Sunday, January 11, 2009

on sleep and poo

The two most common questions we get asked are:

1. Are you getting any sleep? This is either asked with a snicker by childless friends, or with a knowing, sympathetic look by those with kids.

2. Isn't it gross having to change all those diapers?

As for sleep, we get some, although less than we're accustomed to. Our usual schedule goes something like this: Holly goes to sleep around 10 or 11. Cassidy eats then and falls asleep soon after. (He's sleeping in bed with us for now.) I go to bed around 12 or 1. Cassidy wakes up hungry at 2 or so and I feed him. Holly gets up around 5 to go to work and feeds him again sometime between 6 and 7. He comes back to bed and snoozes for an hour or so, and we get up around 8. When Holly's not working, she watches him in the morning and I sleep in more.

As for poo and pee, it's gross the first couple of times, but then you get used to it. He's developing an amazing number of ways to keep it novel, though - peeing on the changing table, peeing on himself, pooping on his clothes, waiting until the new diaper is on to poop, waiting until his legs are being lifted to projectile poop across the changing table, and so on. He doesn't like to rest on his laurels.

Here's a picture of Cassidy weighing his poo-distribution options, shortly after his bath last week.

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