Monday, March 23, 2009

Lightening the Mood

First, thank you for all your supportive messages and comments about the last post. Each day is getting better emotionally and physically and I'm very thankful for everyone in my life as I get through the unexpected birth scenario and the first days of being a new mom. Besides you can't be too down when you are looking at this little guy every day.

To lighten the mood a little more, I thought I would share some of our recent funny new parent moments. The first is typical baby boy stuff, but we got a good laugh at Milo's first diaper change at home this past Friday. Chris was changing him and forgot to get a cover on him quickly enough, consequently a very impressive arc of pee went flying a good three feet landing in an impressive puddle on the wood floors. I had heard of this happening, but to see it in real life was quite amusing to us as new parents. We have learned to duck when Milo gets too quiet during a changing.

The other funny thing happened last night as Chris and I were getting three (glorious) hours of sleep around 11 p.m. I woke up a little hazy and wanted to know where the baby was, Chris said right here and indicated Prada who was sleeping between us. I asked if the baby turned into a cat and Chris kind of grunted approval. I was so out of it, I thought huh, he's changed, but whatever and just dragged the poor cat into my lap to start nursing her. Luckily, I didn't get too far into the process because I think that would have been quite painful. Instead Chris snapped to it and said, no that is the cat, the baby is in his crib. Prada was released and no one was the worse for the incident.

Also, if you hadn't noticed, I think this blog will be rather mommy-oriented for a bit. I'll like having the record of Milo's early days and sharing it with any of you who are interested.


Toni said...

lol...the cat story was crazy funny!

Isnt it amazing how far those little boys can pee? :) And, there are actually some t-pees that you can buy to cover up his "sprayer". lol...its just too cute being a baby.

Good job on feeling better and if the weather is nice enough make sure you both get outside for some nice sunshine, that always makes my day. :)

Kate said...

Funny, funny! The cat and arc of pee! As the mom of two boys now, I totally understand the occasional surprise soaking. You'll be old pros in no time. And, isn't sleep deprivation the best...we're almost back to those days again!

Glad you are feeling a little better, Amy. Just keep looking at that little boy and remind yourself that no matter how he got here, he is here and healthy! Hugs to all of you.
Kate :)

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear that you are feeling better and that parenthood is bringing you some laughter :) I used to keep baby washcloths at Jackson's changing table to cover him in the middle of diaper changes!

Emily said...

Started laughing out loud and my cat jumped off the couch and ran out of the room... Great story :)