Single Dad – Day 1

Posted October 19th, 2010 by Aaron

Yesterday is the first time since Luke’s been born that I’ve been 100% responsible for him.  I was responsible for feeding him, getting him ready for bed, putting him to bed, and getting him ready this morning.  Sounds terrifying doesn’t it?  Not for me, but for him!

I have to say, it wasn’t bad.  At all.  He was a trooper yesterday.  He sat down beside me while I was at the stove cooking dinner.  He was in the lazy susan (What did Susan do to be considered “lazy”), playing with the tupperware, grabbing travel mugs and pretending to drink out of them.  It was great!  He was even good-natured for me while I left him in his booster seat while I cleaned up.

Shortly afterward, I put him in his bedtime clothes and diaper.  We played a little bit.  I gave him a bottle close to 8:00, he chilled out on my lap while he drank it.  Afterward, he started doing his calm, sleepy babbling.  I put him to bed, and he went to sleep.

He *did* wake up at 3:30 this morning.  I got him, gave him a small bottle, and he went back to sleep until 6:45.  Not bad.

He was great this morning too.  I felt bad for him though.  I had to put him in his crib while I showered.  He hated it!  But it was the safest place for all parties involved.

So far so good.  Tonight will be “Single Dad – Day 2.”  Wish me luck…

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