Dad does bedtime.

25 Jun

Reagan was weighed at the clinic again today and was a healthy 13lb 12oz which makes me so proud that she’s doing so well, and I know I say this a lot but it really is a credit to how Jamie is raising her and the time she puts in everyday to make her that way. The other big thing she did today was go and have her first set of immunisation shots for Whooping Cough, Tetanus and Polio which is never nice even when you know that’s coming but if you’ve NEVER experienced any pain in your whole ‘short’ life it has to be a little traumatic to say the least. Jamie said although she let out a terrible scream once it was over she settled and then just slept so I’m pleased about that.

Mommy doesn’t get all that much “me” time any more so it was nice for her to join a gym this week which she’d wanted to do for a while and she had scheduled her orientation for this evening, meaning I was going to be responsible for bedtime which filled me with a little trepidation I have to say!

When it came time for her to leave Reagan was asleep on the living room floor but this didn’t last long after mom left and the fussy squeak and then the ‘come and entertain me’ cry meant I had to stop doing the washing up and sit down with her (and watch Japan v Denmark 😉 with Reagan on my knee we played for a while… in fact almost an hour but then she remembered she was hungry but it was also bedtime. I laid her down on the chair and prepared to take her for a bath but once the bottle was made Reagan decided she wanted it before the bath so I fed her that and made another 3oz just in case.

When the bath was run my stress levels were very high as it’s not something I feel comfortable with but I set about the task as mommy had told me. After testing the water temperature for the millionth time I lowered her in and she was quite happy for a while just to splash but then I washed her using the magic night-time soap and quickly washed her hair and that was me done toooo stressful! Onto her duck towel and wrapped up warm we then went to the lotioning table for an all over natural calm aroma bedtime rubdown before being dressed in the cosiest onesy money can buy followed by a swift milk top up and another chapter from The Specials biography.

Mommy returned to a very awake baby which I think is because she is so interested in my reading matter and gets bored quickly with princesses, princes and fairies yawn! Damn! Mommy took over so I could reduce me stress levels a little and Reagan was asleep very soon after. 

It was stressful and wasn’t very slick but I will improve given the opportunity and I don’t think Reagan was too traumatised by the whole experience either?

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