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.