Thank you for bearing with me as I learn all the intricacies of being a dad. I haven’t been at this any longer than you have, so I appreciate your patience as I learn.
I am slowly starting to understand what some of your various sounds mean, and by sounds I mean crying. Sometimes we have conversations together in your baby language, but that isn’t really understandable. I’m getting better at knowing if you are crying because you are tired, need a diaper change, or are hungry. The hungry one I’m still not 100% sure on, but I do know the first two, and this afternoon you were definitely tired.
I’m not sure why you wouldn’t go to sleep for your mom, or why you’d randomly start crying, but refused to go to sleep. That is one thing about babies that I don’t understand at all: the refusal to go to sleep when they are obviously very tired.
But because I am getting good at this being a dad thing, I took you from your mom so that she could finally take a nap, and rocked you to sleep. Now I don’t claim to be a pro, and while sometimes I can get you to sleep in 5 minutes, other times it takes over half an hour. So I don’t claim to be an expert by any stretch, but I am learning, and I think that is what counts.
Maybe soon we’ll work on getting you to go to sleep by yourself, and not have mom or I rock you to sleep every night. But I don’t really mind, though I think your absolute cuteness plays a role in that.