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Whoever said they sleep 17 to 20 hours a day was lying, so was whoever said newborn poo doesn’t smell.
My baby makes all kinds of sound effects including growls, squeaks and spaceship crashes. I hope mine isn’t the only one that growls, what is Kody teaching him??
He prefers to poop into a clean diaper.
He can poop, pee and spit up at the same time, usually when the diaper is off. On a related note, he can generate a full load of laundry in a morning.
He’s not supposed to be able to roll over, lift his head or scoot forward yet but he can and will do so the instant you’re not paying full attention.
A sleeping baby will instantly awaken at the sound of the shower being turned on or a cup of coffee being poured.
One big question we had about bringing a baby home was how the dogs would react. Spoiler: It turns out fine.
Kody: 110lb Female German Shepherd 12 years old.
Initially: super excited and a bit puzzled why Andy wasn’t given to her to raise like the puppies and kittens that come to our house.
Most commonly used phrases: Gently! and Go lay down!
After a few days: Very loyal and quiet, stays out of the nursery (mostly). Comes to get me if Andy cries. Hasn’t left our side.
Most commonly used phrases: Good dog! Andy’s fine.
Loki: 80 lb male lab/blue heeler cross (???) 10 years old (???) rescue dog
Initially: apprehensive, spent a lot of time hiding at the back door
Most commonly used phrases: It’s ok buddy; We still love you.
After a few days: gentle and curious. still my shadow.
Most commonly used phrases: good boy; hey, don’t eat that
Well, actually Andy is 4 weeks old. Andrew Craig Robert Baier was born at 5:18PM on December 6, 2012. He weighed 6 lbs 9 oz.
It was an interesting day. His heart rate dropped several times, his cord was around his neck and he got stuck on the way out. We avoided an emergency c-section by moments (and forceps); we were both a little roughed up. Many thanks to the staff at the hospital and to my OB all of whom did an amazing job getting us through it.
Since then we’ve had a trip back to the hospital for a night under the jaundice lights, the challenge of learning to feed a very sleepy newborn and an investigation into some health issues that are turning out to be nothing except a way to scare the shit out of me. Tomorrow we see the pediatrician for an official healthy baby report.
Clint is turning out to be an amazing dad and has been a huge help, especially in the first 2 weeks when I was recovering.
So, here we are, a family. I’ve never been so happy (or tired).