Parsingtime

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Monotony

Posted by parsingtime on July 17, 2010

Today N has had three wipe downs (her umbilical cord is still attached so she isn’t getting baths yet).  She has peed on herself and all up her back, puked in her hair and had explosive poop.  Also, newborn hair gets greasy. Who knew? I’ve discovered she won’t scream bloody murder if I use what baby experts would call “hot” water. Girlfriend does not like to be cold.

Her weight is up so our formula/breastfeeding mix seems to be working and I’m now able to pump a couple of ounces after her feeds which is better than the few milliliters I was getting. In order to achieve that I’ve been on every supplement and eating every food known to increase milk supply.  My new odor is Eau du Fenugreek. If you don’t know what fenugreek smells like, smell your sweaty gym shoes and multiply it by 1000 and add a gross spice shop smell. I smell like that even after a shower. It is really unpleasant.

The thing about weekends and babies? They are the same as weekdays and babies.  You have no idea what a full-time job being a parent is until you become one….well maybe you do but you appreciate what hard work it is especially given the overall monotony of it. Which is not to say I’m not enjoying my time. So far the kid is pretty awesome and like all new parents we find her smiles caused by gas and neck lifting abilities to be huge accomplishments but it is still a lot of work and the lack of sleep is starting to catch up with me.

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One Response to “Monotony”

  1. Emilia said

    Who’da thunk your daughter wouldn’t like to be cold…

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