Cheese (swiss) for brains
Posted January 19, 2009on:
I didn’t mean to not post for 10 days. I just haven’t had much to say. With the Poptart (and yes, we have a name. I think. But we’re not sharing yet) making her presence well known, both internally and externally, there’s not much else going through my brain. Well, except for some work stuff, which everyone (and by that I mean you, unless you’ve been living under a rock) knows about and I don’t blog about, because Rule No. 1 is Don’t Blog About Work. Period.
I didn’t want this blog to turn baby-centric and I thought I could avoid it by talking about the mundanity and turning it humourous. However, I find myself lacking in that department lately. I can barely put two thoughts together.
I have this theory about pregnant women and the phenomenon known as “baby brain”. Up until the time they get pregnant, they have basically full brains (assuming they are adult women; I’m not talking about pregnant teens here). And when they get pregnant, all of a sudden they have to get all this new information into their brains and there just isn’t room. So some of the existing information has to leave in order to make room for the baby information.
The result is brains like swiss cheese. Perhaps not quite so smelly, but lots of holes.
That’s my excuse theory, anyways.
At any rate, I knew I needed some information because some things about babies are still a mystery to me. Not the diaper part – I think the smelly/soggy parts will be a good indicator. But stuff like:
- How often do newborns need to nap?
- How often do newborns eat?
- How often should they poop? (am a firm believer in the plumbing working well, but with babies? HAVE NO CLUE)
- Etc. ad infinitum. ad nauseum.
In other words, we are obliviates when it comes to 24/7 care of a baby.
So today, I picked up one of the Baby Whisperer books and read the first chapter/intro on the train ride home (before I fell asleep) and it seems to be pretty good so far. I like her philosophy on crying kids, and that every kid needs something different.
More later, when I read more of it.
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