1 Month Review

So after a month in the new job, here are some observations / insights about parenting a newborn:

  • While babies do not come with a manual, they do come programmed with sonar so that they can kick you hard and often in your recovering uterus and healing c-section wound.
  • Babies are so cute when they are sleeping to make up for the fact that they can be terrifying A.F. when they’re awake.
  • Poo can come out of any end of a diaper.
  • I need more arms.
  • Further to above, teeth are a viable second option when you are unable to use your hands. And your chin is a third. And your foot is an occasional fourth.
  • Take advantage of any moment a baby actually settles, to pee and also drink a glass of water – you might not get another chance for many, many hours. In fact, you may want to consider doing both at the same time.
  • It is possible to forget how long you’ve been wearing the same pair of underwear.
  • You don’t know hangry until you’ve met a hungry newborn.
  • Cleaning up someone else’s shit is sometimes a 2-person job.
  • We are blessed to have supportive family and friends. It takes a village to raise a child, and to keep the parents sane.
  • And as tough as this first month has been, I know that it’s been infinitely tougher for Angus, who is wrestling with concepts like hunger, cold, colour… and gas.

Bring on month 2!

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**Facebook repost from 9th April, 2017**


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