Monday, November 29, 2010

What we learned: 1 Month

Bennett is one month old today. Not to brag, but I would like to give my family a gold star for surviving this first month of getting to know one another. Running on little sleep, the inability to control limbs, and as ignorant first time parents, I'd have to say we didn't do too bad. In the past 31 days, the three of us have come a long way and we've learned a great deal, not least of which there are a lot of outtakes before you find the right one.

Bennett learned to turn his head.
Rocky learned not to drop the baby.

I learned how to do the laundry, answer emails, make lunch and clean the bathroom one handed.

Bennett learned that it is in fact possible to be awake and not cry.
Rocky learned that Bennett's hunger cry sounds like hung-gee.

I learned how to live on 4 hours of sleep.

Bennett learned how to use a pacifier.
Rocky learned sometimes rules are meant to be broken.

I learned that a successful trip out must include a pacifier, cell phone, keys, and ooh, the baby.

Bennett learned that being naked can be liberating.
Rocky learned to never leave a baby without a diaper for longer than half a second.

I learned that sometimes it is necessary to change your clothes and your baby's clothes twice in an hour.

Bennett learned to make eye contact.
Rocky learned the value of paternity leave. He didn't have to miss a sneeze, a hiccup or a squawk.

I learned that this is hard work. As he outgrows his pj's, his socks, and his diapers that as hard as this is, the good stuff passes just as fast as the hard.


  1. He is super super cute!!! ~Anna

  2. Looking great - keep up the good work you guys! Are you headed back to work? If so, when? I'd tell you I could give you pointers but I'm still in survival mode. I have yet to have a day where I have successfully made it out the door with EVERYTHING I needed for the day. I inevitably leave one thing behind each day. Luckily it has yet to be Sophie... :)