They always say that time flies when you are having fun. Time also flies when you are dealing with a newborn. Except in the middle of the night when they decide they don’t want to sleep. Then it can seem as though time lasts forever. You feel as though hours have gone by and you check your watch and realize it was only 15 minutes. It’s at the point that you wish you could reason with them. You wish you could speak and they would understand what you were saying and listen. But you can’t so you just start running down your check list. First up is the diaper check. He’s still crying. Maybe he doesn’t feel like being swaddled so you let him out. He’s still crying. Maybe you just didn’t swaddle him good enough so you re-swaddle him. He’s still crying. Maybe he wants to be rocked, so you get in the rocker. He’s still crying. Maybe you aren’t holding him the right way so you switch positions. He’s still crying. He just ate so he shouldn’t be hungry, but maybe he is so you feed him again. He’s still crying.
Sometimes you figure it out. Sometimes he just cries so much that he literally doesn’t have the energy to stay awake anymore (but a 5 minute power nap can do wonders for a baby, those batteries can recharge quickly). You get frustrated (and by frustrated I mean ready to pull your hair out go crazy frustrated) but there is one thing that never changes. You love that dude to death.
I can’t believe it is time to post this. I can’t believe all that time has already passed. For this week’s POTW, here is Zeke’s one month picture.
One month old??? Where did the past month go? It’s been an adventure but it has been awesome. When I’m holding him it’s like nothing else in the world even matters. And doesn’t your heart just melt when you see that picture. That smile is known as the lady slayer. They don’t even stand a chance against that smile. For any single guys out there, let me know if you want to take this dude on a walk through the park. Results are practically guaranteed. And when they find out you are babysitting for a friend, that will get you so many points it isn’t even funny. Just let me know if you are interested.
until next time…