Much to say and no time to say it

I feel like I should give you a blow-by-blow of what it’s like to be a new parent. I mean, it is the time in your child’s life when they change the most. Already, 13 days later, Thane looks different and acts different and is different. Every moment you’re profoundly aware that he will never be this small again. This is also true for Grey, but the rate of change slows down astronomically. Grey is largely the same next week as he was last week with eensy incremental change. Thane uncurls and opens like a flower in the morning sun, so fast you can almost watch it.

But the truth of the matter is… Thane is an easy baby. When you feed him, he eats happily. He looks around at his world with deep dark blue eyes, so full of mystery that they conceal even their final color. When he is held, he snuggles into you. When he is laid in his crib, he makes a sequence of truly hilarious sounds and eventually sleeps. When he poops he makes the funniest of faces. In short, he is a good baby. There are only so many variations on good baby.

Grey is being FANTASTIC when you focus on him and give him all your attention and love. He’s also great as long as you don’t look at him or ask him to do anything. He is also on a hunger strike. (Every night for the last 3 he has refused to eat a single bite of dinner. He is refusing all snacks that are not complete junk food. I keep reminding myself that children do not starve themselves, at least in the long run.) Moreover, he’s sleep deprived. With the time change, we’re putting him to bed an hour earlier and he’s waking up the same time. But oh, is he a fun kid!

My husband went back to work today. Sniff sniff. My inlaws fly out tomorrow. Fortunately, I think my husband may work from home Weds. (helps in the “watch the sleeping baby” way), and is taking Friday off. So this week will be more a trial by brazier than trial by fire. That will be next week!

And that’s the sum of it!

He's using a touchpad. Kid is a computer genius.
He's using a touchpad. Kid is a computer genius.
What a cutie!
What a cutie!

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Brenda currently lives in Stoneham MA, but grew up in Mineral WA. She is surrounded by men, with two sons, one husband and two boy cats. She plays trumpet at church, cans farmshare produce and works in software.

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