March 10, 2010

New Parenting Bloopers

M and I read, read, and read all kinds of articles in preparation for becoming parents. We picked apart the brains of our family, our friends, and our coworkers. We knew that there was a lot that we still didn't know....but we thought we had a handle on the parenting thing..... here are just a few of our bloopers from the first few days

- Friday night, 2:00 a.m. : Our sweet precious baby morphs from content infant to screaming monster. She has been fed, is properly swaddled in her blanket, we've walked (well M did), we've rocked, we've sang. Why is she crying????? Then it hits us -- neither of us had checked her diaper since she had been brought to us. Oops!

-Sunday night, 8:00 p.m. - Joycelen's bathtime. We take her into our bathroom, turn on the wall heater to get the room nice and warm, strip her down to just her diaper. Um....where's the baby wash? I go retreive the baby wash. Um.....where's the wash cloth? M goes and gets the wash cloth. This was repeated with her towel and a clean diaper.

-Monday night, 11:00 p.m. - M is changing Joycelen's diaper. He gets her fully changed, starts to snap her onesie when he realizes it is soaking wet. Afraid that he spilt alcohol on her (from cleaning her belly button), he calls me into the nursery to perform the sniff test. It was urine. Apparently, M forgot to put another diaper under Joyceln while he dealt with the old one.

I am sure that we are going to have a lot more mishaps along the way. But they make for great stories, and keep us laughing.

1 comment:

Kari said...

It sounds like you have a great sense of humor about your parenting learning curves so far. I hope that you are able to relax and enjoy being a new mom a bit, even if it's new and stressful. Wishing you all the best!