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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

New Baby

So the reason I haven't posted much in the last several months is very simple: we had a brand new baby.  (And boy is he cute!)  Well, now that we've got a newborn, a 3-year old, and a 4-year old, I realize just how easy babies are.  How easy?

Well, they sleep, poop, eat, sleep, eat, sleep, poop, pee?, sleep, sleep, eat, sleep, and so on.  In other words, they sleep a lot!  (Our 3 and 4 year olds?  Not so much...)  I find myself wishing our older ones could be infants again.  Anyone who is considering having a baby should know this, babies aren't the ones you need to be worried about, it's the toddlers.  Here's a helpful chart, based on my experience:

Newborn (1-12 months)    = Easy.  Messy, but easy.
1-year old (13-24 months) = Also easy.  Kids seem to gravitate towards anything dangerous, so it's stressful, but still not too bad.
2-year old = Terrible?  Not as bad as you think.  They're just louder and defiant.  2 just requires a little bit of patience and a glass or three of wine.
3-year old = WHAT DID I DO TO DESERVE THIS?!?!  Keep the exorcist on speed dial, because they get craaaaazy!  Tantrums, back sassing, know it all, head rolling, wall climbing, talk, talk, talk, talk, talk, but nothing agreeable to say!  Aaaahhhh!  Be afaid.
4-year old = Do you want to know why they don't have a word to go with 4-year-olds?  Because they're normal human beings finally.  They know cause and effect.  You can finally reason with them.  (They should call them the finally fours.)  

As for the 5 and ups, I guess we'll see.  That's the next few chapters of our lives.  I'll keep you updated.  (And I'll try to write a few more blog posts in the meantime.)


JubilantHeart said...

haha Is this a glimpse at my near future?
Right now Tigerlily is rolling everywhere, not yet scooting or crawling though. She's very vocal and seems to realy favor the high pitched squeels that work for both delight and anger. >.<
But she's a lot of fun! Just cut two teeth front and center. Our nursing days might be coming to a close... we'll see how she adapts.

How's your little one?? What is his name? I know your lovely wife told me but I can't remember... postpartum brain. =P

I'm glad to hear you guys are doing well!

Cole Garrett said...

Yeah, nursing and teeth... I'm not sure how that works. I think it's either time for a pump or it could be the end of the road, lol!

His name is Weston. :) And he is a hungry boy, growing fast!

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JubilantHeart said...

haha yes, the end of the road may be near...

Weston! Great name!

I'm glad to hear you're all doing well.

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