Ever since we got to watch a little egg grow into a little Fajita, we have had a little weak spot. A weak spot that needs filled with a gaggle of baby sharks.
So when we roll up into our favorite fish store to find the teeniest of teeny sharks our weak spot started pounding and squealing. Okay, the squeals may have come from yours truly. I have no excuses, I was excited.
If you didn’t catch the hint at our newest addition on our Facebook page, we are now giving formal introductions.
Meet our new baby shark, also know as pride and joy.
The smallest I have ever seen. About the size of a little paperclip, but squirmy. Tim says his eyes are just beginning to form, and I say he looks translucent.
After letting him “drip” for about an hour, we introduced him to home.
Watch for little Fajita at the end, he looks thrilled.
You know what this means right, our “shark tank” that is in the works just took a turn into “shark habitat”. Tim has dreams of tanks he can swim in, and I have dreams of baby rays. This is becoming a sickness, someone send a shrink.
Probably because I fix him up a big shrimp cocktail every other night.
Christina always says it looks like I am giving the shrimp a dip in a hot tub, to bad I follow it up with slicing the shrimp in pieces. Loses the relaxing vibe, eh?I finally have Fajita eating straight from my hands, which will come in handy once he is over three feet. I still usually use an extension rod to feed him, since I am quite partial to my fingers.
In fact, at the beginning, he got a little rowdy and took a nip at me.
Please disregard our awesome basement complete with lots of 2×4’s and little boy racecar curtains.
See how our shrimp is hitching a ride on the shark?Bet ya didn’t know he is actually picking his brethren out of Fajita’s gills to get a late night snack. You little cannibal you.
How long do you think before I lose a finger?
Think a shrimp fajita sounds tasty?
Want to buy some racecar curtains?
But you can see that he is quickly outgrowing his mancave.Which means….baby shark should be making an appearance soon.We have read that shortly before hatching you can find a hole in the egg where the shark has rubbed it’s nose. No hole yet, but we have our eyes glued to this egg.
The next part will be the hardest. It is very difficult to get them to start eating, which we have heard can take up to two weeks. Obviously this is the time for constant monitoring, I may just quit my job so I can shark-sit. Oh that’s not okay? Shoot. Well, I will be a ball of nerves I am sure.
And even with all the fish catastrophes we have had after I blog about them, I think baby shark will be an exception. Lots of photo shoots in this guy’s future.
Well, we are happy to report that we have movement.
In the effort of keeping it real I will not let you believe we are little shark whisperers over here. We bought one…it was a dud. We bought a second and it still hasn’t moved. So we did what any desperate wanna-be-shark-parents would do and got another.
We are really lucky to have an outstanding local fish store that stands by their products and let us bring the dud back in. Holler for good business.
They say the third time is a charm, our fingers are crossed that you all aren’t making that up. I will say it is like watching a little miracle when we watch it swimming in there. Now I know how all you expectant mama’s feel at your ultrasounds….kinda…sort of….not at all.
Well, her little dumpling in her belly decided it was time to make a grand entrance. Say hello to the sweetest thing since your gramma’s cookies.
Oh my goodness, my heart just melts.
Katie had a fantastic pregnancy, and from what I hear an even more fantastic baby. I can’t wait to meet this little bundle of love when she takes her first road trip from the great state of PA all the way to MO.
Congrats to two of my very best friends….you make beautiful babies.