Friday night Eric and I rented a few videos, ordered take-out, and settled in for what will probably be the first of many in-home date nights. We rented the movie "Be Kind, Rewind", and we both thought it was just hilarious. (Jacob, you and Melissa will probably not enjoy it, as its humor is of the quirky-Napoleon-Dynamite variety.) I'm becoming more and more of a Jack Black fan all the time (although I still haven't seen Nacho Libre).
- In the absence of a Kleenex, a burp cloth works well in the handling of unexpected "baby blues" tears.*
- When changing a diaper, it is best to have the clean diaper prepped and ready to go before you remove the wet or soiled diaper from the baby.
- If you want to avoid leaks and blowouts (and who doesn't?), it's helpful to place the diaper on the baby quite snugly, just tight enough that it doesn't cause her pain, in fact.
- Even at 4:00 a.m., when I'm exhausted and a bit sore, and trying to deal with a whole bunch of changes within a very short time, one quick smile from my Heather can turn everything around for me.
*If you're worried, don't be. I'm fine. I cry a bit more than I used to just now, but the crying spells pass quickly, and generally for no apparent reason. That makes me inclined to think that it's just hormones, combined with sudden lack of sleep, and that things should settle down as I get more experience with this whole motherhood thing. As you might imagine, Eric is (as always) being a real gem about it all, and taking it in stride. What a lucky girl I am.