Well, this was unexpected

How many adults does it take to take care of a newborn?  Apparently, all of them.

When they say that taking care of a new baby is hard, it is actually not an exaggeration.  And yet without actually having done it, I don’t think you can really understand what exactly ‘hard’ means.

We have been getting through with some heavy reliance on family, for which I say heartfeltedly: THANK YOU.  My mom has pretended that she loves to come visit us for days on end and take over the graveyard feeding.  My brother the sailor, who just came ashore last week, rushed right out to stay at my house all week and he, too, has pretended to enjoy disrupted sleep patterns as he feeds the Small Son at 4 a.m. o’ the mornings.  He even changes diapers.

There’s been a lot going on. I’m going to post about how the whole thing got started even tho you already know it. It will be good for me to write it all out since I haven’t yet. But I reckon that will take awhile.

Meanwhile, Pop Quiz!  Identify which of the following are true statements:

1.  New moms stay in their pajamas pretty much all day.

2. ‘Sleeping when the baby sleeps’ is nearly impossible to do.

3. Deodorant becomes an option.

4. Ditto tooth brushing.

5. Mixed nuts are a nursing mom’s best friend

6. Breastfeeding is a messy business.

7. Babies cry a lot.

The first person to guess the correct answer gets to take care of the Small Son for a whole 24 hours FREE OF CHARGE. I’m not lying.  Good luck!


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. npappas
    Oct 24, 2007 @ 09:20:54

    yay, you had time to post! i’ll take care of the little mister ANYTIME…no need to start a contest. 🙂


  2. ~m
    Oct 28, 2007 @ 10:01:16

    Thanks, Nikki^^ You’re a winner! 😛


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