How is it that a child can be so calm and content during the day and when it's time for bed he turns into a monster? Somehow he thinks around 10:30 pm is the time to be wide awake and inconsolable. Maybe we should get him a watch. We had a little disagreement last night when it took him two hours to finally fall asleep. But this morning we were friends again. I tell him all the time he's lucky that he's cute. I think he's close to smiling (the non-gas type of smile) but it seems like every time he tries hard to smile he goes a little cross-eyed. Bless his heart.
I am really enjoying being home with Benton. I try not to think about the day I go back to work, but I know it's going to be tough. Since we sometimes have long nights, it's nice to be able to take a morning nap together or sit in the rocking chair while we catch up on our TiVo. He loves to be held and I don't mind one bit. I'm learning how to multi-task. I can now fix my lunch or use the computer with a baby in one arm. We get a little more efficient every day.
One of my favorite times of the day is when Brack gets home and wants to spend time with Benton. It's so fun to watch them together. Brack has taken to fatherhood very quickly. I knew he'd be a great dad. We read in one of our baby books that newborns prefer to look at a light/dark contrast so they like facial hair. Brack has used this as an excuse to not shave and Benton just stares and stares at his beard. Yesterday Benton started pulling at it though. Maybe this will encourage the use of a razor.
The little monster is calling me. It has been about an hour since he ate last. Yikes. How long do growth spurts last?