A typical day of the new parent
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21-03-2011, 11:16 AM
A typical day of the new parent
wake up, go to work
come back from work
find wife totally upset (wantedtodostuffandcantbedoneohsotierdpleaspleasetakebabyneedsleep)
send wife to bed (looked really tired. woke up at night to feed baby) /*ignore baby cries*/
change baby's diaper /*ignore baby cries*/
warm up mothers-milk /*ignore baby cries*/
feed baby
swear against leaking baby-bottle and change t-shirt /*ignore baby cries*/
change diaper /*ignore baby cries*/
feed baby
chance t-shirt after baby puked /*ignore baby cries*/
put baby in bed /*ignore baby cries*/
try to tidy up kitchen
place pacifier
try to tidy up kitchen further /*ignore baby cries*/
place pacifier again
try to ti... /*cant ignore f'kn baby cries*/
take baby on lap
place pacifier /*ignore baby cries*/
place pacifier
watch baby fall asleep
enjoy silence
send away dog licking baby's head /*ignore baby cries*/
place pacifier
watch baby fall asleep anew
gently put baby in bed.
make "success kid" move
enjoy silence
clean kitchen definitively
stuff a ham and a cheese sandwich in mouth, flush with cup of tea.
jump up and look at baby because it’s too silent (Crib Death!!)
regret waking up baby for irrational reasons /*ignore baby cries*/
warm up mothers-milk /*ignore baby cries*/
feed baby
change t-shirt full of puke, note you only have one left, wear bib yourself to prevent it from happening again
feed baby further
place pacifier
rock bab... clean bit of puke
place pacifier
rock baby to sleep
change diaper /*ignore baby cries*/
rock baby to sleep anew
put baby in bed
walk dog
get strange look from neighbour (still wearing bib)
drag tired ass to comfy chair, open laptop and read news about Iraq, theist child rapists, oil spills, alkaline bauxite mudslides, earthquakes, nuclear disasters, Libya... and get a much needed correct perspective of things
gently take baby out of bed, watch her while she sleeps
wonder if you will ever be that peaceful again and, by proxy, feel it happening to you that very instant
write below poem
fall asleep next to wife with smile on face while listening to her heartbeat

Linde
You where 10 minutes old
Maybe 15
Because everything took so long the good doctor decided to put you in an incubator to recuperate
Before you came I promised your mom to stay with you
The nurse covered you in a warm blanket and told me she would bring you to the incubator
I said "No no, Let me do that, just tell me where I have to be"
She did, and gave you in my arms
That was the first time I held you, and really felt you. I didn’t gave notice at that moment though
I carried you, for the first time in your life, trough a door witch closed behind me
I stood alone in a clearly lit but empty hallway. There was no one.
I walked...
You looked at me. Dark eyes, the colour different from now, where watching me and scanning the world around us.
That look
Daddy proud as a peacock
No one to witness us two
You and me, for the first time together alone
silent, clear hallway
the sound of footsteps
and those pretty eyes
that feeling girl
As long as you and I will live, I will never forget that feeling.

Love
Daddy

Observer

Agnostic atheist
Secular humanist
Emotional rationalist
Disclaimer: Don’t mix the personal opinion above with the absolute and objective truth. Remember to think for yourself. Thank you.
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21-03-2011, 07:06 PM
RE: A typical day of the new parent
5 star thread.
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21-03-2011, 08:15 PM
RE: A typical day of the new parent
Aww. Smile

The parts about the dog licking her head, and about your neighbor looking at you funny made me laugh out loud. Big Grin

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21-03-2011, 08:58 PM
RE: A typical day of the new parent
Such a wonderful post

I'm not a non believer, I believe in the possibility of anything. I just don't let the actuality of something be determined by a 3rd party.
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22-03-2011, 05:42 AM
RE: A typical day of the new parent
It just keeps getting better, too. At least so far. Not looking forward to the teen years.

But, enjoy these moments because time goes really, really fast. My oldest will be 10 in May. I can't believe 10 years has just about gone already. Wow.

Shackle their minds when they're bent on the cross
When ignorance reigns, life is lost
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