Tuesday, February 21, 2006
More Kyle is coming!
Every now and then on TV you hear the staggering statistic that over 90% of parents don't properly secure infants in car seats. John and I figured we'd start practicing. Esau was more than willing to serve as the "test infant". Thanks Mom and Dad for the car seat!
Chloe, on the right is getting high on latex paint fumes in Kyle's room. I painted the walls green with ONE ARM! As you can see, it's hard to take a picture of your arm... this is the infamous "robo arm". Two more weeks of this cumbersome contraption!
Tonight John and I attended Infant Care 101 at Babies R Us. We sat through a 20 minute video, 15 of those minutes were about how to breastfeed your baby. Talk about not so subtle agenda! Bottle feeding was mentioned for about four seconds should we as parents choose the option - like we have a choice!
John's here, say "hi" John... Hmmm. Well, what can I say?! I'm excited!!!! After waiting for 7 years for this moment, it's finally here! I'm looking forward to the challenges of being a father! I guess I'll learn like most parents with their first child - "trial by fire"! Boredom as most of you know rarely happens in our household! There will be more excitement to come!
And that, my friends, was a word from John.
Back to my story...after the video we went to the infant care section to glean more knowledge about the bottle thing. Don't laugh! Did you know there are different kinds of nipples for different stages of development? There is slow flow - fast flow - depends how much the baby sucks.
This evening I talked to my friend Susie. She asked if I was freaked out yet. I lied and said "No, of course not," she called out my bald-faced lie. Yes, cyber world, I am officially "freaked out." People w/ kids tell me not to worry, but it's hard! All my experience is with teenagers... (long pause...) Alright, so teens can act like babies, but they are toilet trained, well, most are. I guess it's one of those events in life that you settle into once it happens. There is not a sure way to be absolutely prepared. Each baby is different. Parents expecting their second, like my friend Melissa, feel like they are starting all over again. What worked with one kidlett, will most certainly not work with the next. God sure does have a sense of humor in this litter-box world!