Friday, November 16, 2007

Waaahhhhh!

The sheer number of variables is staggering. Why is he crying? What now? He's chewing and drooling almost non-stop; is it teething? Are those white nubs on top? No, they usually come bottom first. Well, usually doesn't mean always; they're probably teeth coming. But that's early right? It's probably not teeth yet. But he's spitting up a lot; is it belly pain? He's got some red spots that look like the beginning of diaper rash; is he irritated? Is he bored? Is he sleepy? If he's sleepy, why doesn't he just go to sleep? Is he hungry? Is it all of the above? None of the above? Four or five days of an unhappy baby, and I'm feeling all wrung out and desperate. You mean you people have gone through this, and multiple times, and still kept your sanity and stayed out of prison?

I suppose it's like marriage. No one can really understand how hard it is to make a marriage work until they're right in the middle of it. If they could understand, no one would get married. Not that it's not worth it, but when you're stuck in the middle of the hardest parts, you really do wonder. It certainly took me longer than 3 1/2 months to get to the "holy crap, what have I gotten myself into" stage on the marriage thing, though. But last week wasn't like this week. There's no reason to think next week will be like this week. Right? Somebody? Right?

2 comments:

anniemcq said...

right.

Of course, you might want to drink before then, though.

Tracey R. said...

"You mean you people have gone through this, and multiple times, and still kept your sanity and stayed out of prison?"


Whatever gave you the idea that we kept our sanity? Pshaw.

That's why I popped them out in a short span. I knew that if I ever got OUT of your stage, I would not be able to voluntarily enter back in.

I echo Anniemcq's suggestion. Drink. A lot.

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