I’ll be honest. When I thought about what it would be like with a newborn I thought it would be slightly easier than when you have a toddler, for example. Not easy by any means. Easier. I thought my day would consist of three main things; changing, feeding, sleeping. Everything in between would be a bonus. I thought I’d be able to whip up a gourmet meal whilst he slept and have it ready for when S came home AND eat it. Newborn babies sleep loads, especially after eating, right? Wrong.
Over the past 5 weeks, because of T’s love of being awake for longer, I’ve learnt tons of new skills, a very special set of new skills…
• I’ve learnt when projectile urine is imminent.
• I’ve learnt how to cook a Thai Curry/Chilli Con Carne/Lasange/Stir-Fry in under 20 minutes.
• I’ve learnt what mess T has made by the smell of his crotch.
• I’ve learnt how to make a cup of tea with one hand.
• I’ve learnt what type of day it’s going to be going on how T has woken up.
• I’ve learnt how to pull a pram up stairs.
• I’ve learnt what T wants going on his cry.
• I’ve learnt to play fetch with the dog whilst feeding.
• I’ve learnt T prefers setting 4 on his play mat.
• I’ve learnt how precious and valuable time is looking at how quickly T is changing already.
These skills will no doubt be regular life savers over the next few weeks, if not months, and on top of this I’ll hopefully acquire a few more.