Reflecting back on yesterday’s experience with Jake (which really wasn’t that bad, it just involved a LOT of crying), I have to see it as a success. I know that with a small change of routine, he will start to get used to me being a source of comfort in the “going to sleep department”. He’s used to Mommy giving him the magic booby just before bedtime. Now daddy’s giving me a bottle!? WTF!? Where’s magic booby?

I have to tell you though, I have stood in burning buildings, lived through a tornado, and dove out of airplanes. But that feeling of helplessness when you can’t comfort your kid is more stressful than all three of those combined!

I know that it’s just a matter of time and practice. Things will only get easier. But for now, I think I’m going to have to start dying my hair!:)

Me at 8pm last night:)

DAY 261: Baby In a Strip Joint?

What’s a dollar dance?

Tomorrow is Mama’s first day back to work. I feel like it’s Ferris Bueller’s Day Off! We have SO MUCH guy stuff to do. I don’t even know where to start!?! Should we go fishing? A baseball game? Should I take Jake to a strip joint? I might be a bit overzealous, seeing that he’s only awake for two hours at a time. I just hope he makes it through dollar dances!!!:)

DAY 259: Gratuitous Use of "The C Word"

Today, at a local fair, Jake was absolutely mesmerized by this chicken that wouldn’t stop “laughing”! The bird honestly sounded like an old lady cackling! Meanwhile, I was amazed at the size of the blue-ribbon winning rooster just a few cages away. What a huge cock! WAIT! That didn’t sound right…

WTF am I looking at???
Still no clue. Is this a woof-woof? Woof-woof’s don’t laugh??? 
Funny chicky!!!

DAY 257: Oh What A Night!

Just when you think you’ve got your kid figured out, they change! Jake’s sleep schedule is off the hook! Gwamma and Gwampa came over for some grilled pizzas, and the crack baby was up until 9pm! All this on less than one hour’s nap since this morning! Anywho, he’s quite fun to watch when he’s all jacked up on sleep deprivation! What a beautiful night!!!

DAY 256: What About Your Beaver!?

Recently I’ve noticed little marks on the crib railing. I assumed it was from us bending over the crib to lift Jake out and scratching it. Little did I know that beaver-boy has been standing up in the crib and gnawing on it like an animal! Now I know why they sell crib rail teething guards at Babies R Us! I think I’ll save $25 and just smear Horseradish on it!:)