Miles has no idea what's ahead for him. Tomorrow...his training begins.
Changing Miles's diaper has turned into quite a production. Jaclyn's complained to me about this the past several mornings, but today I got a whiff (bad word choice...how about "glimpse"?) of just how challenging it's gotten. The second Miles hits the changing pad, he tries to roll over. After he flips himself over, he starts … Continue reading Day 226
As Miles's dexterity improves, he's finding more and more uses for his fingers (while he suffers from what I can only refer to as "thumb delay"...still working on mastering, or even acknowledging, the opposable digits). One of his recently discovered joys is fiddling with the bag containing his wipes during diaper changes. While he throws … Continue reading Day 128
A new poop approaches! 8) Swamp Thing Yielding a bright spinach-colored base and a murky, liquid consistency, this poop is forever tied to The Green. The pungent aroma that accompanies this poo is reminiscent of that smell that makes you think you must've stepped in something, but nothing appears to be on the bottom of … Continue reading Day 59: Poop Update 2!
I came to the slightest modicum of consciousness last night, I'm not certain of the time, to the sounds of Miles wailing. The cries were emphatic, and even in my stupor I was concerned. With half-opened eyes, I rolled over to look down to the foot of the bed, making out the shapes of both … Continue reading Day 55: The Sounds of the Night-time II
53 days...500 DIAPERS.
It is with the deepest regret and shame that I confess to having missed Miles's most incredible poop thus far. I was afraid that being at work would mean missing out on significant milestones, and today marked the first time this fear was made truly manifest. I only barely missed it, arriving home just minutes … Continue reading Day 31: The Shit-Storm
Yesterday brought with it an exciting development in the poop department. 7) The Raptor Attack An attack on the unassuming, diaper-changing parent, who is likely on-guard against sudden peeing, this poop is the thing you didn't see coming. Pure liquid, projectile poop, it spews forth at a rate too fast to counter. You were doomed … Continue reading Day 23: Poop Update!
10 minutes, by the numbers: Two doses of medicine Four diapers Two poops Two pees One wardrobe change
Not to be all self-congratulatory, but I've found that so far there are very few parts of parenting that I was unprepared for or not anticipating. But there is, beyond a doubt, one aspect I didn't realize would become so time-consuming...LAUNDRY. This kid goes through wardrobes like Beyonce on tour. Every hour or so … Continue reading Day 15