Sunday, April 5, 2009

They don't come with instruction manuals....

I just opened Miles' booster seat and Dustin installed it onto the chair. It was a total no-brainer, but came with this totally detailed instruction manual. Today we just bought a monitor at Target and brought it home. All you really have to do is plug it in....yet, it came with an instruction manual. Rewind two days....I brought home this complicated little creature who is the cutest thing I have ever seen, yet can throw a tantrum like no one else. Apparently he needs to eat and sleep - both which seem to be extremely complicated and sometimes painful......AND YET, HE did not come with an instruction manual. I have no prior knowledge of his habits, likes and dislikes, or soothing rituals. I have no idea what each cry means and I have no idea if I'm doing anything right. And just when I'm about to lose all faith in my ability to be a parent....he laughs, or smiles, or reaches for me. Huh.


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The amazing thing is... in 2-3 months you will know him so well that you would be the only person capable of writing his instruction manual! Enjoy every moment getting to know your son.

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Those first few days are filled with such highs (those laughs and smiles) and such lows (the incessant crying and not knowing what is wrong). It takes the happy moments to get through the rough ones...breathe deep and enjoy. Each day gets easier and his little personality will continue to come out more and more as he gets more comfortable with his forever family.

Katie M.

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Parenting is the most rewarding and exhausting time in your life. You and Dustin seem so natural with Miles (in the videos) and you will find your way getting to know him! Enjoy this wonderful journey together. Many blessings to you.