The 16th marked 1 month since Thomas entered our lives. There’s been so much adapting, learning, and discovering, but here are 5 things I’ve learned so far…
1) There’s no such thing as a clean diaper
I love that we can buy a box of 228 diapers at the Costco in Gatineau. I was quite naive to think that we would only use ‘a few’ diapers a day. Some days it seems as though Thomas needs a diaper change every 30 minutes… and his ‘presents’ are becoming bigger and bigger in size. I have to remind myself that I probably have at least 23 months of diaper changing left.
2) Vomit is no longer the sign of a crazy party
Most of us, at some point in our lives, have had a little too much to drink. Thomas is an expert at overindulgence. A true glutton at times. I sometimes wonder if there’s any milk left in that little belly of his because it seems like so much milk comes up and out! And… this is the reason for point # 3
3) Expect to do laundry every day
Because my son has a tendency to drink more than he needs to, a lot of what he drinks tends to come right back up. So… that means lots of laundry. Lots.
4) Quiet evenings on the couch are a thing of the past
Just when you think it’s time to kick back and relax after a full day – Thomas decides he’s staying up with the big kids. For the past month we’ve tried our hardest to calm him in the evening and put him to bed at a decent time (that means before 10pm). Luckily we’ve managed to get him to bed, but not without taking deep breathes and using every ounce of patience to deal with the crying. His fits usually start around 7:30 – 8pm and last about 1.5 hours. Ugh….. it took us two days to watch a movie and THANK GOODNESS for our PVR.
5) Thomas will always be Thomas
No matter how hard we try to keep him clean, get him to bed or try to sooth his crying, Thomas already has his own little personality, and Thomas will simply always be Thomas.