Can I ask why that's so important to you to do right away? You've mentioned it twice now." He wondered if it was some kind of lingering issue with her father... but wasn't going to say that.


Melinda Adult
Melinda Bagman - Magizoologist
Send Me an Owl! - 18:50, December 3, 2019 (UTC)
"Just that...it's important to do now and not in a month or more when I go back to work. Now is when she's releasing the bonding pheromones the most and when she needs to feel, hear, and touch you to really make it a strong bond. She can't really see us yet, but getting close to her with the rest of her senses that are strong is important."


NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 23:19, December 3, 2019 (UTC)

He nodded. "I know that," he said. "I'm wondering if there's an anxiety that I can soothe, some uncertainty or fear I can put to rest about my desire to be a Dad, and to bond with my daughter."

OOC: None of the other new parents we've RPed have been this uptight about initial bonding. :P so idk if this is their communication trap they always fall into, or if Melinda's still afraid that Eric is going to up and leave them. Or if she's projecting her own insecurities about her lack of a relationship with her own Dad.


Melinda Adult
Melinda Bagman - Magizoologist
Send Me an Owl! - 13:24, December 4, 2019 (UTC)
She'd shake her head. "No...none at all." She'd consider elaborating but didn't want to confuse where she stood.

OOC: No...I think Melinda's more uptight about this in particular because bonding with babies in the animal world is a lot more important. Of course a lot of animals also don't have one specific mate but if a father does or doesn't bond with a baby can have a big difference. I think Melinda's just basing a lot of her view so far on her experiences with animals since she's had a lot more experience with them and while some things may be a bit different there are also a lot of similarities, and I would think even more with magical beasts.


NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 13:27, December 4, 2019 (UTC)

He nodded. "Alright," he said.


Melinda Adult
Melinda Bagman - Magizoologist
Send Me an Owl! - 13:29, December 4, 2019 (UTC)
She'd give a little nod. "So did you want to watch something or play a game or...?"


NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 13:31, December 4, 2019 (UTC)

He flipped the TV on. "What sounds good?"


Melinda Adult
Melinda Bagman - Magizoologist
Send Me an Owl! - 13:33, December 4, 2019 (UTC)
She'd settle down into the couch, pulling a blanket onto herself. "Doesn't matter to me."


NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 16:08, December 4, 2019 (UTC)

He flipped through their channels before finding some kind of a Muggle sitcom. "This?"


Melinda Adult
Melinda Bagman - Magizoologist
Send Me an Owl! - 16:40, December 4, 2019 (UTC)
"Sure." She'd snuggle up next to him.


NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 18:06, December 4, 2019 (UTC)

He slipped an arm around her, bringing her in close.


Melinda Adult
Melinda Bagman - Magizoologist
Send Me an Owl! - 18:09, December 4, 2019 (UTC)
She'd give a contented sigh.
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