A very stupid man once uttered the words “bring on the chaos”. That stupid man was me. Caring for an infant is MUCH harder than I anticipated.
Before the baby arrived, the phrase “feed the baby” meant simply, to give the baby a bottle. This, in fact, is a gross over simplification of the truth.
“Feeding the baby” actually means – checking the baby’s diaper pre-feeding to make sure he is not sitting in a soiled diaper while eating. Preparing the bottle, possibly with one hand if he is crying and mommy is sleeping. Administering the bottle in small half-ounce doses, burping him at each break to minimize spit-up, which usually happens anyway. After the bottle is empty, sitting still for 30 minutes keeping him upright, again in an attempt to minimize spit-up. In that time, it is a safe bet that he will have devastated another diaper so it’s back to the changing table before he can go to sleep. After the fresh diaper is in place, it is a good idea to remove the dribble-soaked bib and most likely get him in a new shirt. In total, it proves to be, at the very least, an hour long process.
Thus, I will no longer have the energy or brain cells to continue frequent posts and a good blog cannot survive on scant once a week updates. It is hard to believe I started this thing 10 months ago when we first were informed little Calvin was a mere flickering dot on the sonogram screen, the size of a piece of rice.
On behalf of Tracy, Calvin and myself, I want to thank everyone for coming along for the ride. Your comments, suggestions and helpful tips have been much appreciated. I will continue to browse your blogs and we can be reached at DerekM13@comcast.net & TracyM13@comcast.net so please keep in touch with us.
Good day and have a pleasant tomorrow.