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Random thoughts: a trial run, time and pseudo science

This was once again written on the bus so pardon the typos.

One:
We had a 24 hour trial run as parents this week when a friends 2 year old son stayed at our house. We've had kids over but only when their parents were staying over. And Staci's watched kids a lot but no one has left their child in my care before....

It went well. I realized I'm not as bad with kids as I thought.

Part of that could be because I thought you had to talk baby talk or talk down to kids so I had no idea what to say. But I just spoke normally and it was easy. Sarcasm didn't go over well because when I asked if he wanted to fix the thermostat in our dryer he got excited.

That's when I learned the most important thing about caring for a child...you need to use misdirection.

Look at woof (what he calls are dog) was all it took to get him on a different train of thought.

He was super easy to play with and take care of. He's already potty trained which was awesome because although I'll be doing 50% of the diaper changing when we have a kid I'm not to big on changing diapers that I don't have to.

One thing that was tough was TV. He doesn't watch any so ours was off. That turned out to be a good thing.

Staci however did the lion share of the work. She is awesome.

Two:
The first three months of the pregnancy dragged on for me and we didn't even know we were pregnant for the first. That's because the 12 week appointment is so vital. 

The next 2 months went by pretty fast and that of course leads to the milestone of the 20 week appointment. The month after went by crazy fast.

Now it's dragging for me again. It seems like the due date is painfully far away. Although this is kind of good because I still need to paint the room.

For the guys out there you might not want your pregnant wife know that the time is going slowly. I made the mistake of doing that.

Three:
The baby is still head up, if that's how you say it. So the doctor wants to watch to make sure it turns in time, I know it has a lot of time so we're not worried. 

But I was thinking about it. What makes the baby know to turn head down so it's not breach? I'm sure there is some evolution there but I think there has to be more to it. Is it a conscious move? Something initiated maternally?

I shot out the question on twitter and gravity came back as an answer because the head weighs so much. Sounds pretty good but if anyone knows for sure I'd love to hear. I'm going to ask the doctor next time we see him.

Four:
If you're in Chicagoland this weekend stop by Rotofugi on Friday the 13th. My friend Jesse LeDoux the illustrator mentioned a couple times on here is having a show there. His new stuff is awesome.

Comments

  1. Just remember that your own sister came out breech, and look how she turned out...

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  2. That's weird because I just told Staci you were born birch.

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  3. My baby is still head up as well, with just under 2 months until my due date. I have a chiropractor appointment next week to try to encourage flipping.

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