Tuesday, January 20, 2009

It's a baby's life


It sure does take some getting used to having a little one around the house. I can't quite jump on and off email - having Theo trying to drink milk at the same time! I guess I will get the hang of it.


Dad has been a great help too - like a duck to water - and not afraid of pooey nappies. Theo has ended up sleeping with us throughout some of the feeding sessions throughout the night. Just makes it easier!

4 comments:

Em said...

It's funny how a little pink bundle can only be a few days old and yet feel like they've been part of your world forever...... I am glad things are going well for you, Theo looks very contented!

meet me at mikes - crafty! said...

We slept with all our kids in the beginning. We were tired, and they were hungry. They are now 21, 12 and nearly 9 and super great. Do what is easiest for you, don't listen to the SPOCK-ers and it will all turn out just great! Such lovely photos, I must say!

Kara said...

Thanks guys! Any tips on settling will be greatly welcome though Pip, the baby sleeping in bed routine is definately a winner but yes, have had people ominiously warn 'don't go there'!

willywagtail said...

Dad looks totally conked out! A friend just told me what saved her life (literally, she was around the twist from lack of sleep for 9 months) don't let baby drink to sleep - it must be awake at bedtime - establish a bedtime routine and do it EVERY TIME - swaddle your baby - up over the shoulder - pat it's back - sing the SAME song - say goodnight and put it into it's bed - leave - do not re enter except at set intervals (see info on control crying possibly 20 minutes - you might break your heart but baby won't) at which time you repeat exactly the same routine asides of the swaddling as that should already be done. I wish that I had known these steps when I had mine, they would have saved a lot of crying for everyone. You might change these steps to suit yourself but both parents should do exactly the same steps. Regularity resolve and firmness (little ones can read your uncertainty like a book) are the keys apparently. Cherrie