It’s amazing that he’s already a week old. I’ve heard that they “grow so fast”, but seriously!
For a few days there, I gotta admit, I felt frayed around the edges, but these last few days have been completely wonderful. Binary Boy and I have found our groove, and because of that, I’m happy to report that he barely cries.
I had read “The Baby Book” by Dr. Sears during my pregnancy, so it was nice to use what I had learned – about catching their signs of discomfort before they start crying.
It’s not really hard, really, as I still can’t stop gazing at him constantly. And I guess my mothering instincts have kicked in because I know what he needs by his facial and body language and can usually cut off a cry before it kicks into high gear.
I know parenting is a constant learning process, but I’m happy that he and I work well together already. Kevin is learning, too, but I know it’s a slower process for dads, so I’ve been trying my best to be patient. That’s been harder than learning Binary Boy’s cues, though! Heehee!
It’s rare that I have the time to write at any length, so his birth story might be another week or two – but I have started it. I want to get it recorded before I forget the whole thing!
Also, I wanted to thank everyone here for the comments, emails, ecards and gifts. They make me so happy and I am so blessed to have such wonderful friends and family!