Its been an absolutely hectic, insane, beautiful few days since Benjamin arrived in our lives. Im intending to write a blog about the night of his birth – just to try and sort out all the events of the evening as well as do it just in a way which is entirely appropriate.
For now though I’ve realised that between my wife and I (as well as just myself) we have developed a few codewords which are used to identify something happening with Benjamin in a short and succint way. I thought I might share these with you.
This is what happens whilst we are changing his nappy. Daddy will have very carefully moved his babygro out the way but despite that whilst I am fumbling for the tab on the right hand side Benjamin will manage to pee without me noticing out the other side of the flapping nappy. The first time this happened was when I had managed to for the first time change his nappy successfully on my own only to hand Ben back to mom and for her to tell me that the back of his babygro was soaked. Strangely the nappy was bone dry …
This is a fairly simple one – the solution may be slightly surprising. Batface is when he is in a fairly active mode, waving his arms and hands around in a decent MJ impression, only to whack his face pretty good. Hence Batface. The solution? We discovered early on that dedicated scratch mitts are next to useless so instead we’ve been putting newborn socks onto his hands in such a way that the ankle bit corresponds to his wrists. Much better.
Turtlenecking (one I just use)
An immensely cute movement of his when he stretches what is still his scrawny little neck out.
That’s it for now – will add more as we go along.