5 1/2 months old: Is it normal to feel like you spent “all night” just putting them down for bed, one getting startled just when the other is finally asleep, starting all over again, trying every binky, song, rocker, stuffed animal, multiple burps, finally letting the one who wants to be a Roly-Poly do so on your bed with five different pillows until he gets snuggled just right – 3/4 on his tummy with his legs splayed different directions (supervised the whole time of course), only to sneak out of the room & realize it was really only an hour and half and you suddenly feel victorious?
Cover Photo of a much more peaceful nap time this weekend for good measure.
Who has a similar story of a night they’ll never forget?
Last week I posted about the precision required weekly to
cut baby’s fingernails.
With much braggadocio I might add.
Suffice it to say, I learned this week not to count on my skills alone.
Logan is going as Scarface for Halloween
Be sure to check your babies’ nails frequently to make sure they are dull as well as trimmed.
“Wait, I wanna play Scar Game too!”
I don’t know that either scar will last. Still, nothing makes a parent’s heart leap like the thought that they made a negative lasting impact on their child.
The lesson I learned was to remain vigilant. Don’t let one thing accomplished today mean that tomorrow you assume it’s still handled.
Also, shout-out to
FridaBabye for the most wieldy & agile clippers for baby on the market!
What was your children’s first scar & how did they heal?
…& I don’t mean on XBox360.
Dads: do your partners ever come to you with a need, & at the same time apologize for making that request?
We live in an age where we are encouraged to do things out of love, passion, excitement. “Pursue your dreams.” “You can be whatever you want.” “Don’t tell me what I’m supposed to do.”
While I approve of all of those as reasons FOR doing something, they also shouldn’t be excuses for NOT doing what is your duty.
Dads can pout too, can’t we?
I can’t stay home from work just because I “love my son(s) so much.” Similarly, I can’t ignore my wife OR EXACT EMOTIONAL REVENGE ON HER for waking me up at 4:30 in the morning.
Because we are a team.
Because she stayed home last evening while I went to a work function.
Because she provides 75% of their daily food out of her own body.
What our babies would look like if I had been in charge of their growth for 9 months
And here’s the kicker: when your partner hits you with a request at your most inconvenient time, SMILE while you do it.
She’s coming to you because she is exhausted.
He needs help because he’s at the end of his rope.
She waited until the last possible moment to interrupt your sleep, & did it feeling guilty for doing so.
Don’t just do the action, perform the task in a way that makes them proud of the team they chose. Make”Duty” your call sign, even if that call comes at 4:30 AM.
Zero Dark 4:30 – Operation Giggles in full effect