> i said, "i'm never going to sit in the backseat of a car with my baby."...i said, "i better sit in the backseat with ben to make sure he's okay on the way home."
> i rolled my eyes at parental discussion of bowel movements...i regaled everyone over dinner last night with the details of my baby's latest diaper change.
> i thought it was funny when parents wanted to tell you how smart/strong etc their child is...you should know that ben is already holding up his head and can hold is own soother in.
> i didn't think i'd be one to give many details of my labour to people who didn't want to know...i described the experience to our friend/downstairs tenant with way too much description. ;)
> i wondered why parents didn't want to let their baby cry it out...i tried to leave ben for two minutes and couldn't. it was too sad.
tim and i are loving our little boy and are muddling our way through the first week trying to figure him out. so far, he likes his carseat and being in the car, enjoys his vibrating chair, gets the hiccups often, and loves to look at the light coming in the windows. he didn't cry in his first bath or when the public health nurse stripped him down and weighed him today. he cries inconsolably for awhile around 11pm at night and we haven't figured out why yet. but we're having a great time getting to know him.