China Girl

International adoption through the eyes of a new father.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Just a few things to get used to as a new dad (I've gotten used to them)

1. The whole diaper thing, it really isn't that bad. After a few attemps at it I have it pretty much down to about a minute for a #1 and 30 seconds for a #2 (Just kidding) as long as it isn't too messy it goes pretty quick. Learn to breath through your mouth. Don't worry your going to get it on your hands, on the changing pad ect. there is nothing you can do about it. Just know that it WILL happen. Just wait until the first time your child grabs the creamy diaper and starts flinging it around because you didn't get it out from under them fast enough.

2. Get used to them falling, it really didn't take me long, I still have to tell my dad to just let her go, it's not the first time or the last time she's going to fall.

3. The whole eating thing, it's hit and miss. One day they will love everything that you give them and the next day you could feed them the exact same things and they won't touch them. Now I feel that we have been very fortunate, Alex eats just about everything, but she is starting to show some dislike for a couple of thing. She doesn't care for the pasta pick-ups or green beans. Now when we first gave them to her she loved them, she would clean her plate, now she won't touch them. Well she touches them and throws them all over the place. Just put them in your mouth sweetie!

4. If you don't want her to get into it, then lock it in a safe. This child started walking and has moved into overdrive, she is out of control somedays. She will actually stand there and turn the outside lights on and off for 10 minutes. Thank god it's during daylight hours or the neighbors would think we're nuts. It would look like a freaking light show outside. Were going to have to explain the electric bill to her one of these days. Maybe she can contribute.

5. Murphys law here, you get your child all gussied up to take them for their pictures, you get there and all they want is you and they refuse to be put down. Now here is our delimma, we took Alex to the mall the other day, and one of the cute little teenie boppers standing outside the picture people says come in for a free portriat and no sitting fee. Well of course we do and granted she had a cute outfit on, it wasn't something that we were prepared to have her photos taken in. Wouldn't you know it, she was loving the camera, smiling, giggling, and then wham. They have her standing in this flower pot and she falls over backwards and the bloody nose is running all over the place. Just our luck. Now granted we did end up with some cute photos and ending up purchasing a few of the photos. Exactly what the picture people wanted minus the bloody nose.

Well that is all I have for now, I'll write when I have more. Todd>>>>


  • At 10:07 PM, Blogger Trixie said…

    With the foster care option looking better and better during the long wait, Roger may actually have a chance to put your list of issues to the test! One more SW visit and we go into the database.


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