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02 May 2007 @ 12:36 am
10 months...  
I've often heard that a human baby's nine months inside a mother's womb is not enough and if he/she (the fetus) had his/her way, he/she would stay in the womb for another month to properly prepare him/herself for the adjustment of being outside of the womb environment.

Bryan is now 11 days old and has developed the pattern of being totally comatose during the hours of the day, three hours at a time. At night, he would stir every 10-15 minutes looking for a feeding (or drink, it's the same during the breastfeeding stages).

Sleep deprivation is now our biggest enemy and although I'm a night person, Bryan doesn't fancy the bottle nipple thus requiring me to wake the sleep-needing wife for her assistance in feeding otherwise I would simply use the stored breastmilk in the frig.

So, this is to continue for the next couple of weeks.

Sometimes, I feel totally incapable to provide help with the baby.
 
 
 
CJ_sacchi on May 2nd, 2007 01:20 pm (UTC)
My mom told me that I should buy one of those chair-and-a-half chairs, so that when I'm up late feeding my baby, I can just fall asleep in it (since the process itself is so soothing anyway... and mommy is always absolutely exhausted).

I think after time he'll adjust to bottle feeding. And don't worry: you are MUCH more helpful than a lot of dads can be, just by virtue of the fact that you worry about helping. Many fathers will just roll over and go back to sleep with little concern for their wife or child; just their sleep schedule. So the fact that you care and you're doing your best to help her out means a lot.
Non sono stato iocheez_ball on May 2nd, 2007 05:30 pm (UTC)
I agree with sacchi, you sound like you're already an awesome dad. :-)
aphiorogueaphiorogue on May 5th, 2007 02:00 am (UTC)
Look into Avent bottles (the only ones Andy would use). also ... seriously. If you will hold the baby so she can shower...as someone who has been the mother of newborns. ... that right there is a HUGE Help. that and letting the mommy nap. mmmm naps. anything you do to help - is a help - trust me.