I last did a report about life with Hunter when I was 3 weeks in. Since then, I’ve learned a few more things.
Getting up in the middle of the night repeatedly can make a man (and mom) batshit crazy. For us (and most people), the getting up in the middle of the night to feed the child never stops and is totally exhausting. Diane and I are taking turns who gets up for the main feeding in the middle of the night. We found that if the same person keeps doing it, that person becomes not so fun to hang out with. We’ll see how this new experiment goes.
Well, Hunter came into the world three weeks ago. A few people have asked how it’s going. Here are some initial thoughts:
There are some new experiences. Here’s one. Never in my life have ever not been able to go to sleep when i’m tired. If i’m really tired at the end of a day and something comes up, i’ve always (if I’m really tired) been abel to push that item off till the morning or do some small action to appease it enough where i can still go to bed. Even in college, i’d take short power naps when i got really tired in the middle of the night. I’ve never been forced to stay awake, ever. Until now. Not being able to go to sleep because a baby is just crying its face off is a new experience and it’s quite painful.
We had a big change in the Lewhouse family this week. On Monday afternoon at 5:25, we welcomed Hunter Lewis into the world. He’s definitely keeping us busy and now that we figured out how to actually get food into him. We’re rolling – at least so we think. If you’re interested, you can read below for a timeline log of the actual birth and how it went down.