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A good laugh at new parents… December 11, 2008

Filed under: Personal — Paula G, Professor Pocket and My Pregnancy @ 5:14 pm
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So, we’ve had our little Leo for almost two weeks and Joe and I are in love. He is such a sweet, easygoing baby. Completely kissable and funny too. Joe thinks the little squeaks and noises Leo makes are magic, and he’s nicknamed him Monsieur Squeaky. Funny.

We are getting the hang of this parenting world. Everyone warns you, or tries to tell you what a whirlwind it all is, but until you live it you can’t understand it. The first couple of days home from the hospital were the toughest. Introducing this new person into your everyday life was a challenge, but now I feel like we are settling into a little rhythm. We are starting to understand his cries and noises, gas vs. hunger etc. He is a pretty good sleeper, sometimes giving us 3 ½ hours straight! Not bad for a newborn, I think that is one of the benefits of having a bigger baby.

We have made typical new parent mistakes however. Yesterday we decided to run out together to grab a quick sandwich. I guess I’m still not used to carrying a diaper bag with me at all times, because I forgot it. The plan was grab the sandwich and head home to eat. Joe waited outside with Leo and as I approached him with our lunch, I noticed Joe had taken him out of his car seat. To Joe’s surprise, Leo had pooped and let’s just say the diaper didn’t do its job. There was poop everywhere, on daddy, on Leo, on his car seat, EVERYWHERE. It was at this moment that I realized I had not brought the diaper bag. Lesson learned. Poor Leo had to ride (it was a short one) home covered in poop, and so did poor Joe.

Lesson #1 for new parents: Always bring your diaper bag.

leo-sleeping

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3 Responses to “A good laugh at new parents…”

  1. Nathalie Says:

    Oh man…so Joe was officially inaugurated 😉 One other tip on that front… always bring at least one change of clothes for Leo AND you on an airplane.

    I remember the first time Carlos tried to change Louis in an airplane bathroom. He brought him back to me naked with his hand covering his bum. LOL.

    And be sure to have Joe ask Carlos about his special Father’s Day brunch with Louis at the Westin.

  2. Karen Says:

    Oh, newborn poop… explosive. 😉

  3. Darby Lancaster Says:

    Beautfiful boy! Congrats to you and your family!!!
    Keep a spare diaper bag in the cars for emergencies.
    It happens to us all at least once. ( I’m a friend of Nathalie’s – in Charlotte. She’s been so excited for y’all.)


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