12 Things I Forgot About Having A Baby (Pt. 1)

I’m sorry I’ve been away for a little while, but my wife and I were busy giving birth to our son Easton!  Ok, Cherie did much more of “the birthing” and I did much more of the standing around and encouraging, but at the end of the day I’m a daddy again!

We are so very grateful for the prayers and support as little Easton tried to follow in his big sister’s footsteps a little too early and have a NICU stay of his own.  God truly answered our prayers and we are fortunate to be able to leave on time with our son in tow!

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Well, it didn’t take long to realize that in the past 3 years I had forgotten a few things about having a baby.

Here is Part 1 of the 12 Things I Forgot About Having A Baby.

 

12.  Labor Is Crazy.  One minute you are sitting at home watching DVR’d episodes of Judge Judy and 4 hours later you are in a hospital room watching your wife become a member of the Avengers as she gives birth to a 7 pound miracle!

11.  Doctor’s Are Really Aggressive.  It still is mind melting to me that as parents we hold our children like delicate porcelain dolls only to hand them over to doctors and nurses that play with them like GI-Joes in the back yard.  “Easy Doc!  That took some work to get here!”

10.  Men Could Never Give Birth.  Ignoring physiology all together, guys don’t have what it takes mentally, emotionally, or fortitudenly to get 6-10 pounds of baby out of a car seat let alone…well…themselves.  God knew that if the human race was going to exist it would have to be up to the woman because the man would tap out way to quickly.

9.  Leaving The Hospital Feels Like You Got Fired.  This seemed so ironic to me.  I mean if you think about it, when they say you need to go home, you are escorted to the front door, your stuff is boxed up, and they won’t leave until you alone until you drive away.  The only thing missing is a severance package and a maybe an exit interview!

8.  Burps Are God’s Release Valves.  I quickly remembered how amazing the sound of a burp was after a bottle-feeding.  Those little gaseous releases makes the whole world right again.  Plus, I’m pretty sure that I hold my breath the whole time I’m patting his back so when the burp comes that means I get to breathe again.

7.  Poop, Pee, Breast Feeding, and Nipples Are Ok To Talk About Publically.  Not that I’m chomping at the bit to throw “poopy” in on a daily basis or anything, but I remember now that there are fewer faux pa words when babies are in the picture.  People actually will strike up conversations around bowl movements and milk production, when normally those don’t make the top 10 of first date conversation starters I don’t think.

 

 

….Stay Tuned for the last 6! 

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