Get ready for it.
This is Base Camp B.
My mom is staying in the nursery while she’s helping us take care of things and we have B sleeping in the Pack N’ Play in our room. We hear every movement, every coo, every snort. We respond by waking up and looking at him and whispering to each other.
“Did you see him move?”
“Do you think he’s cold?”
“Is he dreaming?”
“Should we pick him up?”
“Do you think he’s wet?”
“Should I feed him now?”
B is the center of our world. I can absolutely understand why some parents are dubbed “helicopter.” I don’t want anyone breathing on him, letting him cry, doubting his potential, being anything but kind to him.
When daytime comes we all generally set up on the sofa for nursing and reading and rocking. We have B nap in the living room so he understands that the bedroom is for night sleeping and the swing is for day sleeping. I’m not sure this is making much of a difference, but everything we read about routine says you can’t start early enough. And as a result, our living room is baby central.
These past two weeks we’ve learned a lot about B and I imagine he’s learned a lot about us!
B dislikes onion-flavored breast milk, being put down before he’s actually asleep, waiting around (for more than 30 seconds) in a wet diaper.
We continue to be in love and do not want my mother to leave us. Please stay, Mommy, and send for Dad.